Uplifting, fresh music…created by three fiddles, mandolin and guitar. Expect influences of Trad Scottish & Irish, Bluegrass and Classical.
About the Kinnaris Quintet
Winners of the 2019 Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music – the most significant prize in Scotland, matched only by the Mercury Prize – Kinnaris Quintet burst onto the scene in 2017 with a unique, highly emotive, energetic, and powerful sound. Their music has been described as ‘euphoric’ and combines Scottish and Irish traditional music with Bluegrass, Classical, Scandinavian and Appalachian influences.
Kinnaris Quintet have produced the perfect concoction of remaining faithful to their traditional roots, whilst delicately pushing the boundaries of tradition, bringing it to the forefront of exciting and modern music. 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 at Celtic Connections, appearances at most other major folk festivals, and prestigious music award nominations. Uplifting, fresh, honest and powerful music, early booking is advised!
Laura Wilkie (Fiddle)
Aileen Reid (5-String Fiddle)
Fiona MacAskill (Fiddle)
Jenn Butterworth (Guitar)
Laura-Beth Salter (Mandolin; Tenor Guitar)
“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”
Folk Radio UK
“.... raw and yet sweetly accomplished, brawny and yet harmonically assured, and with occasional echoes of Steve Reich-like minimalism...a great example of musicians moving the tradition forward... sure appreciation of where it all begins.”
Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland