Rhythmneel are delighted to be celebrating Twenty years on the road
with the long awaited follow up to their 2009 album ‘The Crossing’
with the launch of the new Album ‘Twenty’, released in October 2012.
The band have toured extensively throughout the Highlands and
Islands, Scotland as a whole and also regularly in Europe over this
period, and the next 12 months through 2013 will see the band
celebrating this milestone in their history with plenty of gigs far
and wide, coming to a village hall near you soon!.............
The band usually turn out as a six/seven piece line up, and whilst
the core of the sound is Pipe and Fiddle led Celtic Rock, the band
have the versatility to play a broad range of material at most gigs,
from Ceilidh Dances through to Classic Covers.
The band are in high demand for music festivals & venues, marquee
gigs, street parties, Highland Games/Gala Dances, corporate
functions, weddings and other similar events throughout Scotland and overseas;
and regularly travel to Holland, Switzerland and Germany each year.
The band's set-list for larger events such as festivals and overseas
gigs, is Celtic rock- based (usually with a contemporary rock
twist), including own arrangements of traditional Scottish tunes led
by pipes and fiddle.
Rhythmnreel are in the unique situation of having three fantastic
fiddle players who share duties between them at the various gigs.
Debbie Ross has played with the band for a number of years and is
responsible for putting together most of the celtic rock
arrangements the band play and record. Paul Dzialdowski is a veteran
and stalwart of the Feis movement and folk scene in the North of
Scotland, and last but not least is Gillian Stevenson who has played
in some of the country's best ceilidh bands over the past 20 years.
They come up with many of our traditional Scottish tunes. For
larger music events such as festivals the band regularly play on
stage with all three fiddle players, an unbelievable wall of sound!
The band also has access to a pool of outstanding Pipers. Long
standing Rhythmnreel Pipers Catriona and her sister Shona MacAffer
have been supported by recent additions to the line up, Ali Levack
and Conall Macillechiar. Both are products of the Plockton
Traditional Music School of Excellence and both play Highland and
Border Pipes as well as Whistle. Ali is currently studying Highland
Music at the RSAMD in Glasgow. All four feature in our new CD
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