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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Come dance and be merry with RANT at The Met

On Thursday 9 April RANT, four of Scotland’s finest fiddlers, come to The Met. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl join forces to create a sound that’s rich and vibrant. Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds.

“delightful … a quartet which should enrich both the traditional and classical music scenes in future” (Northings.com, live review)


They made their debut in the summer of 2012 and since then they have worked with a range of musicians, played at a whole host of festivals and been nominated for a number of awards. In 2013 they were awarded a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for their performance marking the launch of their self-titled album as part of the Made in Scotland programme. The Herald Angel Awards celebrate the diverse range of talent on offer across the August Edinburgh Festivals and is coveted by performers, companies and event organizers alike. In 2014 they were also nominated for a Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Instrumental Track for Mary Macdonald’s. The band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for acclaimed Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis on her latest album ‘Gach Sgeul’.


Tickets are £10 / £8 concessions and are available from the box office on 0161 761 2216 or online at www.themet.biz.




Press contact: Alice Shinkfield             alice.shinkfield@themet.bix

0161 761 9134




Notes to Editors


  1. RANT – Scots – 1. noun – an energetic dance or its tune; 2.verb – to make merry, to frolic


  1. On winning a Herald Angel Award – Jenna said: “We’re delighted to win the Herald Angel, especially as the other winners at the ceremony came from across the arts spectrum including ballet, literature and classical music. It was a complete surprise and an honour to be recognised for our wee part in the world’s biggest arts festival.”