Bodega are a young, five piece band drawn from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The band was formed in March 2005 while all five members were attending high school at The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music. They were the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Band award for 2005/06 and released their self titled debut CD on Greentrax in 2006.
Since then, the band has played at most of the prominent UK festivals including Celtic Connections 06, 07 and 08 where they shared the stage at a major concert with Moving Hearts. The have toured France, Italy and Norway with returns to all in the near future. The band also had two very successful US tours in the Spring and Fall of 2007 , performing at the Old Songs Festival, Summerfest in New Bedford, the Cincinnati Celtic Festival and Celtic Classic in Bethlehem. They returned to North America in the summer and fall of 2008 to participate at the Celtic College and festival in Goderich On, the Milwaukee Irish Festival, the Chicago Celtic Festival and a return to Bethlehem for the Celtic Festival.
2009 was a busy year for the band as they appeared at festivals including Tonder and toured in Italy, performed in Holland and Norway. Bodega were awarded folk band of the year at the 2009 Scottish Trad Awards.
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