Congratulations to INYAL who have been nominated in Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018. Vote now!
We asked Josie Duncan of INYAL the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
With their innovative fusion of mercurial tunes, ethereal songs and intricate electronics, INYAL have crafted a sound that owes as much to their traditional roots as it does to the rhythms of modern Scotland.
INYAL have garnered a reputation for genre-defying compositions which belong to both Glasgow’s underground scene and its folk tradition. They expertly place reverberating synthesisers alongside deft drumming, melodic arrangements and the captivating Gaelic song of Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner, Josie Duncan.
Their melting pot of styles has led to the band’s live show being showcased on BBC Alba and RTÉ, as well as on the mainstages of festivals around the country, including Celtic Connections and the Hebridean Celtic Festival.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Everyone in the band has been involved in Scottish music from a young age, and all later went on to study it at university. It now represents a central component of everyone's social and creative life, and is vitally important to the way in which the band arrange, compose and perform music.
Any particular career highlights?
We were very lucky to receive some great opportunities early on in the band's career, and performing our music with a string section to a packed out Fruitmarket at Celtic Connections was a brilliant experience. Since then, we've had the chance to play on some brilliant festival stages, and it's been amazing to see the response from audiences.
What are your plans for the future?
We have already started work on our second album and are looking forward to developing and recording it in 2019.
If you wish to attend the final ceremony, tickets are available to buy via: https://www.horsecross.co.uk/whats-on/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards-35002 For box office call 01738 621031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bands performing on Saturday 1st December include includes Croft No Five, Mànran, Karine Polwart Trio, Hannah Rarity, Eabhal, Catriona Watt, Gordon Duncan Experience and Gerda Stevenson. and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.
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