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Shetland Folk Festival launches “The Trad Seeds” Educational Project

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PRESS RELEASE – 17th April 2012 The Shetland Folk Festival Society has selected 5 young Shetland musicians to participate in another exciting and innovative Folk Festival collaboration project that will form part of the 32nd annual event, kicking off in two weeks time. Working in partnership with the Anderson High School, The Trad Seeds project will unite the 5 young …

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Lorient Festival appearance announced

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Lorient Festival Interceltique have announced a Treacherous Orchestra gig on Friday 10th August. This will be TO’s first trip to Brittany and France.

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 …

2012 Showreel

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Here’s the new showreel from the Album Launch @ Celtic Connections in the 02 ABC. It was a stunning night, you can see from the footage that the crowd were bang up for it. Film by http://somhairle.co.uk/ and http://leadinglinesphotography.net/

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 …

folkwales review

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TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA Origins Navigator 062 The origins of the 11-strong Treacherous Orchestra, who are marching down from Scotland brandishing this excellent CD, go back to Perthshire where two young pipers, the incomparable Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, were greatly inspired by the teachings of Pipe Major Gordon Duncan – “one of the true master composers and instrumentalists of the 20th/21st …

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 …

Bright Young Folk Review

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Origins Treacherous Orchestra 2012 Studio album the bright young folk review Treacherous Orchestra are an 11 piece ensemble of musicians, originally brought together at Celtic Connections 2009 before working extensively together in Glasgow. With backgrounds in bands as luminous as Shooglenifty, the Peatbog Fairies and Salsa Celtica, the artists bring a wide range of talents to this all-instrumental project. Origins …

Sidmouth Folk Week date

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Just announced…we’re off to Sidmouth Folk Week. Come and see us on Tuesday 7th August at the Bulverton. The Summer’s shaping up to be gooooood!

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 …