Kinnaris Quintet

‘The elation of the musicians at being able to play together is always in evidence and that joyous exuberance is captured perfectly”​​ – The National

The technically dazzling quintet draws from a wide range of folk traditions and classical music to create an excitingly unique sound.

Kinnaris Quintet take their name from Southeast Asian mythological creatures, combining the head and body of a woman and the wings and tail of a swan. Made up of Fiona MacAskill, Laura Wilkie and Aileen Reid on fiddle, with Laura-Beth Salter on mandolin and Jenn Butterworth on guitar, Kinnaris Quintet combines Scottish and Irish folk music with bluegrass, classical, Scandinavian and Appalachian influences.

Their debut album Free One was released in 2018, showcasing their dynamic, fresh folk style. Having quickly become in-demand headliners, they won the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music last year and continue to enthral as one of Scotland’s most excitingly accomplished current folk acts.

Part of the Edinburgh International Festival

Date & time: Thursday 12 August 2021 | 20:00 (1 hr 15mins approx)

Tickets: £26 (Concessions available)

Venue: Old College Quad, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL


In the Tradition is presented in collaboration with Celtic Connections and University of Edinburgh.

Supported by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

12 08 2021
20:00 — 21:15 (1h 15′)

Edinburgh International Festival

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