Album of the Week – Rura ‘Live At The Old Fruitmarket 10th Anniversary with Special Guests 19th Sept 2020
Album of the Week – Rura ‘Live At The Old Fruitjarket 10th Anniversary with Special Guests 19th Sept 2020– Released 11th September 2020
Rura – Steven Blake / Adam Brown / David Foley / Jack SmedleySpecial Guests – Chris Waite / Adam Holmes / Ali Hutton / Finlay MacDonald/ James Lindsay /
Seonaid Aitken / Megan Henderson / Patsy Reid / Alice Allen /
RURA are a multi award-winning act and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk bands. With three heralded albums already, RURA affirm their position as one of Scotland’s leading instrumental groups.
Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhrn and guitar has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike. Being joined by Adam Holmes on guitar and vocals on tour and on CD’s and live performances give and added most excellent
Rura won the ‘Best Up And Coming Artist’ award at the 2011 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and were also Danny Kyle Award winners that year. Their powerful music has already created a buzz throughout the traditional music scene and their debut album is eagerly awaited by all. Live Act of the Year 2015 – Scots Trad Music Awards
This four-piece band from the West of Scotland combines the passions and influences of some of Scotland’s most exciting young musicians. Among them, they feature three BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Of The Year finalists and an All-Ireland Bodhran Champion.
“It has been a pleasure to watch these guys grow as musicians. Individually and collectively they have forged a sound with fire, passion and drive. It’s going to be exciting watching them kick their music up to the next level…” (Phil Cunningham)
“Rura are the hottest new band on the Scottish scene right now. With their cracking blend of pipes and fiddle, and mellifluous vocals and songs by Adam Holmes, they’re set to go far. Festivals book them now!” (Simon Thoumire)- still true after their 10th year on the road !
You can catch up with them on line with their ‘Covid Cooking’ – one way of working through these ‘interesting times’
Liz Clark – aka Auntie Liz
In Praise of Home 2018
Despite the Dark 2015
Break it Up 2012