Barely four years since their formation, Talisk have already stacked up several major awards for their pyrotechnic yet artfully woven sound – including Folk Band of the Year 2017 at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

Mohsen Amini’s concertina, Hayley Keenan’s fiddle and Graeme Armstrong’s guitar meld seamlessly together to produce a unique force that has taken them to many corners of Europe, throughout the UK on their own headline tours, to Canada, Australia and – from 2018 – the United States. World-leading festival appearances include the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Celtic Connections and Brittany’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient – whilst the trio’s captivating signature has also been recognised by the wider industry, through official showcase selections at both WOMEX 17 and Folk Alliance International 2018.

Whilst their touring history may far bely their years, so to does their unfailing energy and stage presence. With a second album in the pipeline, alongside heavy touring throughout 2018 and beyond, theirs remains a star firmly on the ascent.


Mark Radcliffe

BBC Radio 2

“Talisk were exactly what I thought they’d be – stunning! Our audience loved them, XPN loved them, they sold a bunch of merch and we’ve confirmed that this year’s Thursday night concert was the best attended ever. So …. They were amazing and it was a love fest all around!”

Lisa Schwartz

Philadelphia Folk Festival

“Doubling the power of three”

The Scotsman

“…completely blown away by the sheer dexterity and musicianship”

The Living Tradition

“setting scary standards”

Simon Mayo

BBC Radio 2


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