• Long overdue update...

    August 19, 2013


    It's mid-August. How did that happen? The year's fairly powering on - loads to report on!

    Since the last news update (shamefully, some eight months ago, in December 2012) TTP's acts have been out and about the full length of the country, and are now coming to the end of the busy summer festival season, before returning to "regular" touring in the autumn.

    The Showcase Scotland event at Celtic Connections, way back in February, once again proved a fantastic platform for meeting and performing in front of promoters and venue representatives from around the world. So much so, that Mairearad and Anna were invited to perform at this year's National Celtic Festival of Australia!

    This year has already been very busy for the duo, who toured throughout April to launch their second album, Doubling. They are back on the road this November, and then again next April/May.

    Back in May this year, Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller were once again on the road, to many new venues in England, whilst the Rachel Hair Trio are undertaking a number of dates this autumn, ahead of an April/May 2014 tour.

    I am delighted to have started working with the fantastic RURA this year, as well as Edwina Hayes and Maeve Mackinnon - all touring throughout the autumn months. Next week it's the turn of The Poozies to hit the road, kicking off their autumn tour at Towersey Festival, before travelling as far north as Stornoway and south to Fareham.

    As well as artist representation, TTP's portfolio of project and tour management has also expanded significantly this year. I am now the project and tour manager for the TMSA Young Trad Tour, will be working on Blazin' Fiddles' annual Blazin' in Beauly music school, and somehow, managed to coordinated the Orkney Folk Festival's "The Gathering" project's night at Celtic Connections, back in February.

    With more exciting developments in the pipeline, I hope to keep this news ticker much more up to date. Failing that, follow TTP on Twitter, at @TwentyTwoPromo, or me directly on @CraigCorse for more inane ramblings.

    Cheers,
    Craig

  • Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2012


    Seasons Greetings! Apologies for the lack of updates this year - writing a news entry is always on the To-Do List, but keeps getting shunted down as exciting developments have come forth. Suppose that's the whole point of news, isn't it? Anyway, now that we're looking ahead to the festive break, it's time for a blether...

    We're delighted to be working with even more fantastic artistes than this time last year, and are chuffed to bits with how TTP has developed over the last twelve months. For a full list of everyone on the roster, as well as their availability, head to the Artists tab.

    As ever, the last week of May was spent working at the Orkney Folk Festival, which this year celebrated its 30th anniversary. Every year goes down as "one of the best yet", however this year genuinely was at the top of the league table - everything just seemed to fall in to place (via back-of-house mad scrambling, naturally) for a cracking weekend. Over the following summer months we were then out and about at many's a festival throughout the country seeing loads of cracking bands, venues and event teams. Even in tough times, the strength of the festival and gig scene never fails to amaze - power to those that bring the bands to the stage!

    Autumn and the start of winter has well and truly flown past, with venues up and down the country booking up their Spring 2013 programmes. Most of our Artistes will be out on their travels in the first few months of next year - keep your eye on the dates and Artist pages for when they will be near you (NB: most are still to be uploaded, pending final confirmations, and then the whole tour listings will go online).

    Looking ahead to next year, Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival is set to take up three weeks of January - no easing in to the year or a sluggish start back to work, full steam ahead, and bring it on!

    All the best for Christmas and New Year.

    P.S. Advance New Year's Resolution - update News more often!

  • The Poozies

    April 27, 2012


    We are delighted to welcome The Poozies to TTP's agency roster!

    The Poozies began their auspicious odyssey twenty-one years ago, when folk music wore elaborately patterned woolly jumpers, and was only seen in dingy back rooms and very late at night on BBC2. From the word “go” they were breaking out and happily exploring the musical universe. Pioneers of unusual and exciting arrangements, not only from the rich vein of traditional Gaelic culture but from any enticing genre, they take their audiences on a sparkling, spine-tingling journey through a sometimes fantastical landscape.

    Now a four-piece, The Poozies are; Sally Barker (guitar, vocals), Mary Macmaster (Camac electro-harp, vocals), Eilidh Shaw (fiddle, vocals) and Mairearad Green (accordion, vocals).

