Converging from across the country, the musicians that make up Tannara are all entangled within Scotland’s rich web of traditions. What they play is best described as contemporary Scottish folk music: Considered, complex, arrangements that surround original tunes, modern tunes and traditional ballads.
The collective experience of Owen Sinclair (Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocals), Becca Skeoch (Harp), Joseph Peach (Accordion) and Cameron Ross (Fiddle) gives their musical approach a unique flavour. Despite the material’s modernity, it’s hardwired in spirit to the tradition, of which their music is a continuation.
There’s a raw energy that brings booming sets of tunes and songs together with moments of knot-in-stomach beauty. It’s four big personalities bouncing off each other to create big sounds. The result is an electrifying live act. The Times: “Tannara blend fiddle, guitar, harp and accordion with sensitivity, dynamic variation and tonal awareness”.
Edinburgh Folk Club is an organisation which exists to foster an interest in the wide international world of folk and related musics. It is not compulsory to be a member to be able to attend the club’s weekly shows – just turn up and pay the admission charge at the door. The club held its first meeting on Wednesday 3 October 1973 and has been in continuous existence since then.