The Paul McKenna Band

21st September 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” New York Times

“The best band of their generation” (The Living Tradition)

“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” (Fatea Magazine)

Scottish folk act, The Paul McKenna Band, are gearing up for the release of a brand new EP this spring and have unveiled the first single from the new body of work. Taking on Dougie MacLean’s Solid Ground, the captivating five-piece – fronted by one of Scotland’s most eloquently expressive vocalists and songwriters – are set to release their own version of the much-loved Scottish song on Friday 26th January.

Formed in Glasgow in 2006, The Paul McKenna Band sees Paul McKenna (vocals, guitar) come together with Ewan Baird (percussion), Conor Markey (banjo, bouzouki, guitars), Conal McDonagh (pipes, whistles) and Robbie Greig (fiddle). The members are bound by a shared love of Scottish and Irish traditional music and contemporary, dynamic compositions, all underpinned by expert playing and Paul’s stunning vocals, which are expertly applied in their newest release.

Paul was a featured artist at the world renowned Transatlantic Sessions in 2019. Alongside Cara Dillon, Tim O’Brien, Molly Tuttle and the multi talented house band he performed a string of shows across the UK.