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In five years, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

Mohsen Amini – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018 – Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature that has effortlessly captivated audiences from the USA to Australia, and throughout the UK.

Appearances at world-leading festivals – including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, WOMAD UK, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Celtic Colours, Milwaukee Irish Festival and five successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections – have amassed a die-hard following, whilst the world’s folk and world music media have also lauded high credits on the trio.

The release of their hotly anticipated second album, Beyond, in October 2018, was met with a five-star ‘Top of the World’ review in Songlines, praising the band as ‘incredibly infectious and endearing… fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky’.

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Standing event 

14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)


Talisk formed in 2014 with Mohsen Amini, Hayley Keenan, and Craig Irving. Irving left to join Mànran and was replaced on the guitar by Graeme Armstrong.
In 2015 the band won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Following this Amini picked up the BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year in 2016. The success of the band continued to grow into 2017 where they were crowned “Folk Band Of The Year” at the MG Alba Scot Trad Music Awards. Amini then followed to be named the 2018 Musician of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their Debut album Abyss was released in 2016 and the second album Beyond was released in 2018.


– Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

The venue

St George’s Bristol

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Getting There

Address: Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR

St George’s Bristol is located near Bristol city centre just off Park Street, a 5-minute walk from the south end of Brandon Hill and opposite The Georgian House Museum.

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