Thrilled to have this great, if slightly wacky, review of our new album Celtivation printed in The Living Tradition folk music magazine!
Pre-order your copy of Celtivation at https://andhafolk.bandcamp.com/album/celtivation
Release date 7th September 2017
AN DHÁ - Celtivation
Bath Folk Festival 17th August
Thrilled to be playing at the Bath Folk Festival this year at the Museum of Bath Architecture in a shared concert with Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith on Thursday 17th August. If you're around come along and hear some tunes from our new album Celtivation!
We can't wait!
Get your tickets here http://bathfolkfestival.org/ticket/an-dha/
Carlisle Fringe 22nd August
We are also very excited to be playing in Carlisle on Tuesday 22nd August as part of the Carlisle Fringe at the old fire station! Come and hear us play music from our new album Celtivation as well as some brand new tunes and grab a copy of our new album before the official release date!
Buy your tickets here http://www.carlislefringe.co.uk/portfolio/an-dha-celtivation/
A massive thank you to FolkCast for featuring 'Silence of the Chickens' from our new album Celtivation as this months 'Insanely Mental Instrumental'! You can listen to the podcast here (we're on at 57:57):
Side note: unfortunately we've had to move the release date of Celtivation back to 7th September 2017, but you can pre-order your copies from the 9th June at: https://andhafolk.bandcamp.com/album/celtivation
Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival, as well as The Great Escape, make May in the city one of the busiest times of the year. One of the benefits is that performers from across the country, and across the world, can perform in our fair city, and not always just a one-off show as is often the case on UK tours. One show which is appearing in Brighton no fewer than 7 times this month is An Dha: Supertigers. With performances at both the Brighton Buddhist Centre and Brighton Komedia, there is no excuse to miss out on this string duo that is quite unlike anything you will have heard before.
An Dha: SupertigersSupertigers is a brand new show from the Celtic folk/jazz/pop cello and fiddle duo An Dha, whose name literally translates to 'The Two' in Gaelic. Their music is lively, fun and entertaining to all, not just the classical music elite. We're not 100% sure if they will be wearing the onesies shown in the video below for the show, but even the possibility makes it worth a punt in our books. With the tagline 'Dont take life too seriously' and the hashtag #BeASupertiger, An Dha's shows come ahead of the release of their latest album Celtivation, which is available to buy at the gigs ahead of its public release. The show is a family-friendly fusion of styles which is sure to get your toes tapping and leave you with a smile on your face.
Big thank you to Jon Southcoasting for the great review of our show at the Brighton Komedia and Brighton Buddhist centre in the Brighton Fringe.
Read the full review at http://brightonsource.co.uk/features/week-one-brighton-festival-fringe-2017/
An Dhá: Supertigers
After lots of hard work and scrapping everything and starting from scratch twice we have finally finished recording our new album 'Celtivation'. Very excited to have sent it off to be pressed now! It's got some great tracks on it, some old favourites like 'Silence of the Chickens' and some relatively new ones including an epic new Air by Sarah called 'Tartan Fields'. Watch this space for the release date and taster tracks :) ...
Big thanks to DPA Microphones, RØDE Microphones, Steinberg andHP for making such awesome gear. We love our Dvote 4099s, NT55s and UR44!
Don't miss out on out new show An Dha: Supertigers at the Brighton Fringe this May! We will be playing some of our unique fiddle and cello Celtic Folk music with some new tunes and a lot of fun! An Dha will be playing the Brighton Komedia as well as the Brighton Buddhist Centre.
Check out the Brighton Fringe website for more details of our shows!
We love surprise gigs! On Wednesday afternoon we had an invitation to play at the Brighton Fringe 2017 registration opening party at Merkaba. The act that was due to play had had to cancel due to the train strikes and they asked us VERY late notice (around 3 hours!). We had never been to the cocktail bar Merkaba before so we were impressed by the stylish almost space-ship styling inside (as well as their INCREDIBLE cocktails which included a specially designed 'Fringe' cocktail).
Despite some technical issues with the PA we were meant to be using we played a short set after the Mayor, Councillor Pete West, and Director of the Brighton Fringe Julian Caddy made introductions and gave a short speech about the Fringe. Crowd favourites 'Silence of the Chickens' and 'Jenny Dang the Weaver' got some feet stamping! The fish definitely enjoyed our performance (yes... fish in a bar).
We can't wait for Fringe 2017!!
We had an incredible night at the Cambridge Folk Cub on Friday. We were playing at one of their monthly Open stage nights, and what a night it was! With some wonderful acts playing and singing songs from Folk traditions all over the world it was an incredible mixture of styles and genres. We played some of our favourite tunes from our upcoming LP Supertigers including crowd favourite 'Silence of the Chickens' by Jaya and a set of two C Minor tunes 'Culloden House' and 'Miss Abercrombie' which we have applied a little bit of jazz and other bits and pieces to. We had a lovely reaction from the crowd with a few people saying we had made their night, people didn't quite know what to expect from instrumental fiddle and cello folk music but by the end of our set they loved it.
I am sure we'll be back in Cambridge soon and we can't wait!