Kinnaris Quintet

EDINBURGH TRADFEST & SOUNDHOUSE ORGANISATION
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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 on to the scene in 2017 with a unique sound of their own.

Their music is highly emotive, energetic, fresh, powerful, raw, exciting, bold, and has been described at times as 'euphoric'. Combining Scottish and Irish folk with Bluegrass, Classical, Scandinavian and Appalachian influences, these five musicians are unable to hide their joy at making music together and it’s that enthusiasm that is infectious as anyone who has seen them live will attest.

The band have quickly 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.

Kinnaris Quintet is collectively made up of the following musicians: Aileen Reid Gobbi (5 string fiddle), Fiona MacAskill (fiddle), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin/tenor guitar), Jenn Butterworth (guitar).

They are all accomplished musicians in their own right, but when they play together their combined energy is compelling.

With an approach that is innovative, impulsive and instinctive, their music lends itself to creative freedom that has grasped the attention of festivals, media, peers, and public audiences across Scotland and the UK.

Free One, the band’s 2018 debut album, was received to great acclaim from reviewers and audiences alike.

Find out more: kinnarisquintet.wordpress.com

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