with special guests Bev Whelan and Celia Briar
Barluath are a diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band, who embrace both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. The band consists of six young musicians who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has a line-up comprising Scots and Gaelic song, fiddle, whistles, highland and border bagpipes, bouzouki, guitar and piano/keyboards.
Barluath have continued to grow since forming in early 2010 and have delighted many audiences with appearances including, Scotland's Celtic Connections, Linlithgow Folk Festival and PipingLive! to name a few as well as at festivals in Germany and Belgium. In November 2011, the band were invited to Washington DC as part of the Scottish Government's St. Andrews Day celebrations in the USA, culminating in performances at The National Museum of Women in the Arts and the British Embassy.
Barluath were also winners of a prestigious 'Danny Kyle Open Stage' award at Celtic Connections 2012 and followed this up with their own slot at this year's festival. The band released their debut album 'Source' on the Nimbus Alliance record label in September 2012 to widespread critical acclaim. This has been followed up with their second album 'At Dawn of Day' released in 2015.
'The second album from Glasgow-based Barluath finds their now six-piece line-up playing with confidence from steady road work, creating an instrumental powerhouse on the uptempo tunes and lending both enthusiastically energetic and sensitive vocal and instrumental accompaniments to Ainsley Hamill’s singing in Gaelic and English.' Rob Adams, Sunday Herald
Please note this is a seated event with unreserved seating, you will be able to choose your seat on arrival at the venue.
Part of The Big Whistle Festival.
Please note: The Met will be undergoing refurbishment between March and November 2016. Events during this period will take place at other local venues.
This event will take place at The Elizabethan Suite, Bury.