Having exploded onto the Scottish folk scene in 2010, Rura are now an established festival favourite.  Extensive touring has seen them impress audiences with their lively and energetic shows, with the line-up of pipes, whistle, flute, fiddle, bodhran, guitar and vocals combining to create a powerful yet traditional sound.  Winners of a Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections, the band – Steven Blake, Jack Smedley, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Chris Waite – features three BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalists, as well as an All-Ireland bodhran champion.  With such a mass of talent, it seems inevitable that the band (who recently released their debut album, Break It Up) are set for even bigger things.

2016 Line up

Hayseed Dixie
Show of Hands
Eddi Reader
False Lights
Jackie Oates Trio
Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
The Ooks of Hazzard
The Jeremiahs
The Henry Girls
Mick Ryan & Paul Downes
Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys
Meaghan Blanchard
The Full Attack Band
The Penny Black Remedy
Flats and Sharps
The Corn Potato String Band
Winter Wilson
The Teacups
Pete Morton
Keith Donnelly
Bella Gaffney
Ange Hardy
Echo Town
Gilded Thieves
James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band
Mr Tea & the Minions
Jim Evans
Same Streets
Cheshire and the Cat
Something, Someone
The BeauBowBelles
Jake Burns
Maniere Des Bohemiens
Will Finn & Rosie Calvert
Seth Bye and Katie Griffin
Bric a Brac
Harry Brat
Na Mara
Whiskey Bob Shaker
Swing Gitan
Two Coats Colder
Greg Russell
Steve Bliss
Nina Zella & Tim Walker
Not Now John
Rob Barratt
The Killer Bees
Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley
Isambard's Wheel
Jill & Bernard Blackwell


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