Scotland’s Paul McKenna Band Joins the Compass Records Roster Band to Support New Album with July US Tour
“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years”
—New York Times
“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” —Fatea Magazine
(Nashville, TN) June 7, 2013 - The Paul McKenna Band are rising stars of the Scottish folk scene, having toured extensively throughout the UK, USA, Canada and Europe, and continuing to draw accolades from prestigious press such as The New York Times in the process. The band has now inked a new deal with Compass Records – the label that currently hosts the largest catalog of Celtic music in the world – and will release their 3rd studio album ELEMENTS on August 27th.
Showcasing both a contemporary approach to songwriting and a reverent nod to tradition, the arrangements on ELEMENTS are fresh and innovative, featuring the fiery lead vocals and guitar of band leader and songwriter Paul McKenna, and backed by the driving bouzouki and mandolin of David McNee, the rhythmic fiddle and banjo of Mike Vass, the melodic flute and whistles of Sean Gray, and the explosive beat of Ewan Baird’s bodhran.
The Paul McKenna Band will continue to expand its audience in 2013, with two US tours scheduled before the end of the year, followed by an extensive US tour in March of 2014.
Upcoming US tour dates: