Rura's powerful sound comes from a five piece line-up of bagpipes, whistle, flute, fiddle, bodhran, guitar and vocals. The band, Steven Blake, Jack Smedley, Adam Holmes, David Foley and Chris Waite, which features three BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalists, has created a real buzz throughout the folk scene in Scotland.
Rura simply haven't looked back since bursting on to the Scottish folk scene in 2010. Announced as winners of a Danny Kyle Award during 2011's Celtic Connections, the band went on to receive the prestigious title of Best Up and Coming Act at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
The driving and contemporary sound of both Rura's instrumental and vocal music has captured the attention of audiences across Scotland and further afield, with the band featuring throughout the UK and Europe during 2012. The band have recently released their debut album Break It Up.
Part of The Big Whistle Festival.