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ADENINE

An utterly compelling live performer who has toured world-wide, the music of Scottish harpist Adenine (aka Ailie Robertson) encompasses influences from free improvisation, ambient and folk to create a nuanced sound world. Drawing from over a decades experience of performing and recording with a wide spectrum of artists and ensembles, this solo project creates rich, multi-layered soundscapes with use of an electric harp, a myriad of pedals, field recordings and a modular synth.

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AIDAN O’ROURKE

Fiddler, composer, producer, curator. With his trio Lau, in multiple solo projects and in collaborations, Aidan O’Rourke has pioneered a new sound in folk music and redefined traditional forms.

aidanorourke.net

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ALI HUTTON

Ali was inspired at the age of 7 to take up the bagpipes and rose through the ranks of the world famous Vale of Atholl Pipe Band. It was there that he was taught, alongside Ross Ainslie, by the late, great Gordon Duncan. He has since gone on to become a successful multi-instrumentalist on the Scottish folk music scene. His arsenal includes Bagpipes, Whistle and Guitars. 

alihutton.com


ANDREW WAITE

Andrew Waite is an accordion player and composer from the Scottish borders. He plays in bands Dallahan and Eliza Carthy’s Wayward Band. His music is rooted in Scottish, Irish, and English trad music but he takes influences from many genres such as jazz, gypsy, bluegrass, funk, and classical music.

andrewwaitemusic.co.uk

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ASSYNT

Assynt are former BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year finalists, Graham Mackenzie (fiddle) and David Shedden (pipes/whistles) alongside BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Innes White (guitar/mandolin).

assyntmusic.com

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BATTLEFIELD BAND

Battlefield Band are one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music. Their seamless fusion of ancient and contemporary music and song has continually evolved over the decades, confirming them as vital composers and interpreters at the forefront of a living tradition.

battlefieldband.co.uk

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BENEDICT MORRIS

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019, Benedict Morris from Glasgow is a rising star of traditional music. Boasted for his “Virtuosity” by Irish Music Magazine and hailed “Magnificent” by Sharon Mair at BBC Scotland, Benedict is one of the finest fiddle players in the country and is already making a huge impact on the traditional music scene.

benedictmorrismusic.com

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BLAZIN’ FIDDLES

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements and you’ve got the award winning Blazin’ Fiddles on your hands.

blazinfiddles.com

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BREABACH

Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.

breabach.com

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BRIAN Ó HEADHRA & FIONA MACKENZIE

Brian Ó hEadhra | Fionnag NicChoinnich are acclaimed singer songwriters who draw upon their traditional Gaelic roots as well as from other musical genres including Nordic, Eastern European, Americana, indie and electronica.

oheadhra-mackenzie.com

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CAPERCAILLIE

Capercaillie have been credited with being the major force in bringing Celtic music to the world stage, and their unique fusion of Gaelic culture and contemporary sound has always stretched boundaries in their quest to keep the music evolving.

capercaillie.co.uk

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CATRIONA MCKAY

A fearless explorer of the Scottish harp who is widely recognised for her dynamic musicianship and innovative rhythm harp style.

catrionamckay.co.uk

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CHRIS GRAY

Chris Gray is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who plays piano, highland and border pipes and whistles. Chris’ style of playing is influenced hugely by his time spent listening to and playing folk music from a young age

chrisgraymusic.com

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CIARAN RYAN

Ciaran is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Brechin in the North East of Scotland. He is now based in Edinburgh and is hugely in demand as a performer and recording artist. He is most known for his work with Dallahan of which he co-founded in 2013 with singer/guitarist Jack Badcock and fiddle player Jani Lang.

ciaranryanmusic.com

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CLAIRE HASTINGS

Claire Hastings is a Scottish folksinger, songwriter and ukulele player based in Glasgow. In 2015 she earned the prestigious title of BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, and has since made a name for herself on the folk scene with her ‘natural, effortless Scots voice.’ (FRUK)

clairehastings.com

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CORRINA HEWAT

Corrina Hewat is a Scottish singer and harper, composer, educator, director, big thinker. Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s most original musicians, she has been involved with a huge variety of bands and projects over the last 25 years.

corrinahewat.com

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