Talisk

In their five years, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

Mohsen Amini – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018 – Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature that has effortlessly captivated audiences from the USA to Australia, and throughout the UK.

Appearances at world-leading festivals – including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, WOMAD UK, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Celtic Colours, Milwaukee Irish Festival and five successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections – have amassed a die-hard following, whilst the world’s folk and world music media have also lauded high credits on the trio. The release of their hotly anticipated second album, Beyond, in October 2018, was met with a five-star ‘Top of the World’ review in Songlines, praising the band as ‘incredibly infectious and endearing… fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky’.

 

“Extraordinary”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“The technical ability of each member is clear in the energetic, dynamic sound produced… with Mohsen Amini’s concertina, Hayley Keenan’s fiddle and Graeme Armstrong’s guitar melding seamlessly together to produce a mature sound which belies their three short years together.”
Songlines

“A very impressive set from a group… [that] when it puts its collective foot to the floor creates an exciting sound that, in this case literally, drags an audience out of its seats.”
The Herald

“…completely blown away by the sheer dexterity and musicianship of this innovative trio.”
The Living Tradition

“Setting scary standards”
Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

“Doubling the power of three”
The Scotsman

“a rockin’ powerhouse”
The Herald

 

 

Upcoming Dates

16th Nov, '18 - LAS PALMAS, GRAN CANARIA – WOMAD Las Palmas
31st Jan, '19 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections (The Old Fruitmarket)
2nd Feb, '19 - DUMFRIES – Big Burns Supper Festival