    The Poozies' first tours with TTP will be in May and October 2013 - head to their page for availability.

  • Two Tasty Tours

    April 26, 2012


    It’s all go at TTP HQ just now, as Jeana and Siobhan Leslie and the Rachel Hair Trio are both halfway through their spring tours.

    Jeana and Siobhan have played a few dates in Scotland, and looped through England. Next week they are off to the Shetland Folk Festival, before touring throughout Scotland until June 3, where their tour will wind up at the Orkney Folk Festival

    Rachel has been on the road with her Trio promoting their new album, No More Wings. Last week Rachel, Jenn and Euan played in Glasgow, Kirkcaldy and Livingston, and this weekend they are up in the Highlands, taking in Ullapool, Poolewe and Cromarty. Whilst in Cromarty they are also spending a couple of days teaching at workshops. Unfortunately, the Wickham Easter Festival, originally planned to kick the tour off, was cancelled, however all acts have been transferred over to the Summer Festival and what should be a cracking weekend.

    TTP acts are now booking well into 2013, with acts’ availability displayed on their individual pages.

    Cheers for now – I’m off up to the Shetland Folk Festival next week, can’t wait!

    Craig

  • Mairearad and Anna February Tour

    January 26, 2012


    Mairearad and Anna are taking to the road once again in February, with a 9-date UK tour. Kicking off in London, at the Slaughtered Lamb, on February 13, and winding up two weeks later in Drumnadrochit, in the heart of the Highlands.

    For full listings, head over to either the dates page, or Mairearad and Anna's profile page.

  • Celtic Connections

    January 19, 2012


    It's here! Scotland's biggest folk festival - Celtic Connections - starts today, incorporating 300 events and running across 20 venues throughout Glasgow until February 4th (18 days!).

    Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller are the first of the TTP crew to take to the stage, with a set at the Oran Mor on January 25, at the Alternative Burns Night, hosted by Babelfish.

    The following day, Thursday 26th, is a busy one for Mairearad and Anna. They kick things off with a live radio broadcast on RTE in Ireland (broadcast from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall), before appearing in concert at the National Piping Centre, as part of the new Deadly Duos series. In true festival style, they are then on stage in the middle of the night, at 12.30am (ok, technically Friday), as part of the Late Night Sessions club in the Concert Hall!

    TTP will be at the festival throughout, and in particular over the Showcase Scotland weekend of January 25-29.

    If you see any of us about, 'mon over and say hi!

  • Happy New Year

    January 01, 2012


    Apologies for the lack of updates...over the last eight months! Both the summer and end to 2011 have been very busy at TTP-HQ, leading to many more exciting months ahead.

    All the very best for 2012 - to great times ahead!

    My resolution is to update (and Tweet - @TwentyTwoPromo) more frequently...

    Cheers,
    Craig

  • Hi aye, come on in, this way...

    April 07, 2011


    Welcome, finally, to TwentyTwo Promotions' website!

    Here you will find information on the artists we represent, as well as services we provide to event organisers and promoters. The site will remain a work-in-progress for the next wee while, so if anything's not quite as it should be please bear with us in the mean time (and if it stays that way for a bit, please let us know, as it might have slipped the net!).

    We are delighted to finally have our pages up and running, so take a wander about for yourself and see what you think. We would also be delighted to hear from you - please feel free to get in touch via the contacts at the top of the page, and come and join us, or just say hello, on our social networks (they're new too).

    Cheers
    Craig

  • Mairearad and Anna embark on 17-date tour

    April 06, 2011


    Mairearad Green and Anna Massie are due to set-off on a 17-date tour on April 7, taking in 16 dates across Scotland, as well as Carlisle in the north of England. The tour kicks off in Glassel, near Banchory in Aberdeenshire on the 7th, winding up in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, at the New Cample Farm Shop just under a month later, on May 1st. Check out the dates page for full listings, and if you see the lasses on the road, head over and say hi.