The Mairs Family Band & Longway

Sat 18th May 2019
Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, DG3 4HN

The Mairs family Band-
All the way from Rutherglen, The Mairs Band is Alan, his wife Louise, their daughter Hazel plus some additional players. They are well-known on the Scottish Bluegrass scene for their musicality, strong vocal harmonies and wide range of material. From contemporary to trad the Mairs cover all of it.
Alan plays acoustic guitar, Louise plays double bass and Hazel plays dobro. Mandolin, banjo and fiddle can also be expected to be heard. In past times, the Band went under the name of Redwing then new Redwing to reflect line-up changes. Alan was a founder member of Old Hickory. In short, they have been around.
Formed in February of 2003, after a jam session showed them how this lineup seemed a perfect combination. They were knocked out (and somewhat taken aback) by the synergy that resulted in a hard-driving sound coupled with a bounce that we'd each individually been seeking all of our playing lives!

They have since played at most of the British Bluegrass Festivals and many Folk Club venues, as well as concerts, appeared on Radio shows and recorded two albums

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