Published: 21/07/2014 10:49 - Updated: 21/07/2014 11:11

Barluath gig at Elgin venue

Barluath will play at the Drouthy Cobbler
Barluath will play at the Drouthy Cobbler

SCOTTISH folk group Barluath will perform at Elgin’s Drouthy Cobbler from 7.30pm tonight.

The innovative Glasgow-based band embraces the traditional and contemporary music of Ireland and America as well as the members’ home country.

Barluath is made up of six young musicians who are all past and present students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

They have a varied repertoire comprising Scots and Gaelic song, fiddle, whistle, guitar, bagpipes, bouzouki, harmonium and keyboards.

The band formed in 2010, and has played at Celtic Connections, Linlithgow Folk Festival and PipingLive.

Their debut album, ‘Source’, produced by legendary Scottish musician Phil Cunningham and released on the Nimbus Alliance record label in September, 2012, received widespread critical acclaim.

A second album is in the pipeline, and a tour of Europe is planned.

The Drouthy Cobbler, which celebrated its first anniversary on Friday, regularly holds live music events in its upstairs venue, the Blue Room. Artists performing over the next couple of months include Hunter and the Bear, Adam Holmes and the Embers, the Jeremiahs and Amy Duncan.

Tickets are available priced £15 from the Drouthy Cobbler and from www.billetto.co.uk/barluath

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