One of the most anticipated shows of the Saranac Thursday line up in Utica, NY is definitely the crowd favorites from Toronto, Canada – Enter The Haggis. This indie, roots rock, folk, celtic group blazes new trails for themselves each time they set out to create their music. This Thursday, July 17 at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, fans are hoping they may share a taste of what is to be material from the new album. Join us at 6pm, whether they share or not, their catalog of music is riveting enough and you definitely won’t be sorry you came.
With Brian Buchanan (vocals, fiddle, keyboards, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar), Craig Downie (vocals, highland bagpipes, trumpet, harmonica, whistle, acoustic guitar, and bells), Trevor Lewington (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, octave mandolin, and keyboards), Mark Abraham (bass guitar and vocals) and Bruce McCarthy (drums and percussion ) – you know the music will be top notch. How could it not? with the most impressive collection of talent on stage. Although their rousing sound never fails to get the toes tapping, the hands clapping, and the crowd screaming, it’s their songwriting that takes them over the top and sets them apart from all the others.
It’s a gift, their creativity. Each album forges new trails for them and their audience, adoringly referred to as Haggis Heads. The last album, The Modest Revolution came about based on one day’s news publication. As they read through this news periodical, they found all the inspiration necessary to come up with a full album of music addressing topics from that day’s current events.
As creative as that was, their new project, The Penny Black Project, is even more so. Over the years touring, they have heard some of the most interesting stories and tales from Haggis Heads all over the world. Putting out a request to all their fans to share their unique stories, there was only one catch. It had to be submitted the old fashioned way, with pen and paper and sent via the postal service. The anticipation to hear these stories and their interpretation of them is keeping their fans on the edge of their seats. As mixing has commenced, it’s only a matter of time for the final release date to be announced.