Thursday, July 26, 2018

Rura - Despite the Dark (Scotland 2015) @320

An eagerly awaited second album from the exciting and powerful band Rura.

In a few short years Rura have established themselves well on the Scottish folk scene and indeed thoughout Europe, with their attendance at many Festivals.

Renowned for their rugged, energetic arrangements. if you love folk music, bagpipes, dancing... this is for you!

This album, Despite The Dark was produced by Ali Hutton (The Treacherous Orchestra, Old Blind Dogs).

The band features three "BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Of The Year" finalists and an "All Ireland Bodhran Champion." Winners of "The MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2011 - Best Up And Coming Artist." 

Jack Smedley (fiddle, backin vocals), Steven Blake (bagpipes, whistle), David Foley (bodhran, flute), Adam Holmes (vocals, guitar), Adam Brown ( guitar, backing vocals).

"Rura are increasingly inventive within the medium - the fast, repeated pipe-and-fiddle 
phrases at the end of Dark Reel pull classical Minimalist patterns into folk music with 
breaktaking effect, a brilliant fusion of the old and the new." Alan Morrison, Herald 

01 - Dark Reel 7:38
02 - Weary Days 5:24
03 - The Smasher 5:46
04 - Cauld Wind Blast 6:14
05 - The Glorious 45 6:05
06 - Between the Pines 4:34
07 - Drone Song 5:10
08 - The Lowground 6:29
09 - The Lasher 7:10

Jack Smedley (fiddle, backin vocals)
Steven Blake (bagpipes, whistle)
David Foley (bodhran, flute)
Adam Holmes (vocals, guitar)
Adam Brown ( guitar, backing vocals)


CrimsonKing said...

Despite the Dark

Anonymous said...

Again I thank you!

Best regards, Whitebeard

CrimsonKing said...

You're welcome Whitebeard.

Buck said...

Thanks again CK. Another great band I've never heard of before! I probably wouldn't have ever heard of them without your hard work and brilliant blog, it's much appreciated!!

CrimsonKing said...

You're welcome Buck.

Farwa Mustaqeem said...

It was really great band :)
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