RURA are a multi award-winning act and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk-based bands. With two heralded albums, a third due for release in June 2018, and extensive international touring, RURA affirm their position as one of Scotland’s leading groups.
Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhrn and guitar has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.
FIDDLE - Jack Smedley
PIPES/WHISTLES - Steven Blake
GUITAR - Adam Brown
BODHRÁN/FLUTE - David Foley
The group first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven occasions – taking just one year off from their formative award win.
Since then, RURA's powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals – across more than 20 countries. Their media profile is similarly huge, with numerous national radio and television appearances, including BBC1’s Hogmanay Live, broadcast live to the world over New Year 2016/2017 from Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
ON TOUR 2018
In Praise of home (COMING JUNE 2018)
Our first exclusively original and instrumental album, and our most collaborative work to date. Recorded at GloWorm studios, Glasgow, with producer Euan Burton.
Despite the dark (2015)
"Rugged and hard-hitting, yet intricately disciplined, instrumentals sit alongside heartfelt, anthemic songs, in a masterpiece release from the Glasgow and Edinburgh-based five-piece.” - Coda Music Edinburgh
Break it up
"Debut album from this young band who created a buzz throughout the traditional music scene with their powerful music." - musicscotland.com