Talisk *

Talisk *

16th April 2018

Nominees of the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award, and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the UK folk scene in recent years.

Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Graeme Armstrong (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them multiple award wins, unwavering nationwide media praise, and standing ovations far and wide. Atop their collective titles, Amini was the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, adding to a trophy cabinet that far belies their years.
So too does their touring history, though – with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as countiess others alongside live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship folk programmes.

With further tours and showcases throughout Europe and the US on the horizon, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent.


Richard Byers sings and plays traditional songs from these islands and songs that draw on traditional sources. Richard is a founding member of the Bury Folk Collective and has played and sung widely on the folk circuit, in clubs, concerts and at festivals. He was a member of Ragged Robin and played guitar and mandolin on records by Steve Ashley and on the ‘lost classic’ by Anne Briggs Sing a Song for You (fortunately now found). Richard has been a resident at a number of folk clubs in the south of England, notably at Roy Guest’s Howff in Primrose Hill as part of Ragged Robin, at the legendary musicians’ club New Merlin’s Cave near King’s Cross and, nowadays, happily, at ‘Folk from the Tradition’ nights at Oakes Barn in Bury St Edmunds.

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Tickets £11 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.

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