“Doubling the power of three” – The Scotsman
Combining concertina, fiddle and guitar, the fiery Talisk trio give a typically fast-paced and genre-bending performance.
Firebrand instrumental trio Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosive yet artful sound, including 2018’s Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music and 2017’s Folk Band of the Year, both at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
The on stage energy of concertina player Mohsen Amini combined with Hayley Keenan on fiddle and Graeme Armstrong on guitar creates a phenomenal evening that buzzes with energy. In a five-star review of Talisk’s second album Beyond Songlines described the group as ‘fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky’.
When not in Talisk the multi-talented band members appear in various acclaimed groups: Amini who won the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award, also performs in Ímar, while Armstrong is in the Rachel Hamer Band and Keenan runs the successful Largs Folk Nights.
Part of the Edinburgh International Festival
Date & time: Tuesday 10 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
Edinburgh International Festival