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2019 Line Up Goes from Strength to Strength

The Glenturrent Music Arena is certainly considered to be one of the highlights on the day and goes from strength to strength bringing local, national and international music acts to the stage, with this year being no exception!  Crieff Highland Gathering are delighted to introduce you to another three fantastic bands for you to experience on the 18th August! 


Trongate Rum Riots

The last three years have seen Glasgow's Trongate Rum Riots headline festivals in Belgium, Scotland and France while they released their Debut album 'Hymns of the Deep' and with its momentum, the band are releasing their second Album this summer along with an EP of what can only be described as Mad Sea Shanty Punk.

Originally forming as a sea shanty band to revive this rich and emotive style of music, the band has evolved over the past 6 years to incorporate the many influences its troupe of musicians bring on board. Their style ranges from sweaty punk to dirty folk, with the occasional bluesy lick and Balkan riff, and is equally as visceral in its plugged-in form as it is in its stripped-back acoustic set. No matter the event, the Trongate Rum Riots bring their unique and powerful style, leaving no listener safe from its pounding rhythms. Behind the joyous chaos lies an Six-piece of dexterous, talented musicians who continue to charm and exhilarate crowds around Scotland and beyond. 

The band is a favourite of the festival scene, including headlining the Festival du Chant de Marin International Sea Shanty Festival in France, which welcomes over 180,000 people. Other highlights include headlining Wickerman’s Acoustic Tent and playing Eden’s main stage in 2015 and headlining new festivals Upside Doon and Firefly in 2016 and 2017 as well as opening the Cowal Highland Gathering in 2017. They will be heading to Rotterdam this year to Play at T
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A dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a "maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy" (The Living Tradition). Gnoss

As current and former students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham Rorie, Aidan Moddie, Connor Sinclair and Craig Baxter have been tipped as "ones to watch" by Songlines magazine for their lively, engaging and honest performances.

Forming as a duo in 2015, Graham and Aidan picked up a prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and reached the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2016.

Since expanding to a four-piece, Gnoss have continued to delight at performances and festivals a across the UK and Europe, earning a nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2017.

With international touring complimenting the release of their debut album in 2019, all eyes are firmly on this young quartet as they continue to stride forth from the pack.

"I was instantly impressed by their set of tunes played with obvious drive and youthful exuberance" - FATEA 2017.

"This band looks to be developing fast into a major player in the national and international Celtic music scene" - DbDbD, New York


Drums N Roses are a Bagpipe and drum, Rock group.  The band have entertained audiences across the widest range of venues - from main stage at Global's Rewind Festival to a sold out show at Glasgow's famous "Arches".  Drums & Roses' unique Scottish twist has delighted crowds since 2005.  They were previously seen on ITV's Britains Got Talent and made it through to the semi finals in London.  This is the furthest any bagpipe group has got on the ITV show before.


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