In their five years, Sottish firebrands TALISK have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2018’s Belhaven Bursary for Innovation & 2017’s Folk Band of the Year both at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.
MOHSEN AMINI – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018, HAYLEY KEENAN and GRAEME ARMSTRONG seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature that has effortlessly captivated audiences from the USA to Australia, and throughout the UK.
Appearances at world-leading festivals – including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, WOMAD UK and Las Palmas, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Celtic Colours, Milwaukee Irish Festival and five successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections – have amassed a die-hard following, whilst the world’s folk and world music media have also lauded high credits upon the trio.
"Setting scary standards" - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2
"A rockin' powerhouse" - The Herald
"Extraordinary" - Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2