John Carmichael and Friends + Tannara

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John Carmichael and Friends

John Carmichael is one of the great characters of the Scottish music scene and one of the scene’s most dedicated advocates through his work as a musician, performer, bandleader, television producer, accordion teacher and competition adjudicator.
John has worked in television and toured the world with household names like Calum Kennedy, Jimmy Shand, Kenneth McKellar, Jim MacLeod, Alasdair Gillies, Andy Stewart and many more. He has performed on more than sixty albums!
After keeping us all going with his daily videos during Lockdown, join John and his band live this evening for a night of great dance music. John is joined by Addie Harper a good friend and multi instrumentalist from Wick and some surprise guests.


Bold, creative, and original; Tannara have established themselves as one of the UK’s most interesting and unique contemporary folk groups. Since the band’s formation in 2014 they’ve covered considerable musical ground. With a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene. Unafraid to experiment, their music is an electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered musical world which is uniquely theirs. Their approach has seen them to many successes: From the 2016 release of their debut album “Trig” (produced by Rachel Newton) to great critical acclaim, to an enthusiastic reception from audiences at venues and festivals across the world, with highlights including Cambridge Folk Festival, La Festival Interceltique de Lorient, as well as a host of others. Their successes continued into 2019, with the release of their second album “Strands” at Celtic Connections festival, followed by an extensive touring schedule both in the UK and abroad. The Herald: “Fiery and Graceful”. The Times: "Tannara blend fiddle, guitar, harp and accordion with sensitivity, dynamic variation and tonal awareness". Living Tradition Magazine: “Simply Outstanding”

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