Albannach have performed at many private gigs, corporate events and festivals throughout United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Here's a preview of some of the things they had to say about us....
Just wanted to send you a note to thank you for being such a great part of the 2011 Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland festival.
The festival's goal has always been to produce a first class Scottish/Irish festival weekend for all who participate. Your presence and great music help make the festival the wonderful experience it is.
We appreciate your talent and your professionalism and we wish you success, always!
Again, thank you for your participation!
-- Ann Neering, Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival
As a presenter of Celtic Music we hear everything from Traditional to Celtic Rock. Whether it be Irish, Scottish, Canadian, Australian, South American or USA in interpretation, we have had it all. Some acts grow on you, some never will. But with Albannach it is different.
Gut grabbing from the go. No time for thought. No time but to get caught up in the beat, the intensity, the passion. Where are the fiddles and guitars ? Penny whistles and the mandolins ? Who cares ? This isn't your grandfather's Celtic beat !
The crowds swell and sway, leaps into the air, shouts approval, many transfixed and are taken centuries back and are a part of some long ago battle, in some far away Scottish Glen. As the drums are beat, the pipes are screaming, the feet crash on the stage, all of Albannach is moving faster and faster, arms flying, sweat pouring and the blood in the audience' veins races.
Albannach is absolutely intoxicating ! Albannach makes my job incredibly exciting. And when they are with us - we know our event will be talked about positively and Albannach makes it a triumph !
-- Bill Reid, East of the Hebrides Entertainment
The Highland Council booked Albannach to close their 2008 Hogmanay Party in front of a crowd of 11,000 in a specially constructed outdoor arena in Inverness. We were looking to bring our show to a rousing conclusion and we knew that following the excitement of the countdown to the bells, our fireworks display and a mass Auld Lang Syne that we needed to book a band that would have our crowd dancing on what we correctly assumed would be a freezing cold night.
Within seconds of their set starting it was obvious that we had made the right choice in asking Albannach to close the show and I would recommend booking them without hesitation.
The band were not only extremely popular with our crowd, they were extremely professional and helpful in the weeks leading up to our show and were described as a “pleasure to work with” by all members of our event’s technical team.
-- Gerry Reynolds, Highland Council
Inverness Hogmanay Party - 2008
Albannach brought the ethos of the Red Bull Hell Fire Club to life at the Hydro Connect Festival. The energy and passion the band put into their performance was transmitted to the huge crowds which spilled out of the tent with every performance. A pleasure to work with and to listen to both as event organisers and for the several thousand fans who were lucky enough to hear them play.
-- Gary Knox, Amplify
Hydro Connect Festival - 2008