Shindig Is Back – Rura will be streaming live on our facebook page on Thursday 3rd December
Tolbooth Shindig is a series of concerts that have been filmed live in Tolbooth Stirling, and will be broadcast weekly on a Thursday from Tolbooth Facebook. They are free to enjoy, and until we can all come together again in Tolbooth for some live music, we hope you will join us each Thursday to experience some excellent performances. For those of you who can’t make it for the broadcast, the concerts will be available here to be watched back for 72 hours after the broadcast.
RURA are a multi award-winning act and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk bands. With three heralded albums, RURA affirm their position as one of Scotland’s leading instrumental groups.
Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhrn and guitar has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.
The group first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival and soon after took ‘Up and Coming’ Award at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
Since then, RURA’s powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals – across more than 20 countries. Their media profile is similarly huge, with numerous national radio and television appearances, including BBC1’s Hogmanay Live, broadcast live to the world over New Year 2016/2017 from Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
2020 marks the bands 10th year. To celebrate this RURA are releasing a live album featuring music from their 10 years together. On the album they enlist former members as well as friends/collaborators/producers they’ve worked with and really are part of the extended RURA family. Look out for the album later in 2020!
FIDDLE – Jack Smedley
PIPES/WHISTLES/PIANO – Steven Blake
GUITAR – Adam Brown
BODHRÁN/FLUTE – David Foley
This project was made possible thanks to the support of Creative Scotland
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