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An Dannsa Dub (The Dub Dance in Gaelic) is the brainchild of dub vocalist & producer Tom Spirals and Scottish traditional musician Euan McLaughlin formed in 2020. The 6 piece live band fuses the mystical energy and instruments of traditional Scottish music and Gaelic song with the heavy, meditative, driving basslines digital dub music. The band is a unique mix of experienced traditional folk musicians and Dub Reggae specialists, using acoustic and digital instruments.  The result is an explosive heavyweight blend of what the band call ‘Future Dub from Ancient Scotland’.


The first, self-titled, EP 'An Dannsa Dub' , was released in Dec 2021 on 12” Vinyl and digital release and has received support across the BBC from the likes of Don Letts and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, Phoebe I.H. On BBC Introducing, Bruce Macgregor on BBC Scotland and across BBC Alba. The E.P has also been 

shown support by well known artists with the Reggae and Dub sound system scene such as Mungo’s Hi Fi (UK) and O.B.F. (France). 

An Dannsa Dub have a busy year ahead with booking across a variety of UK venues and festivals with a tour planned for next Autumn into the far corners of the UK and Scottish highlands.  



Legend has it , that two musicians were taken awa’ by the faeries to play for them at their ceilidh dance .. When the pair returned hame, naebody believed where they had been! All they had to prove it was a new collection of otherworldly tunes they had learned…

The concept behind the EP is based on an old Scottish story from the Orkney Islands, re-written by Tom Spirals and narrated by renowned storyteller Gillian Macdonald on the first track of the EP. The tale has also been brought to life as a music video , shot in stunning scottish locations including ‘The Crawick Multiverse’ , and features breathtaking dance choreography from Sanchez & Rigg aswell as a performance and vocals from Gaelic singer of the Year Ellen Macdonald .



Sunday night, Shieling stage on the mighty Mungo's Hifi Soundsystem

This was our debut show - thanks to everyone who turned out and makde it so special.



 - LIVE -

Recorded at Kilquhanity School

As featured in the award winning Scotsman Sessions.



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