2022 gigs

Saturday 30th July
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Ice House Stage - 17:00 - 18:00
 
Friday 5th August
Collieston Aberdeenshire

Community hall - 22:30

Our new album has been recorded live at the Bothy at Balnamoon Croft and is presently in production. Hopefully out in 2023!

 

Take a listen to 2020's online recorded lockdown track 'Joy'.

 

Free stream and download from here (and bandcamp) now!

At the Bothy
At the Bothy

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album front cover final
album front cover final

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Belladrum festival
Belladrum festival

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At the Bothy
At the Bothy

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About the Band;

The Fonsecas  formed in 2016, out of a local folk club session in the coastal part of Aberdeenshire (near Cruden Bay) and brought together a set of songs to play at Belladrum Festival, in the highlands, in 2016. We went on to record that suite of songs, which were inspired by the themes of traditional Aberdeenshire ballads and fisher tunes, but by our own hand. 

 

The album was 'Where the river meets the sea' and was released on 27th April 2018 by Village Sunsets Records, is an album of 15 original compositions which has been drafted in 2 halves - Part 1 being a suite of uplifting songs, Part 2 consisting of  romantic ballads and coastal folklorism.

Having received a great reception to our debut album and gigs, we have spent much of the next 2 years in a rural bothy,  creating new music and songs; still on the same themes but mixing trad scots and irish folk and world sounds in with our sunshine tracks.

We were trying to find the time and means to record the new album live, but were overtaken by the lockdown and finally achieved that in early 2022. It captures the band in our natural environment and sounds amazing, juts need to get it sound produced now!

The Fonsecas are;  
Kenny McKenzie - Bass.
Daryl Short - Accordion, whistles, mouthy & vocals
Jasmin Bray-Triance - Drums and Vocals. 

Andy Clucas - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals.