The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 26 October 2013 is the debut album from ‘Rant’
Rant means in Scots – 1. noun – an energetic dance or its tune; 2.verb – to make merry, to frolic.
Rant is the meeting of four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands.
Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl join forces to create a sound rich and vibrant, evocative of the exciting scene they create music in.
Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Known for their work as soloists and with various bands, this is a celebration of the instrument they all have a passion for. four fiddles: one beautiful sound!
Rant were formed in the summer of 2012 and appeared to huge acclaim at the Fiddle 2012 festival in Edinburgh during November 2012. Their Fringe concert, which was part of the Made in Scotland 2013 programme, marked the launch of the group’s self-titled debut album, which was released in August 2013 on Make Believe Records.
Now in their 19th year, The Herald Angels are awarded by Glasgow-based newspaper The Herald for excellence across the range of festivals that take place in Edinburgh during August and are much-coveted among performers, companies and event organisers.
Album of the Week, Saturday 26 October 5.00pm and 12 midnight and 7.00pm Monday 28 October 2013.