In their five years together, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully-woven sound. Mohsen Amini – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year 2018, Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature that has effortlessly captivated audiences from the USA to Australia, and throughout the UK. Appearances at world-leading festivals – including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, WOMAD UK and Las Palmas, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Celtic Colours International Festival, Milwaukee Irish Festival and five successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections – have amassed a die-hard following, while the world’s folk and world music media have lauded high credits upon the trio. The release of their hotly anticipated second album, Beyond, in October 2018 was met with a five-star Top of the World review in Songlines, praising the band as “incredibly infectious and endearing… fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky.” The same could be said of Talisk’s Celtic Colours debut in 2017, and their return to the Festival this year is something everyone is very much looking forward to.
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Join us for a live-to-tape recording of CBC Radio One program "Mainstreet," where host Wendy Bergfeldt interviews Festival artists and welcomes performances.