Saturday 25th, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)
Talisk with support from Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey
Adults £18 under 16 £15
Licensed bar and raffle. All persons under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, chart toppers Talisk have toured the world stacking up major awards for the explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation.
Moshen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018) Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong fue concertine, fiddle and guitar to produce a ground-breaking, multi-layered and instantly enthralling signature sounds that has captivated audiences around the globe.
Appearances at leading festivals – including closing out Saturday night’s main stage at the 2019 Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tonder Festival, the Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysian Borneo, WOMADs UK, Chile and Las Palmas, Edmonton Folk Festival, Milwaukee Irish Festival, three back-to-back years at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and five successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections – have amassed a die-hard following, whilst folk and world music media have also lauded high praise upon the genre-bending trio.
Their hotly anticipated second album, Beyond, quickly rose to No.1 in the iTunes world music charts upon it’s late 2018 release, meeting a five-star “Top of the World” review in leading world music magazine Songlines, who brilliantly summarised the band: “incredibly infectious and endearing…fresh, invigorating, accomplished.”
Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey are award winning musical geniuses who are also old friends and two of the best musicians of their generation.
Tim is a former BBC Musicians of the Year (BBC Folk Awards 2012) and also won best duo with Brendan Power the same year. He is The Chieftain’s guitarist and accordionist of choice and also has a long standing solo career. Rated to be one of the world’s best guitarists and melodeon players in the Celtic folk scene he has recorded and toured with everyone from Christy Moore to Altan and Natalie MacMaster.
Ross, one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers (pipes, whistles, cuittern), is an acclaimed soloist and prolific collaborator with a long list of high profile awards and nominations going back as far as 2005, including being nominated three times for Music of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He won Best Duo with Ali Hutton in 2017 and was nominated for the same award again in 2018. Ross was also Composer of the Year in 2015 at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.