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.

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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 Living Tradition review!

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TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA – Origins Navigator Records 062 9 tracks, 55 minutes Following on from their 2010 EP, and re-presenting a couple of those tracks, Origins is billed as the first full-length recording from the new Leviathan of Scottish music. Forget The Unusual Suspects, forget Big Sky: this eleven-man pan-Scottish ensemble is where it’s at. The members of Treacherous Orchestra include Kevin …

Stirling Observer ‘Origins’ Review (and a half!!)

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Treacherous Orchestra Origins (Navigator Records) Stirling Observer, Friday, March 30, 2012 THERE are lots of great folk albums out there produced by both solo artists and groups and lots of ways to describe them: accomplished, moving, toetapping, vibrant. How many of them, though, ever genuinely deserve the accolade “exciting”? The debut album by this Scottish supergroup (including bass player Duncan …

Songlines Mag ***** Review!

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Our first five star review for ‘Origins’ and it comes from Songlines’ It starts with… “The debut album from Treacherous Orchestra is a blistering, swaggering and infectious affair.” It ends with… “Origins is a pounding, sweaty, meaty, debut which promises much and delivers even more: miss out at your peril.” The full review is on the Top of the World …

R2 Mag – Rock-n-Reel **** Review

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TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA ‘Origins’ Mar-Apr 2012 Dai Jeffries **** I don’t know.  You just get accustomed to one eleven-piece supergroup when another one comes along.  This one is Scottish with an Irishman thrown in for balance, and its debut album is probably going to be winning awards a few months from now. Treacherous Orchestra chose their name well. Origins is  structured like …

Perthshire Advertiser article

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Feb 21 2012 by Alison Anderson, Perthshire Advertiser Tuesday PERTHSHIRE musical hot-shots Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton feature on the debut album released yesterday by Celtic supergroup The Treacherous Orchestra. Titled ‘Origins’, the album is released on Navigator Records. Ali, originally from Methven, and Ross, from Bridge of Earn, feature on the new album playing a mixture of instruments including …

Scotland on Sunday ‘Origins’ Preview

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The Treacherous Orchestra stay faithful to their reputation for loudness without betraying folk roots Published on Sunday 15 January 2012 06:37 The Treacherous Orchestra’s high-octane energy has made them a hit at Celtic Connections, and they’re back again this year, writes Fiona Shepherd With influences ranging from Scottish piping legends to Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, the Treacherous Orchestra have succeeded …