‘Heron Valley Band’ interview on Celtic Fusion

‘Heron Valley Band’ interview on Celtic Fusion

Heron Valley were one of the bands performing in the Cowal Celidh Tent at the Cowal Highland Games in Dunoon on Saturday afternoon, 26 August 2017 and Bob McWilliam from 100.8 Revival FM was there for the ‘Celtic Fusion’ programme.

After the Heron Valley Band set, Bob had a chat with Abigail Pryde who is a guitarist and vocalist with Heron Valley Band.  She is also studying classical music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.  Listen to what Abigail had to say on Tuesday 29 August ‘Celtic Fusion’ from 8.00pm.

Heron Valley are an energetic, young traditional band from the Strachur area of Cowal in Argyll, who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various folk, country and Bluegrass styles.


Heron Valley on the Cowal Ceilifh Tent stage 2017.

The six-piece, energy fuelled group comprises fiddle player/accordionist Alex Mackechnie, banjo player/drummer Nick Hamilton, guitarist/piper/whistle player Euan McNab, pianist Arlene Mackechnie, guitarist/vocalist Abigail Pryde and bassist Callum Cronin.

Since their inception in 2011, Heron Valley have always ensured that they are conveying the highest amount of energy they have to every crowd they play to, ensuring that people who come to see them live have a fantastic experience.

In 2016, they released their second single Home along with an extremely diverse music video. This time, they set off at 4.00am to climb Beinn an Lochainn, a mountain in the Arrochar Alps, Argyll. The video sees this journey from bottom to top and shows them playing on cliff edges in the area they all grew up. View the video here.

This year, Heron Valley launched their debut CD album ‘Roam’ and to see them play live, their gigs in September are on: Saturday 9 September 2017 at Best of the West Festival, Inveraray, Argyll; Sunday 17 September at Tarbert Music Festival, Argyll; Saturday 23 September at Jura Music Festival at Isle of Jura Distillery and on Saturday 28 September at The Hug & Pint, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

Celtic Fusion, Tuesday 29 August 8.00-10.00pm and Saturday 2 September, 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

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