Show Past Dates

Previous Dates

23rd Sep, '16 - ELGIN – The Drouthy Cobbler
3rd Nov, '16 - CRONULLA, NSW, Australia – Australian Music Week
4th Nov, '16 - CRONULLA, NSW, Australia – Australian Music Week
31st Dec, '16 - EDINBURGH’S HOGMANAY
26th Jan, '17 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
28th Jan, '17 - GATESHEAD – Sage Gateshead
30th Mar, '17 - INVERNESS – Eden Court
8th Apr, '17 - PAISLEY – Paisley Arts Centre
25th May, '17 - ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
26th May, '17 - ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
27th May, '17 - ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
28th May, '17 - ORKNEY FOLK FESTIVAL
3rd Jun, '17 - ARISAIG – Arisaig Hotel
18th Jun, '17 - KILLIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
24th Jun, '17 - PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Festivities, St George’s Church
7th Jul, '17 - PRIDDY FOLK FESTIVAL
8th Jul, '17 - EAST YORKSHIRE – Moonbeams Festival
9th Jul, '17 - PRIDDY FOLK FESTIVAL
13th Jul, '17 - ISLE OF MAN – Celtfest (Yn Chruinnaght)
23rd Jul, '17 - MUSIC ON THE MARR
27th Jul, '17 - CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
28th Jul, '17 - CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
30th Jul, '17 - SPEYFEST – Fochabers
3rd Aug, '17 - WICKHAM FESTIVAL
7th Aug, '17 - LORIENT INTERCELTIC FESTIVAL – Lorient, France
8th Aug, '17 - LORIENT INTERCELTIC FESTIVAL – Lorient, France
9th Aug, '17 - LORIENT INTERCELTIC FESTIVAL – Lorient, France
10th Aug, '17 - LORIENT INTERCELTIC FESTIVAL – Lorient, France
11th Aug, '17 - LORIENT INTERCELTIC FESTIVAL – Lorient, France
12th Aug, '17 - LORIENT INTERCELTIC FESTIVAL – Lorient, France
13th Aug, '17 - LORIENT INTERCELTIC FESTIVAL – Lorient, France
18th Aug, '17 - SWITZERLAND – Locarno Folk Festival
25th Aug, '17 - DENMARK – Tønder Festival
26th Aug, '17 - DENMARK – Tønder Festival
23rd Sep, '17 - JURA – Jura Music Festival
29th Sep, '17 - NAUL, CO. DUBLIN, IRELAND – The Seamus Ennis Centre
7th Oct, '17 - CELTIC COLOURS – Cape Breton, NS, Canada
8th Oct, '17 - CELTIC COLOURS – Cape Breton, NS, Canada
9th Oct, '17 - CELTIC COLOURS – Cape Breton, NS, Canada
10th Oct, '17 - CELTIC COLOURS – Cape Breton, NS, Canada
20th Oct, '17 - PAISLEY – The Spree
26th Oct, '17 - WOMEX 17 – Katowice, Poland
27th Oct, '17 - WOMEX 17 – Katowice, Poland
28th Oct, '17 - WOMEX 17 – Katowice, Poland
4th Nov, '17 - ABERDEEN – The Lemon Tree
22nd Nov, '17 - SWANSEA – The Welfare
23rd Nov, '17 - LONDON – Kings Place
24th Nov, '17 - FERNDOWN – West Parley Memorial Hall
25th Nov, '17 - ETAL, Berwickshire – Etal Village Hall
27th Nov, '17 - NETTLEBED, Oxfordshire – Nettlebed Village Club
28th Nov, '17 - EVESHAM – The Fleece
29th Nov, '17 - CARDIGAN – Theatr Mwldan
30th Nov, '17 - BUILTH WELLS – Wyeside Arts Centre
1st Dec, '17 - BURY – The Met
8th Dec, '17 - STIRLING – Tolbooth
9th Dec, '17 - TAYVALLICH – Tayvallich VIllage Hall
3rd Feb, '18 - GLASGOW – Celtic Connections (O2 ABC)
16th Feb, '18 - KANSAS CITY, MO, USA – Folk Alliance International
17th Feb, '18 - KANSAS CITY, MO, USA – Folk Alliance International
8th Mar, '18 - PENINSULA, OH, USA – G.A.R. Hall (with We Banjo 3)
9th Mar, '18 - MILWAUKEE, WI, USA – Pabst Theatre (with We Banjo 3)
10th Mar, '18 - MADISON, WI, USA – Madison Celtic Festival (with We Banjo 3)
11th Mar, '18 - GREEN BAY, WI, USA – Meyer Theatre (with We Banjo 3)
13th Mar, '18 - STEVEN’S POINT, WI, USA – University of Wisconsin (with We Banjo 3)
14th Mar, '18 - CHICAGO, IL, USA – City Winery (with We Banjo 3)
15th Mar, '18 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA – Cedar Cultural Center (with We Banjo 3)
16th Mar, '18 - ST CLOUD, MN, USA – Paramount Theatre (with We Banjo 3)
17th Mar, '18 - ST CLOUD, MN, USA – Paramount Theatre (with We Banjo 3)
18th Mar, '18 - NASHVILLE, TN, USA – Music City Irish Fest
21st Mar, '18 - PORT CLINTON, OH, USA – The Listening Room (with We Banjo 3)
22nd Mar, '18 - MUNCIE, IN, USA – Ball State University (with We Banjo 3)
23rd Mar, '18 - CINCINATTI, OH, USA – Live at Ludlow Garage (with We Banjo 3)
24th Mar, '18 - ANN ARBOR, MI, USA – The Ark (with We Banjo 3)
25th Mar, '18 - ANN ARBOR, MI, USA – The Ark (with We Banjo 3)
5th Apr, '18 - BOWNESS – The Old Laundry
6th Apr, '18 - DRIFFIELD – Moonbeams Events
7th Apr, '18 - OTLEY – The Courthouse
9th Apr, '18 - ALDERNEY – Island Hall
10th Apr, '18 - GUERNSEY – St James
11th Apr, '18 - JERSEY – Jersey Arts Centre
12th Apr, '18 - LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Hall (The Music Room)
13th Apr, '18 - COCKERMOUTH – Kirkgate Arts Centre
14th Apr, '18 - BROMSGROVE – Artrix
15th Apr, '18 - BRISTOL – Bristol Folk House
16th Apr, '18 - COLCHESTER – Colchester Arts Centre
17th Apr, '18 - NORWICH – Norwich Arts Centre
18th Apr, '18 - SHEFFIELD – The Greystones
19th Apr, '18 - GREENOCK – Beacon Arts Centre
20th Apr, '18 - FINDHORN – Universal Hall
21st Apr, '18 - ULLAPOOL – The Ceilidh Place
1st Jun, '18 - DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY ARTS FESTIVAL
2nd Jun, '18 - DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY ARTS FESTIVAL
9th Jun, '18 - EDEN FESTIVAL – Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway
30th Jun, '18 - CORBEYRIER, SWITZERLAND – Festival Celtique Corbeyrier
14th Jul, '18 - VIKEDAL ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL – Vikedal, Norway
27th Jul, '18 - GALGBERGSFESTIVALEN – Halmstad, Sweden
28th Jul, '18 - WOMAD UK
29th Jul, '18 - BUTEFEST
3rd Aug, '18 - WICKHAM FESTIVAL
6th Aug, '18 - FESTIVAL 2018 (George Square) – Glasgow, Scotland
9th Aug, '18 - IRISHFEST LA CROSSE – WI, USA
10th Aug, '18 - IRISHFEST LA CROSSE – WI, USA
11th Aug, '18 - IRISHFEST LA CROSSE – WI, USA
15th Aug, '18 - CITY WINERY – Chicago, IL, USA
17th Aug, '18 - MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST – WI, USA
18th Aug, '18 - MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST – WI, USA
19th Aug, '18 - MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST – WI, USA
31st Aug, '18 - KELSO FOLK FESTIVAL
1st Sep, '18 - NORDSJØFESTIVALEN – Farsund, Norway
2nd Sep, '18 - NORDSJØFESTIVALEN – Farsund, Norway
7th Sep, '18 - SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL – Sisters, OR, USA
8th Sep, '18 - SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL – Sisters, OR, USA
9th Sep, '18 - SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL – Sisters, OR, USA
5th Oct, '18 - RENNES, France – La Grand Soufflet
6th Oct, '18 - RENNES, France – La Grand Soufflet
7th Oct, '18 - RENNES, France – La Grand Soufflet
22nd Oct, '18 - EDINBURGH – Traverse
23rd Oct, '18 - YORK – National Centre for Early Music
27th Oct, '18 - BELPER – The Old King’s Head
28th Oct, '18 - GATESHEAD – Sage Gateshead
29th Oct, '18 - LONDON – Kings Place
30th Oct, '18 - BATH – Widcombe Social Club
31st Oct, '18 - BRETFORTON – The Fleece Inn
3rd Nov, '18 - INVERNESS – Eden Court
4th Nov, '18 - KIRKWALL, ORKNEY – The Sound Archive