Saturday Line Up
The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalists are setting out on a tour that we were delighted to announce includes the Jura Music Festival!
The group consists 2016 winner Mohsen Amini (Glasgow) concertina with:
Hannah MacRae (Lochaber) fiddle; Jessica Burton (Orkney) clarsach; Murray Willis (Lismore) accordion; Robbie Greig (Edinburgh) fiddle; Ryan Young (Cardross) fiddle plus 2015 winner, Claire Hastings…
Celtic Connections 2017 gig – photo: Sean Purser
Winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the British folk scene.
Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Craig Irving (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in little more than a year, has earned them multiple award wins and nationwide media and audience attention, as well as a nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2015 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Most recently, Amini was crowned the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, adding to their collective trophy cabinet that far belies their years. So too does their performance history, though – with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship folk programmes, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.
Image credit: www.talisk.co.uk
Heron Valley are an energetic, young traditional band from Argyll who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. The six-piece, energy fuelled group comprises fiddle player/accordionist Alex Mackechnie, banjo player/drummer Nick Hamilton, guitarist/piper/whistle player Euan McNab, pianist Arlene Mackechnie, guitarist/vocalist Abigail Pryde and bassist Callum Cronin.
Image credit: www.heronvalleyband.co.uk
The Fold play dance music with twists and turns to keep your mind occupied too. The band are renowned for their strong instrumentation and strong songs and eclectic mix of styles. Is it straight folk-rock. No, it isn’t. There are some classic folk-rock belters in the set, as well as a popular section in the live set with fiddle tunes, but there are also elements of dance music, funk and Americana in there too.
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Sunday Night Concert in the Cooperage
Hailing from the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Hò-rò have quickly become ones to watch on the Scottish music scene. Their unique energetic tune arrangements and vibrant stage presence have had people dancing in venues across Scotland.
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Tide Lines are a four piece band from Scotland who are heavily influenced by the traditional music of the West Highlands and Islands, but whose highly eclectic sound is driven by acoustic and electric guitars, with drums and keyboards. Their first single, “Far Side of the World”, entered the UK download charts ahead of popular tracks by Coldplay and Beyonce, as well as Adele’s “Hello”, less than 24 hours after the band was launched on social media in June 2016. Tide Lines consists of Robert Robertson from Lochaber, Ross Wilson from the island of Mull, Alasdair Turner from Alnes and Fergus Munro from Glasgow.
Image credit: www.tidelinesband.com