Braemar Folk Festival

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St Margaret's
Glenshee Road
AB35 5YP

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Kinnaris Quintet & Beth Malcolm Trio

Kinnaris Quintet

An uplifting powerhouse of acoustic music bringing together three of Scotland's finest dynamic fiddle players Laura Wilkie, Aileen Reid and Fiona Macaskill (Niteworks), Laura-Beth Salter on mandolin and Jenn Butterworth on guitar.

Winners of the 2019 Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music, their acclaimed performances include fresh, new music from their eagerly anticipated second album, 'This Too' which has received raving reviews.

Expect uplifting, highly emotive, euphoric traditional music, with delicate sparkles of Bluegrass, Scandinavian, Appalachian, and Classical influences.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm has one of those distinct voices that feel like a breathe of fresh air, extremely well versed in the tradition with acclaimed vocalists in the family, Beth manages to combine this with her various contemporary music experiences (including collaborations with multi-award winning jazz outfit Fat Suit) to produce a truly unique sound. Her brand new 2023 album Kissd and Cryd is a joyful listen from start to finish and featuring some of Scotland’s finest musicians.

Beth will be performing at Braemar alongside Michael Biggins on piano (BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2021) and Callum Convoy on Bodhran (Canny Band)

Elephant Sessions & Low Light Listening Lounge

Elephant Sessions

Creating a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum heavy backline, the Elephant Sessions’ music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica and dance music.
Renowned for their breath-taking live shows the Elephant Sessions have made huge live appearances at some of the most notable venues and prestigious festivals across the U.K, Europe and Australia, including Glastonbury, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Colours of Ostrava and multiple headline sell-outs at Celtic Connections.

Low Light Listening Lounge

Combining raw vocals with crunchy fresh riffs Low Light Listening Lounge are an exciting emerging band on the Glasgow Indie Rock scene. Ewen White and Alasdair Mackenzie’s musical understanding is one formed in growing up playing music together in the Scottish Highlands.
With some tracks soaked in lush synth lines and driven by punchy guitars and Bass, to others utilising simple and intimate acoustics woven between delicate, dynamic string arrangements (courtesy of Laura Wilkie), LLLL’s music spans a wide spectrum of musical tastes. The band draw on inspiration from the likes of Frightened Rabbit, The National, Sharon Van Etten, Bon Iver, The War On Drugs, Bombay Bicycle Club, HAIM and Vampire Weekend among many others.

Please note: this will be a standing concert.

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