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Festival 2015 - Fèis 2015

Treacherous Orchestra - Mainstage, Saturday

Treacherous Orchestra

A product of the recent renaissance in Scottish folk music, the Treacherous Orchestra is the ultimate eleven‐piece, pan‐Scottish outfit (with one member from Ireland). It’s an aggregation that came together in the musical melting pot that is Glasgow, a location where the individual musicians first developed a strong affinity for each other’s playing. “Every time this specific crowd of instrumentalists got together” John says, “musical sparks would fly”. This musical empathy, and their passion for high‐energy, innovative and evolving styles of playing, first came to recorded fruition in the exuberant sounds produced on their début album 'Origins' (Navigator) and now fully explored on the new release 'Grind' (Reveal).

Each member of the band brings a strong individual sound and instrumental style to this powerful blending of the old with the new. In addition, many of the group are also gifted composers, producers and engineers in their own right and it is these cumulative talents that set the band apart in terms of forging their own unique interpretation of Scottish music.