Artists D E F


Dàimh – Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye.

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Dallahan is one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene. Forged in Scotland’s traditional music community, but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from jazz, funk, and pop music.

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In 2017 long-standing colleagues and friends David Foley & Jack Smedley found themselves with an abundance of brand new, un-played music. Much of this music was created during the writing process of the three critically acclaimed albums they have released with RURA, an award-winning Scottish folk act of which they are founding members. Foley & Smedley officially joined forces in 2018 for a performance at the world famous Celtic Connections festival.

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Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice.

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Eabhal came together while based in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. Alongside traditional songs, contemporary and self-penned tunes, the band draws influence from other musical cultures and unites them with in their music.

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Creating a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum heavy backline, their music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica resulting in a new and exciting sound.

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ELÍR is a contemporary folk trio based in Glasgow who merge together a variety of folk traditions, genres and styles to create a musical landscape rich in colour and layers of sound.

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Ewen Henderson hails from Lochaber in the West Highlands of Scotland and has been naturally steeped in the traditional music and Gaelic culture of the area from an early age. Though most commonly found performing with Mànran, Ewen has also been fortunate enough to play all over the world with a host of top Scottish and global cross-genre artists including the world-renowned Battlefield Band, with whom he toured for several years, and World Music pioneers the Afro-Celt Sound System.

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Fara brings together four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s young Scottish folk scene. Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles combine with Rory Matheson’s piano to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

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Findlay Napier is a singer, songwriter, and teaching artist.

“…one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the Scottish folk scene.” (Folk Radio UK

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​Fourth Moon unites four nationalities and four musical backgrounds into one creative force to be reckoned with. Their music is almost exclusively original, and is described as imaginative, innovative and virtuosic, spanning the bridge between a traditional folk group and a chamber music quartet.

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A musician and composer living in Fife, Scotland, making original music featuring low whistles, bagpipes, saxophone and kaval.

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📷 Photo by Douglas Robertson