There is a great little campaign going on amongst fans and artists such as Julie Fowlis to get a track called Latha Math by the Scottish band Mànran into the UK Top 40 Charts. It’s avalable for download from today so please show your support, if it gets into the charts it will make history and be a worthy celebration!
Mànran are hoping to become the first band in the 21st century to take a Gaelic song into the official UK top 40. The song, “Latha Math,” was written by lead singer Norrie MacIver and is released today. It will be available only from download on iTunes, Amazon, Play.com, HMV Digital and all other major music sites. The single was produced by two of the countries top producers, Calum Malcolm (Wet Wet Wet, Simple Minds and Runrig) and also legendary accordion player and musician Phil Cunningham.
Mànran are already making a big sound on the Scottish music scene with their powerful combination of driving accordion, fiddle, Highland pipes, Uillean pipes and flute as well as songs in English and Gaelic, all underpinned by rocking drums and bass. Though the band is a fairly recent collaboration, each member has been dazzling crowds in Scotland and throughout the world with various line-ups for a number of years but now unite to create Mànran: the fresh, unstoppable sound of modern Gaelic Scotland. Since coming together in June 2010 the band have already played at festivals in Europe and Scotland. The band have enjoyed gigs at Celtica in Italy, The Hebridean Celtic Festival in Lewis and are looking forward to a busy 2011.
Get on board now and download it now from itunes: Latha Math – Manran
Visit their site here: http://manran.co.uk/