Winners of the 2017 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’ Folk Band Of The Year, 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Young Folk Award and nominees of the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the UK folk scene in recent years.
“The musicianship is phenomenal, the enthusiasm infectious” – Folk Radio UK
Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Graeme Armstrong (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them multiple award wins, unwavering nationwide media praise, and standing ovations far and wide. Atop their collective titles, Amini was the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, adding to a trophy cabinet that far belies their years.
So too does their touring history, though – with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as countless others alongside live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship folk programmes. With further tours and showcases throughout Europe and the US on the horizon, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.
2018 UK Tour:
5th Apr – Bowness – Old Laundry Theatre Bowness
6th Apr – Driffield – www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk
7th Apr – Otley – Otley Courthouse
12th Apr – Liverpool – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
13th Apr – Cockermouth – The Kirkgate Centre
14th Apr – Bromsgrove – Artrix, Bromsgrove
15th Apr – Bristol – Talisk live at Bristol Folk House
- 16th Apr – Colchester – Colchester Arts Centre
- 17th Apr – Norwich – Norwich Arts Centre
18th Apr – Sheffield – The Greystones, Sheffield
19th Apr – Greenock – Beacon Arts Centre
20th Apr – Findhorn – Universal Hall