Kinnaris Quintet

Scotland

All vigorous, driving, high-spirited musicians in their own right, Fiona MacAskill (fiddle), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Aileen (Reid) Gobbi (5 string fiddle), Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin) and Jenn Butterworth (guitar) have come together to form the brand-new Kinnaris Quintet that is taking the Scottish traditional music scene by storm. Since their debut performance at the end of 2017, an extraordinary hype has surrounded them – not only because of the calibre of musicians involved, all being well-known and respected on the Scottish folk scene for their individual playing styles, but also down to the dynamic sound that emanates from their diverse musical backgrounds, influences and styles. Between them they have performed with Shooglenifty, Fiddlers’ Bid, Niteworks, The Shee, Salsa Celtica, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band, Fat-Suit, Songs Of Separation and Phil Cunningham to name but a few. Living in Glasgow has brought these five musicians together and what makes Kinnaris Quintet’s dynamic and compelling sound is the marriage of their diverse musical backgrounds, influences and styles. Meddling between new compositions, traditional Scottish and Irish, Bluegrass, Old-Time and Classical, their musical styles form a sound which is uplifting, honest and powerful.

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