Saturday 13th July
TRIP, formed in late 2016, are a Glasgow based five-piece band whose music spans four corners of the Celtic diaspora.
Their considered arrangements intertwine the traditional melodies of Scotland, Ireland, England and the Isle of Man with contemporary and self-penned tunes to produce a powerful, driven and distinctive sound.
The impressive line-up features Newcastle accordionist Michael Biggins, Sligo flautist Tiernan Courell, Manx fiddler Isla Callister with Scots Rory Matheson on piano and Craig Baxter on bodhran. All currently in their 3rd year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, they are at the forefront of the innovative movement of young traditional musicians on the Glasgow scene.
2018 has been the band’s busiest and most successful yet, with performances all over the UK and further afield, including appearances at internationally acclaimed festivals such as Celtic Connections, Orkney Folk Festival, HebCelt and Festival Interceltique de Lorient. They were also semi-finalists in the BBC 2 Young Folk Awards.