22.25 - 23.25 | SATURDAY | STAGE 1
19.45 - 20.30 | SATURDAY | CLUB TENT
In just four years, Scottish three-piece Talisk have 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 - the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018, Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong meld concertina, fiddle and guitar seamlessly together, to produce a unique sonic force that has taken them to many corners of Europe, throughout the UK on headline tours, as well as to the USA, Canada and Australia, to unwavering acclaim.
The trio has held audiences spellbound at world-leading festivals, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD UK, Denmark’s Tønder Festival, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Celtic Connections and Brittany’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient during their 2017 Year of Scotland - whilst the group were also selected for official showcases at both WOMEX 17 and Folk Alliance International 2018. Whilst their touring history may far bely their years, so too does their unfailing energy and stage presence. With their second album, Beyond, due for release in October 2018, alongside touring throughout 2019 and beyond, theirs remains a star firmly and rapidly on the ascent.