Undoubtedly one of Scotland’s busiest acts throughout the last twelve months, RURA fought off competition from Treacherous Orchestra, Skipinnish and Nae Plans to clinch the prize.
The Glasgow and Edinburgh five-piece released their second album, Despite the Dark, in April, which led them on to two UK tours, a three-week Canadian tour and some 15 festivals across five countries, including the main stages of the Cambridge and Winnipeg Folk Festivals, as well as Denmark’s Tønder Festival and Belladrum, in the Scottish Highlands.
The album was also awarded five stars from leading world music magazine Songlines, who hailed the band to be “one of the most exciting acts on the Scottish folk scene”.
Next year (and into 2017) is already shaping up to be another very busy one for the lads – kicking off at a headline gig at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, in the city’s iconic Old Fruitmarket, just a few weeks after they round off 2015 at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party celebrations.
Steven Blake and Adam Brown represented the band at the glittering ceremony, at Dundee’s Caird Hall on Saturday 5 December.
Fantastic work guys!