Thursday 7th July
Also appearing will be The Canny Band and Katie & Ali
Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.
Jamie McKeogh and Daithi Melia all hail from Ireland with an injection of Scottish energy added by Calum Morrison & Daniel Hunter rounding off the quintet. They have now developed their own unique style of music influenced by American Folk music whilst staying true to their Irish roots. Described as ‘The best Irish group so far in bluegrass’ this sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fuelled, foot-stomping live performance. All multiinstrumentalists, JigJam interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage which creates an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear.
The Canny Band
The Canny Band are Sam Mabbett, Michael Biggins (BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2021) and Callum Convoy. A rare fusion of piano, diatonic button accordion and bodhran, the band have stormed the Glasgow traditional music scene and gained numerous high-profile appearances including recent performances on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio Scotland. They also recently won ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the 2021 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.
Fellow stalwarts of Glasgow’s fertile session scene, the already-seasoned trio cook up an expert, effervescent mix of trad-based material with borrowings from classical, jazz and beyond, focussing more recently on self-penned material.
Katie & Ali
Contemporary Scottish trad/folk duo Katie Allen & Ali MacKenzie. Both Katie and Ali had a childhood steeped in traditional music, with Katie having attended Feis Fhoirt at Tolbooth, and Tolbooth Trad classes. Katie now runs the Feis Fhoirt classes, which are held at Tolbooth on a Sat morning. You will also recognise Katie if you have attended a Ceilidh at Tolbooth before, as Katie often performs at these with her trio.
Katie and Ali met each other on the vibrant traditional music scene in Glasgow.
Photo Credit: Lindsay Forsyth
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