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"A powerhouse of a band... A fearless and
unconventional exploration of traditional music"

     FOLK RADIO UK

" THIS TOO " OUT NOW!
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Uplifting, fresh, honest and powerful music created on three fiddles, mandolin and guitar. 

 

Glasgow-based Kinnaris Quintet burst onto the music scene in 2017 with a unique sound. They have produced the perfect concoction of remaining faithful to their traditional roots, whilst pushing the boundaries of tradition, bringing it to the forefront of exciting and modern music.

Winners of the 2019 Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music, their imminent performances will include fresh, new music from their eagerly anticipated second album, 'This Too' released in May 2022. 

 

Expect uplifting, highly emotive, euphoric traditional music, with delicate sparkles of Bluegrass, Scandinavian, Appalachian, and Classical influences.

In 2018 the band released their debut album, Free One, to great acclaim, which saw them nominated for various awards including Album of the Year. Unable to hide their joy at making music together, the quintet perform with an enthusiasm that is infectious as anyone who has seen them live will attest. Kinnaris Quintet have become the folk band to see, with sell-out shows and performances at major festivals. 

" This Too may have been conceived in difficult times, but it is an object lesson in making the best out of your circumstances. This is incredibly accomplished music, but more than that it is full of heart and hope."  

Folk Radio UK



Laura Wilkie    |    Fiddle

Aileen Reid      |    5-String Fiddle

Fiona MacAskill   |   Fiddle 

Jenn Butterworth    |    Guitar

Laura-Beth Salter   |    Mandolin & Tenor Guitar


 

 
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"Musicians moving the tradition forward while showing appreciation of where it all begins”

THE HERALD

“A fearless and unconventional exploration of traditional music as this powerhouse of a band takes Irish, Scottish, and Bluegrass by the hand and spins them into an album as unique and innovative as it is technically dazzling….destined to take its place as one of the best debut albums of 2018.” 

FOLK RADIO UK

“…give full expression to their musicality, unburdened by thoughts of what should be done but instead allowing the tunes to flow through them unconstrained. “The elation of the musicians at being able to play together is always in evidence and that joyous exuberance is captured perfectly.” 

THE NATIONAL

“Where the f* have I been to have missed this group emerging that does EVERYTHING I LOVE?! It’s f*ing brilliant! There are so many beautiful things to say about this group…I love it!” 

GREG LAWSON (BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, GRIT ORCHESTRA)

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