Talisk

Barely four years since their formation, Talisk have already stacked up several major awards for their pyrotechnic yet artfully woven sound – including the 2017 Folk Band of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

Mohsen Amini’s concertina, Hayley Keenan’s fiddle and Graeme Armstrong’s guitar meld seamlessly together to produce a unique sonic signature that has taken them to many corners of Europe, throughout the UK on their own headline tours, to Canada, Australia and – from 2018 – the United States. World-leading festival appearances include the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Celtic Connections and Brittany’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient – whilst the trio’s captivating signature has also been recognised by the wider industry, through official showcase selections at both WOMEX 17 and Folk Alliance International 2018.

Whilst their touring history and festival credits may far bely their relatively short time together – so to does their unfailing energy and stage presence. With a second album in the pipeline, alongside heavy touring throughout the next 12 months and beyond – their remains a star firmly on the ascent.

 

“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

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)
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)
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
14th Jul, '18 - VIKEDAL ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL – Vikedal, Norway
3rd Aug, '18 - WICKHAM 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