26th - 28th July
Over the festival weekend there are a number of free events for visitors to enjoy. More details will follow.
Some of the best traditional and contemporary celtic artists from around the world. Click on the links below for more details.
RURA’s powerful sound comes from a line-up of pipes, whistle, flute, fiddle, bodhran, guitar and vocals. The band, Steven Blake, Jack Smedley, Adam Holmes, David Foley and Chris Waite, features three ‘BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year’ finalists. Talented singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is the latest addition to the RURA line-up, fusing his own sound with the strong folk influence of RURA as the band moves from strength to strength.
RURA simply haven’t looked back since bursting on to the Scottish folk scene in 2010. Announced as winners of a Danny Kyle Award during 2011’s Celtic Connections festival, the year proved to be a successful one for the band. RURA spent the year featuring at festivals and venues across Scotland and Italy, highlights from the summer included Speyfest, the Hebridean Music Festival and Glasgow’s international festival Piping Live, where the band took to the stage at The Old Fruitmarket. The band were announced as winners of the ‘Best Up and Coming Act’ at 2011’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and have recently released their debut album ‘Break it Up’. The album was produced by Aidan O’Rourke (Lau, Kan & formerly Blazin’ Fiddles), recorded by Iain Hutchison at Glow-worm studios and is being released on GreenTrax Records.
Most recently the band took to the stage alongside Orchestra Baobab in Glasgow's 'Old Fruitmarket' for Celtic Connections. The band is set for another busy year in 2012!