Following the UK launch of Barrule’s debut eponymous album during 2013, a review of the Manx trad power trio’s compelling music was published in the popular UK music magazine Songlines, which automatically put them in the running for some of the magazine’s prestigious music awards in 2014.
Barrule has been instrumental in creating a greater awareness of Manx traditional music in recent months, touring extensively across the UK and Europe, with another album in the pipeline.
Public voting for the 2014 awards has now commenced, but the mighty Barrule need your help in their bid for success in four categories; Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer.
Bouzouki player Adam Rhodes explained, “Being a public vote we need as many people as possible to give a couple of minutes of their time to vote online. It would be fantastic if the public could get behind this and help to get a Manx group in the running for an award in this well recognised UK publication – especially for the Island of Culture year!”
Would-be voters are invited to visit the Songlines’ Music Awards page where they will be asked to select an artist from the ‘drop-down list’ in each category. Although you will be asked for an email address so that your vote can be verified, it’s also easy to unsubscribe should you not wish to receive further correspondence.
As an additional incentive each voter will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win one of three pairs of tickets to the fabulous WOMAD world music festival, which will be held in Charlton Park 24th – 27th July, 2014.
Voting closes at midnight on the 31st January, 2014.
Valerie Caine © January 2014