As part of the UK-Russia Year of Music, a promising Celtic band Gnoss will perform two concerts at the Ethno-Kuznya folk festival in Rybinsk and Yaroslavl.
A dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ʻmaturity of ability many of a greater age will envyʼ (The Living Tradition)
As current and former students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham Rorie, Aidan Moodie, Connor Sinclair and Craig Baxter have been tipped as ʻones to watchʼ by Songlines magazine for their lively, engaging and honest performances. Forming as a duo in 2015, Graham and Aidan picked up a prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and reached the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2016. Since expanding to a four-piece, Gnoss have continued to delight at performances and festivals across the UK and Europe, earning a nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2017. With international touring complimenting the release of their debut album in 2019, all eyes are firmly on this young quartet as they continue to stride forth from the pack.
Dates and Venues
February 27, 19.00 at the Rybinsk Public Culture Centre, Rybinsk
February 28, 18.30 at the Yaroslavl State Philharmonic, Yaroslavl