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Talisk & RURA

Théâtre Maisonneuve April 22, 2020

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In accordance with government directives, Place des Arts has suspended its activities until further notice. These measures have been put into effect due to circumstances relating to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic which are beyond our control. Consequently, the show of Talisk & RURA on April 22 has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted by email about the procedures to be implemented. 

Rura and Talisk, two emerging Scottish folk bands, will come together for a double bill during the Printemps écossais.

With three heralded albums – most recently, In Praise of Home – RURA inspired by themes of belonging, heritage, and a sense of place. Their compellingly fiery, rugged yet refined and progressive instrumentals on fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, guitar, keyboards and bodhran has placed them firmly at the forefront of 21st century Scottish folk. RURA are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland’s most popular folk-based bands.

In their five years, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound. The band 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.

This doubly Scottish double bill will whisk you off to the land of legends for an unforgettable evening!




“The perfect soundtrack to a Scottish summer”

- The Skinny

“One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene”

- Songlines

“Accomplished musicianship…supremely impressive”

- FolkWords

“Genuinely stirring stuff… there’s something very exciting about RURA”

Fatea Magazine

“A brilliant fusion of the old and the new”

- The Herald



- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“The technical ability of each member is clear in the energetic, dynamic sound produced… with Mohsen Amini’s concertina, Hayley Keenan’s fiddle and Graeme Armstrong’s guitar melding seamlessly together to produce a mature sound which belies their three short years together.”

- Songlines

“A very impressive set from a group… [that] when it puts its collective foot to the floor creates an exciting sound that, in this case literally, drags an audience out of its seats.”

- The Herald

“…completely blown away by the sheer dexterity and musicianship of this innovative trio.”

- The Living Tradition

“Setting scary standards”

- Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

“Doubling the power of three”

- The Scotsman

“A rockin’ powerhouse”

- The Herald
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