Local band gets set to rock Pitmedden

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A BAND whose members hail from the local area is getting set to wow audiences at Pitmedden Gardens as part of the upcoming Pitmedden Musical Festival.

Modhan - Andy McLeod, Jodie Bremaneson, Mark Aspden, Graham Mcleod, Kay Vickers and Chris Higgins - will perform a selection of their own music at the event, to be held at Pitmedden Gardens on June 22. The Edinburgh-based band have recently released their own album - the Admiral’s Fireworks - which could best be described as an eclectic mix of different styles, described by Graham McLeod as ‘Celtic world groove’. Smooth baselines, jaunty fiddles and catchy acoustic guitar riffs mix with flutes, mandolins, bongos and drums for a unique sound hailing disparate musical traditions.

Specialising in instrumental music, the band have performed previously in the north-east at ceilidhs, however this will be the first outing for their own collective musical work.

Speaking to the Times, guitarist and vocalist Graham said: “The music is original and instrumental. We - the band members - all come from different musical backgrounds, and that comes through in our sound.”

Speaking about the album, Graham added that he expected ‘Nightmare on Mill Street’ to receive an enthusiastic reception.

“It’s a really energetic song, and it’s always well received,” he said.

For more information about Modhan, visit www.modhan.com or search for the band on Facebook.com. The group will be performing at Pitmedden Music Festival on June 22. Tickets - £6 for adults, £3 for children.