Montrose Playhouse Presents Gleadriach
Saturday 4th March at 19:30
“Gleadhraich’s bagpipe rock and pop arrangements are a touch of genius”, Dougie Maclean
“Gleadhraich are wicked. Their sound is very contemporary”, Amy MacDonald
Gleadhraich are a celtic rock band formed in Carnoustie, Angus in 2010 while students at
school. The band is made up of Craig Weir (Bagpipes/ Vocals), Ross White (Guitar/ Vocals),
Paul Weir (Percussion) and Graeme Ritchie (Bass Guitar) who are complimented by a
fluctuating collective of saxophone, trombone, accordion and keyboard, affectionately
dubbed “the Accordihorns”.
Gleadhraich released their debut EP, ‘Pipe Dreams’ in 2014 and the follow up, ‘Where We’re
From’ was released in March 2015 to critical acclaim. The band released ‘Definition’ in 2016
which was well received with Jim Gellatly including the track, ‘Face Palm’ in a list for the
Scottish Sun of the top tracks released in the country that month as well as Piping Today
describing the record as “putting it’s own stamp on the sub sub-genre” of celtic rock.
Gleadhraich’s latest EP, ‘Rewritten’ was released in August 2019. The band are actively
working on some new material for release in 2022.
The band has featured on festival line ups throughout the UK including Belladrum Tartan
Heart Festival, Haslemere Fringe Festival and Lindisfarne Festival and performed across
Europe and the USA including appearances at BB King’s during New York Tartan Week and a
Burns Supper at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius. The band also enjoyed
a recent performance at BT Murrayfield Stadium for the Scotland vs England match at the
Guinness Six Nations.
Gleadhraich were awarded the title of Angus Cultural Ambassadors for 2013/14 and finished
2018 being awarded the title of ‘Best Celtic Music Act’ at the Infinitime Music Awards.
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