Beinn Lee are a six-piece band from Uist in the Outer Hebrides. 2018 saw the band release their debut album OSGARRA. Described by renowned piper Fred Morrison as “a breath of fresh air”: “the feel of the Uist music runs beautifully throughout the album and the sensitive vocals and top drawer musicianship add up to one of the most exciting musical prospects I have heard in a long time."
Formed in 2013, the band are rooted in the west coast style of traditional music. The collective inheritance of Gaelic song and west coast pipe music provide a very strong traditional backbone to their music, but their music of contemporary and self-penned tunes and songs are infused with diverse modern influences.
The instrumentation of accordion, fiddle, pipes/flute, guitar, piano, drums and vocals provide the band with a sound that has seen them successfully perform across the country for weddings, but increasingly in demand for festivals. Year on year, the band is becoming increasingly in demand. Highlights from the past two years include headlining Eilean Dorcha Festival, performing at Celtic Connections, Heb Celt Fest and Tiree Music Festival, as well as supporting Sharon Shannon and many other gigs large and small.
2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year for the band, performing at many of Scotland’s festivals over the spring and summer, and the release of a new single in the spring!