Rura perform a live set for Hands Up for Trad Music Club live straight to your living room!
This is a live concert on Friday 27th November at 8pm that will be available to watch and buy tickets for 7 days after. This event is part of our St Andrew's Weekend. You can buy a discounted ticket for both events here.
RURA are a multi award-winning act and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk bands. With three heralded albums, RURA affirm their position as one of Scotland’s leading instrumental 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/PIANO - 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 and soon after took ‘Up and Coming’ Award at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
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.
2020 marks the bands 10th year. To celebrate this RURA are releasing a live album featuring music from their 10 years together. On the album they enlist former members as well as friends/collaborators/producers they’ve worked with and really are part of the extended RURA family. Look out for the album later in 2020!
One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene.
...genuinely stirring stuff… there’s something very exciting about RURA
— Fetea Magazine
...a brilliant fusion of the old and the new...
— The Herald
...accomplished musicianship… supremely impressive