Hands Up for Trad Music Club is back for September with two amazing concerts. Siobhan Miller Band will perform at 8pm on Friday 25th September and Kinnaris Quintet will perform on 26th September (8pm). You can buy tickets for the events individually or get a discounted ticket for both concerts. Each ticket is 1 per household. Find out more here https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/organiser/hands-up-for-trad/
Siobhan Miller is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and MG ALBA Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented three times. This year she releases her fourth solo album despite only having started her solo career five years ago. It that time she has gained a huge following and in 2019 alone she received one million plays on streaming service Spotify. Her first three releases were all nominated for BBC Alba Scots Trad Award Album of the Year and showcase her remarkable depth of talent from original contemporary material to traditional Scottish folk songs.
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, powerful sound. Their music has been described as ‘euphoric’ and combines Scottish and Irish folk with Bluegrass, Classical, Scandinavian and Appalachian influences. 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, and appearances at most other major folk festivals, including Shetland Folk Festival, Celtic Colours (Cape Breton) and Cambridge Folk Festival.