Mànran finish winter tour in packed Oban venue

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Mànran at Portree. Picture MK Concerts
Mànran at Portree. Picture MK Concerts

Scottish trad-rock band Mànran started 2018 in epic style when they took to the Corran Halls stage on Tuesday January 2 to perform the final night of their Christmas tour.

Playing to a jam-packed hall, and supported by Tide Lines, the six-piece were blown away by the amazing atmosphere the Oban crowd created.

Gary Innes, accordion player with Mànran, said: ‘As usual it was just amazing to play to an Oban audience again. It’s always such a brilliant atmosphere and the crowd really do make us feel extra welcome.

‘It was great to see so many familiar faces out supporting us too. We can’t wait to come back and play again soon.’

Having just released their new single When You Go in December, Mànran gave the Oban crowd a live performance of the new material which was released in December.

Written and sung by guitarist, Craig Irving, When You Go is the first single in English to be released by the band, who are better known for their Gaelic material. This, alongside a host of other new material, was showcased throughout their winter tour.

The band started their tour in Strathpeffer Pavilion on December 28, then played Stirling’s Albert Halls on December 29 before taking in the New Year performing on BBC Alba’s Hogmanay show and then headed to Portree Community Hall on January 1 and finished off with the Corran Halls on January 2.