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Kinnaris Quintet

Scotland Unwrapped

Fri 18 Oct

Kinnaris Quintet

Scotland Unwrapped

Jenn Butterworth guitar
Laura-Beth Salter mandolin/tenor guitar
Aileen Reid 5-string fiddle
Fiona MacAskill fiddle
Laura Wilkie fiddle

Based in Glasgow, MG Alba Trad Music Awards 2018 & 2022 Folk Band of the Year Kinnaris Quintet take influences of traditional Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, Classical, Scandinavian and Appalachian music, creating technically dazzling and evocative arrangements. Expect uplifting and driving harmonies, intricate arrangements, and joy in abundance.

Since bursting onto the music scene in 2017, Kinnaris Quintet have gone on to be at the forefront of originality in the traditional music scene, including being awarded the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music (2019) – the largest financial music prize in Scotland, amongst other prestigious awards and nominations.

This powerhouse group is forging new attitudes towards traditional and folk music with their unique and signature sound. Renowned for having a style quite like no other – powerful, fresh, euphoric, raw, enigmatic and emotive – Kinnaris Quintet have quickly become the must-see act on the live music scene. Bold, sparkling arrangements and performances are laced with a contagious on-stage exuberance and joyful enthusiasm, as anyone who has seen this band live will attest.

The quintet has produced the perfect concoction of remaining faithful to their traditional roots, whilst delicately pushing the boundaries of tradition, bringing it to the forefront of exciting and modern music.

Recent collaborations have included writing and performing with musical heroes such as Kings Place’s Scotland Unwrapped Artist in Residence Karine Polwart, previous Artist in Residence Julie Fowlis, Dreamers’ Circus, Frigg, and a guest appearance in George Ezra’s End to End documentary.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.


‘…. raw and yet sweetly accomplished, brawny and yet harmonically assured, and with occasional echoes of Steve Reich-like minimalism…a great example of musicians moving the tradition forward… sure appreciation of where it all begins.’ The Herald

‘The elation of the musicians at being able to play together is always in evidence and that joyous exuberance is captured perfectly.’ The National 

Date:Fri 18 Oct
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two
+ 10% booking fee.

Booking Fees

A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

Why do booking fees apply?
Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

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