Friends since their youth when both were playing in bands in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow during the tail end of the 1980’s Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward musical journeys have seen them brought together at various points including working together on Mulholland’s band Two Dollar Bash third album Lost River which Ward produced, Ward then toured with band in North America in 2007, during this time they planted the seeds of a an idea to record an album together, drawing inspiration from their shared love of influential British folks icons Pentangle and Nick Drake. Over a series of recording sessions in Berlin, Antwerp and Rotterdam Waiting for the Storm took shape, featuring ten orignal tracks, including a pair of instrumentals the album has been released by Berlin label Cannery Row Records and London-based Jezus Factory Records, Mulholland is currently residing in Haiti where is working on a number of projects that include a collaboration with Frankétienne a renowned poet, dramatist, painter and actor, who makes a guest appearance on the album on a spoken word piece.
Ward & Mullholland are playing a series of dates in the UK from the end-of-the-month and will be joined by Hannes d’Hoine who plays double bass on the album.
Friday August 31st, Live at Troon Festival, Troon, Scotland
Sunday September 2nd, Market Bar, Inverness, Scotland
Monday September 3rd, house concert, Dingwall, Scotland
Tuesday September 4th, house concert, Strathpeffer, Scotland
Wednesday September 5th, house concert, Strathcarron, Scotland
Sunday September 9th, The Green Note, Camden, London, England