recent winners ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the 2021 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.
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.
Prior to this, the band already have several awards under their belt including a Trip to Birmingham festival Molloy Award, a Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award and Hands up for Trad’s Battle of the Folk Bands. 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.
The bands eponymous, self-released debut album is to be released on the 18th of April 2022 and features mostly self-penned tunes, arranged in their own distinctive style.