A rugged, yet refined, blending of fiddle, Highland pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice from these award-winning Scots. 'Live Act of the Year' at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA are ‘one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene’ (Songlines).
With two heralded albums, a third due for release in June 2018, and extensive international touring, RURA continually affirm their position as one of Scotland’s most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.
The five-piece’s fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions. Since then, Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley’s powerful instrumentals and haunting songcraft have been a highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals – including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg, HebCelt and Shetland, amongst countless others.
Genuinely stirring stuff…there’s something very exciting about RURA
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