|Artist Name||Kinnaris Quintet|
|Album title||This Too|
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‘This Too’ is the stunning second album from award-winning Scottish trad group Kinnaris Quintet. The highly-anticipated record builds on the group’s signature style of intricate traditional melodies underpinned by driving rhythm.
The Glasgow-based act burst onto the scene in 2017, releasing their debut album Free One to critical acclaim. Since then, Kinnaris Quintet have gone on to be at the forefront of originality in the traditional music scene, including being awarded the 2019 Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music – the largest financial music prize in Scotland. The band are renowned for their uplifting, fresh and powerful sound. This Too reflects the quintet’s focus on authenticity and manages to capture the energy and essence of their electric live performance.
Kinnaris Quintet features an all-strings instrumental lineup of fiddles from Laura Wilkie, Aileen Reid and Fiona MacAskill, mandolin from Laura-Beth Salter and guitar from Jenn Butterworth. While the members of Kinnaris Quintet are individually eminent musicians in their own right, their collaboration as a group has pushed their musical creativity to bold new heights.
Kinnaris Quintet recorded the album at GloWorm Studios in summer 2021, after spending the last two years writing and arranging the tracks – a period of time that spanned a pandemic, multiple lockdowns, two new babies within the band, and the challenge of creating music remotely.
|Album link 1||bandcamp.com|