SCOTTISH outfit Hò-rò are set to launch their new album at Drygate Brewery this Friday.

The young band, winners of the Up and Coming Artist of the Year gong at the 2017 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, released new single Nuggets last month – to which it reached the number one spot on the iTunes world music song chart. Their new album, Hex, also dropped in May and topped the iTunes world music chart.

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The Glasgow gig will see the band officially launch the new material. They will then take the album on tour throughout the UK in the coming summer months.

Guitarist Sean Cousins said: “Last year our live show grew into a six-piece performance and we were totally blown away by the magnitude of the sound, so we can’t wait to take this big performance on tour this summer.

“It was our live performance that inspired Hex so it’ll be really special to take that material on the road.

“We all love touring and nothing beats playing to a live audience – we can’t wait to see everyone at our official launch on Friday.”

Each of the six members – Sean along with Calum MacPhail, Lucy Doogan, Crisdean MacDonald, Paul Martin and DC Macmillan – bring their own musical background and style to the live performance and this has been reflected in the album; a very unique sound that draws inspiration from each individual’s musical taste and background.  

Hò-rò’s line-up features bagpipes, border pipes, accordion, fiddle and whistles juxtaposing with guitar, keyboards, drums and bodhran. This diverse instrumental mix is complemented by Gaelic and Scottish song.

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