Talisk

Nominees of the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award, and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the British folk scene.

Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Craig Irving (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in little more than a year, has earned them multiple award wins and nationwide media and audience attention, as well a nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2015 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Most recently, Amini was crowned the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, adding to their collective trophy cabinet that far belies their years.

So too does their performance history, though – with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship folk programmes, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.

 

“Extraordinary”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“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

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
25th Aug, '17 - DENMARK – Tønder Festival
26th Aug, '17 - DENMARK – Tønder Festival
23rd Sep, '17 - JURA – Jura Music Festival
23rd Nov, '17 - LONDON – Kings Place

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