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 UK folk scene.

Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Graeme Armstrong (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them multiple award wins, unwavering nationwide media praise, and standing ovations across the country. Atop their collective titles, Amini was the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, adding to a trophy cabinet that far belies their years.

So too does their touring history, though – with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as countiess others alongside live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship folk programmes. With further tours and showcases throughout Europe and the US, 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

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
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
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