Tannara at Edinburgh FC / EFC
Bold, creative and original; Tannara (Owen Sinclair, Robbie Greig, Becca Skeoch and Joseph Peach) have established themselves as one of the UKs most interesting and unique contemporary folk groups.
Formed in 2014, the band came about as a natural extension of the four members love of making music together. Fuelled by this, theyve covered considerable musical ground over the past five years. With a background in Scotlands native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: from indie rock to electronica, as well as Scotlands vibrant and diverse folk scene.
Unafraid to experiment, their music is an electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered musical world which is uniquely theirs.
Their debut album Trig was released in 2016. Produced by Rachel Newton, this first offering as a band was a raw, joyous, reflection of a band finding its sound.
It was received to great acclaim, from critics and audiences alike. Described by Living Tradition Magazine as Simply outstanding, it was longlisted for Album of the Year at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards, the same year in which the band were nominated for Up and Coming Artist of the Year.
From open air festivals, to intimate house concerts and everything in between, the band love playing live. A fact thats reflected by a busy schedule of performances and radio appearances across Europe, with highlights including Cambridge Folk Festival, and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, a performance described as Fiery and graceful by The Herald.
The year ahead will be the biggest yet for Tannara, with the release of their second album Strands at Celtic Connections Festival 2019. With the past two years spent writing and recording it, this album represents a significant development for the band.
The album was produced by Owen Sinclair and accordionist Joseph Peach, with input and guidance from Laus Martin Green. Theyve created a whole world around the bands music; found sounds and samples, synthesisers and guest performances from Mattie Foulds on percussion and Josie Duncan on backing vocals.
Following the album's release, the band are set for a busy 2019 with UK tours in March and September, a summer of festival appearances, and touring in mainland Europe in November.
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Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
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