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Kinnaris Quintet

25th July 2024 - 8pm

This powerhouse group is forging traditional and folk music with their unique and signature sound.  Expect uplifting and driving harmonies, intricate arrangements, and joy in abundance.

Renowned for having a style quite like no other - powerful, fresh, euphoric, raw, enigmatic and emotive - Kinnaris Quintet have quickly become the must-see act on the live music scene.

Bold, sparkling arrangements and performances are laced with a contagious on-stage exuberance and joyful enthusiasm, as anyone who has seen this band live will attest.

Based in Glasgow (Scotland), Kinnaris Quintet take influences of traditional Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, Classical, Scandinavian and Appalachian music, and create technically dazzling, evocative arrangements.

Kinnaris Quintet have produced the perfect concoction of remaining faithful to their traditional roots, whilst delicately pushing the boundaries of tradition, bringing it to the forefront of exciting and modern music.

Jenn Butterworth (guitar)
Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin/tenor guitar)
Aileen Reid (5-string fiddle)
Fiona MacAskill (fiddle)
Laura Wilkie (fiddle)

The five pillars of the band are accomplished musicians in their own right.  Combined,their musical energy is compelling, and musicianship is pushed to bold new heights.

Since bursting onto the music scene in 2017, Kinnaris Quintet have gone on to be at the forefront of originality in the traditional music scene, including being awarded the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music (2019) - the largest financial music prize in Scotland, amongst other prestigious awards and nominations.


A fearless and unconventional exploration of traditional music as this powerhouse of a band takes Irish, Scottish, and Bluegrass by the hand and spins them into an album as unique and innovative as it is technically dazzling….destined to take its place as one of the best debut albums of 2018.” 



…give full expression to their musicality, unburdened by thoughts of what should be done but instead allowing the tunes to flow through them unconstrained. “The elation of the musicians at being able to play together is always in evidence and that joyous exuberance is captured perfectly.” 



Where the f* have I been to have missed this group emerging that does EVERYTHING I LOVE?! It’s f*ing brilliant! There are so many beautiful things to say about this group…I love it!” 


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