We had a wonderful time at the Langdale Charity Folk Festival over the weekend. It was so nice to hear all the other acts, catch up with old friends and make new ones and soak in the atmosphere and the sunshine! The festival raised nearly £4,000 for excellent local charities and we are honoured to have done our bit.
Big thanks to everyone who bought a copy of our debut release, "The Langdale EP". Kieron's song "Langdale" went down a storm and it was lovely to play it at the closing session on Sunday night with everyone singing along.
Here's a video of us performing "Langdale" at the Friday night bar concert. Big thanks to Rachael Dyson for filming it!
We're very excited about launching our debut EP at the Langdale Charity Folk Festival tomorrow.
Gogz and Deek spent yesterday evening copying the tracks for "The Langdale EP" onto the USB sticks and putting together the EP packs.. finished with a day to spare!
We're thrilled to announce that our debut EP will be launched at The Langdale Charity Folk Festival on 6th-8th May!
The first 100 copies of "The Langdale EP" will be released as a limited-edition USB Stick pack, featuring four original Gallus Crows songs, a button badge and an updated video for "Take Me Back To Liverpool".
The pack also provides access to "The Game of Crows", an online game with exclusive Gallus Crows goodies as prizes. All this for just £5.
We'll be releasing "The Langdale EP" on CD format soon.. watch this space!
We had a brilliant time in Elgin last weekend, playing at Kieron's sister's wedding. While Kieron spent the weekend in the lap of luxury, Ronnie, Gogz and Deek enjoyed a lads' road trip, returning home via Pennan and the Scottish Lighthouse Museum in Fraserburgh (where Ronnie was able to relive his past life as a teenage Lighthouse Keeper!).
There's a photo diary of our trip on our Facebook page, but here's a few snaps to be getting on with..
Special mention goes to this pic of Gogz and Deek chillin' at Lossiemouth Beach on the morning after the gig. Ronnie submitted this to the BBC website for their weekly Pictures of Scotland feature and they published it!! Well done Ronnie Crow :-)
We've got our outfits all sorted out for our first (possibly last) gig as a Wedding band. We're playing at Kieron's sister's Wedding in Elgin on Saturday!
It's a little known fact that Scotland's other bard, William Topaz McGonagall, spent the last few years of his life in a flat directly above Captain's Bar in Edinburgh's South College Street.
In recognition of this, Ronnie felt compelled to put some of McGonagall's verse to music.. the result is "The Rattling Boy From Dublin". We performed the song for the first time at Captain's on Saturday Night and Pamela was kind enough to film some of it. We'll attempt a better recording at some point soon.
As is our want, we've learned some new stuff for tonight's gig/session at Captain's bar.
Here's a short excerpt from our setlist for tonight, at which we will have an early St Patrick's Day celebration and pay tribute to the late, great George Martin.
We had our song "Take me back to Liverpool" played last night on Kenny Simpson's "Folk & More" show on TD1 Radio. Big thanks to Kenny! You can listen to the show again here:
Folk & More has a FaceBook page. Why not tune in to the show on a Wednesday evening and share comments on what you're hearing on FaceBook with other listeners. It's a really neat idea and the show is a really good listen.
Here's our cover of Wehikuł Czasu (Time Machine) by Polish band Dżem from Captain's Bar on Saturday night. We did this for Michael's 40th Birthday as it's his favourite song.
We had a lot of fun learning this! Big thanks to Bruce and Gill for providing lead guitar and percussion respectively. And thanks also to Michael for the video.
Please feel free to share with Polish friends!
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