Review of Saltaire Gig by FATEA

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Check out some of the great things Rob Fearnley from FATEA had to say about the TO gig at Saltaire on 19th June: It’s as jaw-dropping as it is unrelenting and the ever swelling dancefloor laps it up eagerly…threatens to lift the roof clean off this 19th century venue. In a word, it’s an absolute beast and would give most heavy …

Updated Grind quotes

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SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATED 2015 **** MOJO   **** SONGLINES   **** R2   **** THE GUARDIAN   **** THE HERALD “When it comes to bands and performers who know how to deliver the goods in a live situation, there can’t be too many who can step up to the plate and match Treacherous Orchestra. Contenders may …

Grind Reviews

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Well the reviews have been coming thick and fast.  Here’s a few reviews and one-liners: ∗∗∗∗ MOJO “Their second album is an exhilarating fusion…Play it loud.” ∗∗∗∗ THE GUARDIAN “An IRN-BRU-strength tin of industrail Scottish folk” ∗∗∗∗ SONGLINES “wild, abandoned and electrifying”  ∗∗∗∗ R2 “musical creativity as good as it gets…pure, dead brilliant…solid gold” — LIVING TRADITION “A work of unbelievable power and emotional depth” — …

Sunday Herald likes it and more

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“a strong, focused statement that’s almost a metaphor for Scottish self-sufficiency” …is how the Sunday Herald see Grind in their review on Sun 8th Feb 2015; pretty good in our books.

FRUK review of Grind

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Check out the Grind review from the one and only FRUK with the following sub-heading in its Featured Albums section: “Working on a grand scale with incredible musical skill Treacherous Orchestra’s second album Grind is a masterpiece of symphonic invention and seat-of-the-pants virtuosity.” They also call all festival bookers to task particularly those at the Great British Folk Weekend in Skegness, …

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 nomination

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We are delighted to be nominated in the BEST GROUP Category for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 along with some good pals: Lau, Bellowhead and The Unthanks. Also, Ross Ainslie has been nominated in the MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR category. The Folk Awards 2013 will take place at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 30th January 2013 as part of …

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Spiral Earth bigging us up again

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Spiral Earth – online home of everything folky – are on our side again.  We are very grateful for their support. The Treacherous Orchestra is awesome – and that’s not a term we use lightly – Having just released their debut album in February 2012 they have gone to being one of the best festival acts out there. They were …

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Shrewsbury Folk Festival Stormer

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We had a stormer of a gig at Shrewsbury Folk Festival attested by a couple of reviews that follow: from the Shropshire Star: Blistering set as curtain falls on Shrewsbury Folk Festival A blistering live set from stand-in headliners The Treacherous Orchestra brought the curtain down on Shrewsbury’s most successful folk festival to date. and from Folk and Roots “The Treacherous …

Fantastic Cambridge Folk Festival 2012 review from Virtual Festivals

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‘An electrifying array of musical talent’… With a magical Celtic blend of fairytale nonsense, Treacherous Orchestra march on stage with all the curiosity of a Victorian vaudeville act. Top hats and bagpipes are the order of the night as the twelve piece Scottish-Irish folk band whip the audience up into a wide-eyed frenzied melting pot of happiness. Treacherous Orchestra ease …