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Festival 2018 - Fèis 2018



TRIP, formed in late 2016, are a new and dynamic trad band based in Glasgow that draw infleunce from the cultures and traditions of Scotland, England, Ireland and the Isle of Man.

The impressive six piece line-up features Newcastle accordionist Michael Biggins, Sligo flautist Tiernan Courell, Manx fiddler Isla Callister, Lewis singer Mairi MacLennan, with fellow Scots Rory Matheson on piano and Craig Baxter on bodhran. Together they produce a powerful, driven and distinctive sound that contrasts from lively jigs and reels to captivating traditional Gaelic song.

All currently in their second year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, they began playing together through informal freshers week sessions and instantly clicked through their shared passion for traditional music with a contemporary and modern twist.

Following the release of their first music video in January 2017, the band has had a successful year performing across Scotland and the Isle of Man, and most recently in Ireland, where they opened as Sharon Shannon's special guests in her Sligo Live concert.

TRIP are set to make an impact in the new year with the release of their debut EP - Eclipse.