RURA THURSDAY 16TH MARCH BUY TICKETS HERE
RURA are a multi award-winning act and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk bands. With three heralded albums, RURA affirm their position as one of Scotland’s leading instrumental groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran and guitar has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.
FIDDLE – Jack Smedley
PIPES/WHISTLES/PIANO – Steven Blake
GUITAR – Adam Brown
BODHRÁN/FLUTE – David Foley
The group first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival and soon after took ‘Up and Coming’ Award at the Scots Trad Music Awards. Since then, RURA’s powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals – across more than 20 countries. Their media profile is similarly huge, with numerous national radio and television appearances, including BBC1’s Hogmanay Live, broadcast live to the world over New Year 2016/2017 from Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
“One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene.” — Songlines
…genuinely stirring stuff… there’s something very exciting about RURA” — Fetea Magazine
…a brilliant fusion of the old and the new…” — The Herald
…accomplished musicianship… supremely impressive” — FolkWords
CONSTANT FOLLOWER Thursday 30th March BUY TICKETS HERE
Self-describing as soaring-ambient-dreampop-experimental-folk, Constant Follower is the band formed around songwriter McAll and have picked up plays from tastemakers on BBC6 Music, Radio Scotland, KEXP, WFMU and Folk Radio.
As a teenager, the frontman survived an attack by a gang that left him with a catastrophic head injury and every memory of his childhood gone. The next decade was spent in a cabin on Scotland’s western coastline, where he eventually began composing again.
The result is a childhood imagined against a backdrop that, like the sea, is as serene as it is wild; ever-changing, yet resolute.
“Instantly compelling, memorable and moving” – Folk Radio.