KINNARIS QUINTET

MODERN SCOTTISH FOLK
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Glasgow-based Kinnaris Quintet burst onto the music scene in 2017 with a unique folk sound of five extremely talented musicians doing their own thing on their terms and demonstrating complete creative control over what they do. The whole group, with band members having individually performed with Shooglenifty, Fiddlers’ Bid, The Shee, Salsa Celtica, and Phil Cunningham to name a few, is extremely effective. As a result, it is stacking up an impressive amount of music awards.

In 2018 the band released their debut album, Free One, to great acclaim. It was longlisted for the 2019 Scottish Album of the Year Award. It was followed in May 2022 by This Too.  which is packed with just as much musical positivity as its predecessor and ups the ante in terms of creativity and ambition. This is fully accomplished music, with much heart, empathy and sympathy. 

Expect uplifting and highly emotive modern trad music, with delicate sparkles of Bluegrass, Scandinavian, Appalachian, and Classical influences.​ Who has seen them live will attest: Kinnaris Quintet have become the folk band to see, with sell-out shows and performances at major festivals.

 

Laura Wilkie (Fiddle) | Aileen Reid (5-String Fiddle) | Fiona MacAskill (Fiddle)
Jenn Butterworth
(Guitar) | Laura-Beth Salter (Mandolin & Tenor Guitar)

'A powerhouse of a band... A fearless and
unconventional exploration of traditional music"
     FOLK RADIO UK

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BASIC INFO

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Years active:

2017-present

Genres:

Scottish/Irish/PanCeltic, Folk, 

Origin:

Scotland

Travel party:

5 + 1

Management:

Kinnaris Quintet
 

Agent : (non-exclusive)

Eric E. van Monckhoven

+39 3312068969

Free One
Free One

Kinnaris Quintet, 2018

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This Too
This Too

Kinnaris Quintet, 2022

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Free One
Free One

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HIGHLIGHTS/AWARDS:

  • SAY Award Longlist (Scottish Album of the Year) 2022

  • German Media Critics Award Long List 2022 

  • Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music 2019 

  • Scots Trad Music Awards Album of the Year 2019

  • SAY Award Shortlist 2018

  • Scots Trad Music Awards Folk Band of the Year 2018