Rura (SCO)

This Scottish band did a great job at Tønder Festival 2015 and 2016, where they met an ecstatic audience response. Not an isolated event: in December 2015, Rura won Live Act Of The Year at Scots Trad Music Awards in Dundee. Songlines magazine has called Rura ‘one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene.’ Since 2010, Rura have been working their way up, armed with highland pipes, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, flute and their fine singing voices. These four young musicians, Steven Blake, Jack Smedley, David Foley and Adam Brown, broke ground at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow in 2010, and their debut album Break It Up from 2012 boosted their efforts, winning critical praise and award nominations. Singer and songwriter Adam Holmes was a member of Rura for some years, and has performed at Tønder Festival with his own band The Embers. Rura’s second album, Despite The Dark, appeared in April 2015. The new EP “Our Voices Echo” (2022) adds special guests: Michael McGoldrick, Julie Fowlis, Duncan Chisholm, Ross Ainslie og Hannah Rarity. Rura’s only Danish festival concert in 2022.