Nominated ‘Folk Band of the Year’ – Scots Trad Awards 2016, RANT create a sound which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player. Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds.
The release of ‘Reverie’ in 2016, the much anticipated second album from RANT, firmly established the quartet as a huge musical force and a strong, raw, yet vibrant sound on the British folk scene. Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, RANT is the meeting of four of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players; two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands.
The release of their debut album ‘RANT’ in 2013 won them critical acclaim in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals, and since the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album ‘Gach Sgeul’.
“An irresistible journey through reels, strathspeys and jigs” Songlines
“This is dignified, deep and profound music” fRoots
“Sheer class” ***** The Herald, Celtic Connections 2016 Review