Barrule (band)

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Manx trio Barrule performing at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in 2012.
Background information
Origin Isle of Man
Genres Celtic, Folk, Indie Rock
Years active2012
LabelsEasy on the Record
Associated actsMabon, Mec Lir
MembersTom Callister
Adam Rhodes
Jamie Smith

Barrule is a Celtic and folk trio from the Isle of Man. [1] The band's three members are: Tomas Callister (fiddle), Jamie Smith (accordion) and Adam Rhodes (bouzouki). [2] Barrule’s discography includes both original and traditional Manx language songs. [3]

In 2014, the trio won "Best Debut" in the Spiral Earth awards [4] and have since performed major festivals including Celtic Connections, WOMAD Charlton Park, Sidmouth, Festival Interceltique de Lorient (where they won the prestigious Trophée Loic Raison), [5] Lowender Peran Festival, Cornwall, and the National Celtic Festival in Melbourne. In the fall of 2013, Barrule was featured in Celtic Family Magazine ’s debut issue. [6]

Barrule’s name pays tribute to the Manx summit and Celtic God Manannán mac Lir who made his home there. [7]


Barrule (self titled) [8] 2014
Manannan’s Cloak [9] 2015

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