The release of Attuned will be followed in early 2014 by a DVD live concert recording of Gillian & Seph performing tracks from the new album and acoustic versions of tracks from Elemental, entitled, The Rockingham Sessions. Please join the mailing list to receive updates on this and all other news for Gillian Boucher.
Click here to read a great interview with Celtic Life International Magazine about the 2013 Celtic Colours Festival and the upcoming release of my new album, Attuned!
Well, it’s that time of year again… the sun is shining and the birds are chirping in Anatolia… summer is on it’s way, and what a summer it’s going to be! It’s official folks… my time in Turkey has come to an end, and I’m relocating back to Canada!
Busily wearing my fingers to the bone in pre-recording preparation for two albums this summer, I’m happy to announce that this fall 2013 will see the release of my new duo-acoustic album with guitarist Seph Peters and debut album for The Celtic Umbrella Ensemble! Both projects are to be recorded at fabulous Codapop Sutdios in Halifax.
I’m also delighted to announce that I’ll be making my way home to the shores of Cape Breton Island for a bit of a family reunion and tunes at the 57th Annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert! I couldn’t be more excited to join the line-up of wonderful musicians performing this year. :)
The multi-talented Mary Beth Carty and I will also be hitting the road this August performing shows across Eastern Canada featuring a line up of traditional and original songs and compositions. We’re going to have a blast!
Exciting times ahead folks, so join the mailing list and stay tuned for details!
Well, I weathered the torrential rain and chilly temperatures with whiskey in hand and rang in the New Year at the Whare Flat Folk Festival in Dunedin (New Zealand) with a good group of musicians and dancing. Many thanks to the folks at the New Edinburgh Folk Club and all the volunteers who made the weekend truly special… what a great way start 2013! And here we go…..!
Preparation for some interesting developments with Learn Celtic Fiddle are underway and so are plans to film Unit 5 in Nova Scotia this summer. Stay tuned from some exciting news on that front!
The studio is where I’ll find myself for most of this summer, recording my new acoustic album and also the debut album for The Celtic Umbrella Ensemble! I can’t wait to lay down tracks of amazing music for both projects and especially hit the studio with the ‘brella girls Cassie, Maggie and Mary Beth
On another note, I’ve teamed up with US boutique finger-style label Candyrat Records and will be promoting shows in New Zealand and Canada for the Candyrat Guitar Night production as well as booking for some of the label’s top artists which is super fun and really exciting, so watch out for a Candyrat Guitar Night show near you!
Well, we couldn’t have asked for a better close to The Celtic Umbrella‘s Canadian Tour this summer. After shows in Nova Scotia in June & July, we finished with a BIG BANG at the amazing Festival Memoire et Racines in Joliette, QC. Thanks to all of the festival staff, volunteers and of course the audience that made this a festival to remember!!! Looking forward to some wicked shows with the group next year!
I’m now settled back in Turkey and busy preparing for the launch of Unit 3 (Early Intermediate) & Unit 4 (Advanced Intermediate) in ‘Learn Celtic Fiddle’… so students, stay tuned! Lots to come!
This October I’ll be heading over to lovely Ireland to record my long-awaited new album due for release in Spring 2013.. can’t wait! Also, keep your eye out for an upcoming edition of ‘Celtic Life’ magazine featuring a lovely interview with yours truly
Lots of fun stuff happening, so join the mailing list and stay informed!
After a lovely 5 weeks touring The Land of the Long White Cloud, I was happy to get back to Turkey to catch my breath and prepare for the next bulk of shows in Canada this coming June/July. I’m kicking off my season with a Halifax show and reunion with old friend and guitarist Seph Peters, so I hope to see some familiar faces in the audience!
The Celtic Umbrella Ensemble are hitting the road again for a tour of Nova Scotia in June finishing off with the Festival Memoire et Racines in Joliette (Quebec) the end of July. While back home I’ll also be filming for Units 4 & 5 of ‘Learn Celtic Fiddle’ and working on the recording of my upcoming album. Keep checking back for upcoming shows and I hope to see you along the sandy dunes of Inverness County soon!