TRIP are performing at TradLive 2017 – Hands Up for Trad’s Online Music Festival . You can watch them perform on the 23rd September from 2pm to 11pm on YouTube. Read about TRIP below.
TRIP are a new six-piece trad band based in Glasgow that encompass music from the cultures and traditions of Scotland, England, Ireland and the Isle of Man.
All currently in their first year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, they began playing together through informal freshers week sessions in September, and instantly clicked through their shared love of traditional music.
Their combination of melodies from Newcastle accordionist Michael Biggins, Sligo flautist Tiernan Courell, Manx fiddler Isla Callister, Lewis singer Mairi Maclennan and versatile accompaniment of fellow Scots Rory Matheson (piano) and Craig Baxter (bodhran) produce a powerful, driven and energetic sound that contrasts from fast jigs and reels to captivating Gaelic song.
We had great fun during Celtic Connections. We took part in the Danny Kyle Awards along with a bunch of other talented bands and musicians, and we were 'highly commended'. It was a great experience for the band before we supported the renowned "ATLAS" in the last week of Celtic!
We recently took a few trips to the Isle of Man to perform at the Shennaghys Jiu festival and Cyclefest. It was great to be given the opportunity to travel to another country to share our music and to be billed alongside brilliant trad bands such as Mec Lir, Elephant Sessions and Mabon.
When we launched the band we released a music video and we were overwhelmed by the response. Check it out here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi6sWKfI1y8
We're also really excited to be recording our very first E.P this September – keep your eyes peeled for more info!
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