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Barely four years since their formation, Talisk have already stacked up several major awards for their pyrotechnic yet artfully woven sound – including Folk Band of the Year 2017 at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.
Mohsen Amini’s concertina, Hayley Keenan’s fiddle and Graeme Armstrong’s guitar meld seamlessly together to produce a unique force that has taken them to many corners of Europe, throughout the UK on their own headline tours, to Canada, Australia and – from 2018 – the United States.
World-leading festival appearances include the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Celtic Connections and Brittany’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient – whilst the trio’s captivating signature has also been recognised by the wider industry, through official showcase selections at both WOMEX 17 and Folk Alliance International 2018.
Whilst their touring history may far bely their years, so to does their unfailing energy and stage presence. With a second album in the pipeline, alongside heavy touring throughout 2018 and beyond, theirs remains a star firmly on the ascent.
Plus Support The Imogen Bose-Ward Trio
Emerging from the endlessly eclectic music scene in and around Newcastle, The Imogen Bose-Ward Trio are a trio looking to draw some lines between the folk musics of the uk and a diverse range of other sources, from pop through to free improvisation.
With this band, fiddle player Imogen Bose-Ward (Balter, Big Pink Yacht), harpist Ada Francis (Luna Blu, Italic Quintet) and percussionist WIll Hammond (Ceitidh Mac, Superfolkus) hope to bring new perspectives to traditional material as well as their own compositions, and are excited to draw from and contribute to the progression of this tradition.
7.45pm – 8.05pm: Imogen Bose-Ward
8.10pm – 8.55pmm: Talisk
8.55pm – 9.15pm: Interval
9.15pm – 10pm: Talisk
Please note timings are subject to change
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