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Following the release of their critically acclaimed second album ‘Beyond’ and a hugely popular 2018 tour, Scottish firebrands Talisk will be back on the road captivating audiences with a series of thrilling performances this autumn.
The trio have amassed a die-hard following over the last five years, been named Folk Band of the Year in 2017, awarded the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation (prize matched only by the Mercury Award) in 2018 at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and collected in excess of 5.5 million streams online.
Mohsen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018), Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature sound which has effortlessly entertained audiences from the USA to Australia, with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tonder, WOMAD UK and Las Palmas, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Celtic Colours, Milwaukee Irish Festival and five successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections.
In their five years, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2018’s Belhaven Bursary for Innovation & 2017’s Folk Band of the Year both at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Consisting of Mohsen Amini (the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018), Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong, the trio seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature that has effortlessly captivated audiences from the USA to Australia, and throughout the UK. Appearances at world-leading festivals has amassed them a die-hard following, whilst the world’s folk and world music media have also lauded high credits upon the trio. The release of their 2018 second album, 'Beyond', was met with a five-star ‘Top of the World’ review in Songlines, praising the band as “incredibly infectious and endearing… fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky.”
See 6 tour dates featuring Talisk
- 3 Horsemarket
- Barnard Castle
- DL12 8LY