Donegal Singer Songwriter, Lorraine McCauley, now living in Scotland, will return home to Ireland with her band for the first time to play in the Spirit Store on Saturday, July 25 and at The Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal.
Lorraine grew up in Carndonagh, training to sing and play guitar and went on to write her first songs while teaching about Irish culture in Japan. Moving to Scotland in 2007 Lorraine began singing open mics in Edinburgh and Glasgow, which resulted in meeting Jonee Duggan a sound engineer from Dundalk. Jonee and Lorraine teamed up to record songs and formed their band Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands.
Since then they released their debut album ‘Light in the Darkest Corners’ receiving rave reviews throughout the UK including 4 stars in the Scotsman. Lorraine and the band were invited to play live on BBC Radio 1’s new music show, BBC Introducing. This year Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands were selected along with 20 other top bands in Scotland to Showcase to North American Festivals which could see them touring in America and Canada next year.
Jonee Duggan grew up in The Windmill Tavern, Seatown, Dundalk and looks forward to returning home with his band to play at the Spirit Store. Lorraine McCauley and her band have been tipped as the next Scottish modern folk breakthrough act. The band includes Lorraine on guitar and vocals, Jonee Duggan on accordion and glockenspiel, Nick Jenkins on viola, mandolin and fiddle as well as Mat Clements on percussion. Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands are really looking forward to teaming up with The Seasons, the great 6 piece alt-folk band from Dundalk, to put a great night of acoustic modern folk music at the Spirit Store on Friday July 25.