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Kinnaris Quintet

Saturday Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm Town Hall, Wadebridge


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Glasgow-based Kinnaris Quintet burst onto the music scene in 2017 with uplifting, fresh, honest and powerful music created on three fiddles, mandolin and guitar.

They push the boundaries of traditional to bring it to the forefront of exciting and modern music.

The name is from Southeast Asian mythological bird-women, renowned for their music, song, dance and poetry. Each member is a well-known musician in her own right – between them they have performed with luminaries including Shooglenifty, Salsa Celtica, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band, Dougie MacLean and Songs Of Separation.

Their stunning 2018 debut album, Free One, caught the ear of the Cornwall Folk Festival. “A fearless and unconventional exploration of traditional music as this powerhouse takes Irish, Scottish, and Bluegrass by the hand and spins them into an album as unique and innovative as it is technically dazzling.” (Folk Radio 2018).

Last year’s follow-up This Too is even more stunning, melding many musical styles and ideas into an album for which the repeat play button was made.

Expect uplifting, highly emotive, euphoric traditional music, with delicate sparkles of Bluegrass, Scandinavian, Appalachian, and Classical influences.

We’ve been trying to get them here since 2019, and it was how much in demand they are that led to the long wait. That wait ends this August – do not miss them!

Line-up: Jenn Butterworth (guitar); Aileen Reid (5-string fiddle); Fiona MacAskill (fiddle); Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin); Laura Wilkie (fiddle).


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