Mairtin O’Connor Trio & RANT

Hawk’s Well Theatre , Sligo
Saturday 29th October, 8pm |
€20 Adult/€10 u18s

Individually recognised as figureheads of the tradition, Mairtin O’Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O’Dowd have built solid reputations as masters with astounding skill, diversity and virtuosity. Together they produce a vibrant and musically charged experience that redefines one’s concept of brilliance, verging on perfection.

Mairtin OConnor


Scotland’s chamber-folk quartet

Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, RANT is the meeting of 4 of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl join forces to create a sound rich and vibrant, evocative of the exciting scene in which they create music.

Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Known for their work as soloists and with various bands, this is a celebration of the instrument they all have a passion for. Four fiddles: one beautiful sound! Since the release of their debut album ‘RANT’ in 2013 which won them critical acclaim in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals , the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album ‘Gach Sgeul’.

2016 sees the release of ‘Reverie’ the much anticipated second album from RANT, firmly established in their relatively short time together as a huge musical force and a strong, raw, yet vibrant sound on the British folk scene.

“An irresistible journey through reels, strathspeys and jigs” Songlines
“This is dignified, deep and profound music.” fRoots
“Hypnotic” The Herald



 “Sheer class” ***** The Herald, Celtic Connections 2016 Review.