DKOS Sun 30th Jan 2022
Tom Campbell. / Neev. /. Inn Echo. / Ardan. /. Trongate Rum Riots
The Tom Campbell Trio Sun 30th Jan 2022
The Tom Campbell Trio is a collective of three Scottish musicians with Tom on Flute, Callum Convoy on Bodhran and Scott Turnbull on Guitar. All three are immersed in the Glasgow traditional music scene. The trio’s sound comes from a blend of tastes, ideas and experiences formed from Scottish and Irish musical traditions. A lot of the band’s music is original, although inspired by trad. However, contemporary ideas are also included in the new compositions and arrangements.
Neev Sun 30th Jan 2022
Originally from Glasgow, singer-songwriter Neev writes beautiful songs that will stay with you.
Whilst her lyrics set out on broad themes – relationships, existential angst, quarter-life-crises – Neev has a remarkable knack for discovering beauty in the small details.
Her new EP ‘Currants’ was released on Trapped Animal in November 2021. To mark the fledgling release the digital EP was accompanied by a limited edition run of a double a-side lathe cut 7” of the two lead singles. So far, tracks from Currants have been played on BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing Scotland and featured on Fresh on the Net, Mahogany and Alex Rainbird.
“A woman with unrivalled passion for her craft” – The Soundsniffer
“Currants stands as a testament to Neev’s ever-growing artistry.” – Atwood Magazine
“Such a delicate and well-crafted sound… [Currants] has five absoloutely stunning tracks… You can really feel the purity and the emotion throughout the EP.” – BBC Introducing Scotland
“Atmospheric.” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
Inn Echo Sun 30th Jan 2022
One of the most unique and captivating groups to surface out of Atlantic Canada in recent years, Inn Echo is a Prince Edward Island based band who has been enchanting audiences locally and abroad since their debut in 2018.
Innovative, creatively-crafted, and what Roots Music Canada coins as “a powerful sound,” the soundscape laid down by this three-piece instrumental group is both wildly dynamic and delightfully distinctive – rightfully earning them Emerging Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year nominations for the 2020 Music PEI Awards.
Playing festivals such as Ireland’s largest music festival, the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil; a slew of renowned festivals throughout Canada such as Celtic Colours International, Quebec’s Festival Mémoire et Racines, the Indian River Festival, and the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival; and performing as 2021 ECMA showcase artists, Inn Echo is comprised of four musicians who hail from places all over North America – as this in itself is a key reason for their musical diversity in what they bring to life together. Fiddler Karson McKeown is from Ottawa, Ontario; cellist/fiddler Tuli Porcher is from Victoria, B.C.; and guitarist Tom Gammons, from Montana, USA, is a newly-added member for the group, whose “sound fits seamlessly with the band’s vision” describes The East Mag.
Releasing a debut self-titled album in 2019 which earned them a Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year nomination at the 2020 Music PEI Awards, Inn Echo followed this up with a critically-acclaimed EP called Winter’s End in 2020, which has already received a Music PEI 2021 nomination for Instrumental Recording of the Year. Now about to release their next anticipated recording this summer, Inn Echo is looking ahead with plans for returning to touring in the near future.
Inn Echo’s name was brought forth from two different sources: The ‘Inn’ refers to the inn where Tuli lived (and where the group rehearsed), and the ‘Echo’ refers to the band’s vision of echoing different musical traditions from their homelands – as these are all distinct echoes of who each of them are. And when you hear even just one Inn Echo song, it will be easy to derive another reason for their name: their music will keep reverberating in your soul long after you listen.
Ardan Sun 30-1-22
Àrdan are a brand new trad band born from the pubs of Edinburgh. Their high energy grooves and dynamic arrangements see melodies and riffs juggled between fiddle (Paul Sinclair), accordion (Coll Williamson), guitar (David Lennon) and drums (Ewa Adamiec). A small madhouse of cultures and influences, this multinational group of musicians first met in 2017 through their shared thirst for Scottish trad music, and have now joined forces to captivate listeners with their fresh and exciting take on their unique musical heritage.
Trongate Rum Riot Sun 30th Jan 2022
A band steeped in folklore and old
drunken tales. Drawing from sea shanties, Balkan,Folk,Blues and Punk influences, our unique sound will have you on your feet, your hearts pumping and crying out for more. From whisky soaked ballads to monsters of the deep and murderous revenge, the Trongate Rum Riots invite you to revel in the dark side .
Established in Glasgow in 2000, the Trongate Rum Riots are an established favourite on the Scottish festival scene as well as the European Festival circuit. They play regularly in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France, including twice at the Festival de Chant du Marin in Paimpol, which welcomes close to 200,000 people. The band released their first album in 2017 and three EPS. They are currently working on their second-full length album our 2022!