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Orkney Folk Festival Spotlight

Scotland Unwrapped

Sat 17 Feb


Orkney Folk Festival Spotlight

Scotland Unwrapped

Triple BBC Scots Trad Music Awards nominees, Scottish four-piece Gnoss have built an invested following through their forward-thinking take on traditional music and unique warmth to their live shows – as shown through three consecutive sellout appearances at Glasgow’s world-famous Celtic Connections festival.

Gnoss combines the talents of Aidan Moodie (Guitar/Vocals) Graham Rorie (Fiddle/Mandolin/Electric Tenor Guitar), Connor Sinclair (Flute/Whistles/Vocals) Craig Baxter (Bodhran/Percussion). Their signature sound is a rich tapestry of acoustic layers; outstanding musicianship, deep traditional roots and contemporary compositional flair combine to create songs and tunes brimming with character. Their 2019 release, Draw From Deep Water was met with widespread praise (“a refreshing blast” – RnR) for its exemplary interplay, nakedly emotional playing, and well-chosen material. The album brought Gnoss to entranced audiences across Frace, Italy and Denmark, not to mention the length and breadth of the UK.

Their follow up, The Light of The Moon continued to demonstrate Gnoss’ dedication to their craft that places them firmly at the fore of what’s happening in Scottish folk, earning a nomination for Album of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards. Described as “an invigorating new direction for the Gnoss boys” by Songlines, this album took Gnoss’ online fanbase by storm, gaining over one million streams in 2022.

With the release of their third album, 2023’s Stretching Skyward, Gnoss reignite their collaboration with producer and engineer, Scott Wood (Skerryvore), further exploring their acoustic roots whilst incorporating new electronic elements.

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This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.

Orkney Folk Festival 

Amongst Scotland’s longest established folk festivals, the Orkney Folk Festival has been a world- renowned stage for over four decades, proudly showcasing the islands’ famed home-grown talent and local folk scene alongside leading artists from around the globe – See more about Orkney Folk Festival.

Date:Sat 17 Feb
Start time:4pm (Doors: 3.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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