Brian Ferguson: Trad scene is booming, but can anyone replace Runrig?

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Trad scene favourites Manran. Can they fill Runrig’s footsteps?

The Elephant Sessions, Tide Lines, Skipinnish and Manran are part of a new wave of bands from the Highlands and Islands filling venues up and down the country

Not so long ago it was a case of feast or famine for many of Scotland’s musicians. The summer and winter festivals were still a time for hectic schedules, long journeys and playing to packed crowds in concert venues, village halls and tents across the UK. For those who associate themselves with the ‘trad’ scene, Celtic Connections was a rare chance to take to a much bigger stage than they were used to, and win new fans perhaps unfamiliar with their music [ . . . ]

Source: Brian Ferguson: Trad scene is booming, but can anyone replace Runrig?

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