Another (great) festival added…

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We are delighted to be heading back to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival this year! Who’s coming along? MUSIC NEWS Scotland had this to say: “If you missed our very early morning announcement – The Treacherous Orchestra are playing the ninth Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival along with Scots indie stars Travis and Liverpool rockers The Wombats – see MUSIC NEWS Scotland …

TO Q&A at @ 8pm on Wed 21st March

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Treacherous Orchestra Q&A at Orginally Posted: March 5, 2012 in Scottish Culture Online News by Simon Thoumire “It’s great to have this fantastic band taking part in a SCO Q&A so if you have any questions please write them in the comments (on the SCO site) or come along and click on the link below at 8pm on the 21st …

Two new Summer Festivals announced

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TO are delighted to say that performances at two new Summer Festivals were announced today – we’ve known about them for a while but couldn’t tell you until now! on Friday 25th May and a return visit to on Friday 27th July


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We have introduced a new BUNDLE in our SHOP. Buy our ‘Origins’ CD & Logo T-Shirt BUNDLE for £22 (+P&P) and not only do you save cash but the first 100 orders of this BUNDLE receive a free Limited Edition Gloss Artwork Print. How could you miss out on this…??

Uncut ‘Origins’ Review

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TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA ‘Origins’ (Navigator) Mick Houghton April 2012 8/10 Daring instrumental collective The opening “Overture” here is pure folk prog: imagine an 11-piece ELP featuring bagpipes, whistles, flutes, fiddles, accordion, banjo, guitars, bass and drums. Taking inspiration from such Scottish folk-fusion  trailblazers as Martyn Bennett and Croft No. 5, Treacherous Orchestra are a fiercely energetic Celtic take on Bellowhead but …

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Sunday Herald Review/Comment by Rob Adams

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Treacherous Orchestra: ‘Origins’ (Navigator) If their name suggests danger, skulduggery or something not to be trusted, fear not. Treacherous Orchestra are actually quite a cuddly aggregation, an 11-piece formed on Glasgow’s traditional music session scene who have forged a reputation for exuberant live performances where sitting still is not an option. That exuberance comes across on this debut album. There’s …

The Skinny ‘Origins’ Review

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THE SKINNY Treacherous Orchestra – Origins ALBUM REVIEW BY SIMON ROACH PUBLISHED 21 FEBRUARY 2012 The traditions of celtic folk music have seen a welcome revival in recent years, but perhaps more exciting is the exploration of how they can be crossed with other musical forms. In Origins Treacherous Orchestra have done just this, flamboyantly foraging through various genres with …

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 …

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Official Release Today

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Well, it’s here; today is the Official Release of our new CD ‘ORIGINS’ on Navigator Records. Get downloading at Amazon or iTunes and get reviewing at same so we can revel in some of the lovely feedback you have been sending us on this site as well as on others!! Do remember of course that we are still here for …

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The Guardian **** Review

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Treacherous Orchestra: Origins (Navigator) – review **** Robin Denselow Thursday 16 February 2012 22.15 GMT An album of rousing fusion work from the vibrant Scottish folk scene, where every musician seems to play in a variety of very different bands. Treacherous Orchestra are a brave and, at times, very loud 11-piece folk big band, with members who also work …