Spiral Earth Award

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We are very thankful to Spiral Earth for nominating us in the INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM category in their 2012 Awards and we are totally delighted that you voted us to the top of the heap! Also nice that Colin Irwin, in Spiral Earth’s own “VIEW FROM THE BAR AWARDS”  from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, presented us with the “NOISIEST LIVE ACT” Award …

The Spiral Awards 2013 Nomination

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We have been nominated in The Spiral Awards 2013 in the BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM Category.  Thanks Spiral Earth.  You can vote for us but the other nominated cds by Spiro and our sometimes guitar dep (and good friend) Matheu Watson are really good too! Voting closes at noon on 14 March 2013.

Duncan Lyall’s new album, Infinite Reflections

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Treacherous bassist Duncan Lyall has just released a new album, Infinite Reflections, and launched a new website. (www.duncanlyall.com) “A soundtrack to an infinite number of stories”, Treacherous fans will love this new offering from our ace of bass and Origins co-producer. The album features an array of brilliant musicians: Duncan Lyall – Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Synths, Programming, Shakers and …

top 10 Guardian list

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This was some nice news for today: Origins has been listed in The Guardian by Robin Denselow as one of his top 10 albums of 2012.

Na Trads

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Yes, we are here at The Scottish Music Folk Awards at the Bevis Centre in Fort William and hunting(ish) for awards; well we’re bowling really as you can see! We are opening the show tonight (which is being recorded for BBC Alba) with “Hounds” and then playing Martyn Bennett’s “Play” – a tribute to the great man himself, who was …

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 …

2012 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards nomination

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We’re chuffed that our debut album ‘Origins’ has been nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Our very only Ross Ainslie has also been nominated for ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’. If you like our album – feel free to vote for us.

Treacherous On Tour – Leg 3

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Day 6 Early start this morning. PC World 7:30am, usual coffee run to MacDonalds. Heading south today, first gig in London. Aiming for Shoreditch. Up and coming area of London, apparently. Usual run south down the motorway – Adam behind the wheel for the second time. Usual stop off at Tebay service, this place has changed, firm thumbs down from …


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We’re sorry to say that following our Sept/Oct Tour we are now out of our Logo T-Shirt sizes Medium & Large. Possibly the fact that we were away for a little while without laundry led to the demise of our stock of Medium & Large T-Shirts – I did notice some being worn on stage (John!!). We do of course …