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GNOSS, "live" at the Old King's Head Belper, 9th November 2019

We are very pleased to have the opportunity to present Gnoss at The Old King's Head, Belper on Saturday November 9th, 2019.

 

They'll be featuring new music from their new album due for release in April 2019, here's the crowdfunding site for that, get on it if you can, these lads are great!
 

Visit their website here

 

TICKETS

Tickets available here by PayPal, £13 + £0.80 PayPal handling fee or from the pub direct for £13 only

Unfortunately this venue in not accessible to persons in wheelchairs

Doors at 8pm

 

A SET OF TUNES FROM GNOSS

ABOUT GNOSS

 
 
Gnoss are a dynamic four-piece of fiddle, flute, guitar and percussion, that tackle energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’ (Living Tradition).
 
As current and former students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham Rorie (Fiddle & Mandolin), Aidan Moodie (Guitar & Vocals), Connor Sinclair (Flute, Whistles & Backing Vocals) and Craig Baxter (Bodhran & Stomp) have been tipped as ‘ones to watch’ by Songlines magazine for their lively, engaging and honest performances.
 
Forming as a duo in 2015, Gnoss (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 4-piece, Gnoss have continued to impress at performances and festivals across the UK earning them a nomination for ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards for 2017.
 
Marking the launch of their new EP, “Brother Wind” with Danish and Scottish tours in spring 2018 the band look set to continue building their reputation as one of Scotland’s hottest young folk bands.
 
 

A SONG FROM GNOSS

TICKETS

Tickets available here by PayPal, £13 + £0.80 PayPal handling fee, or direct from the pub for £13 only.

Unfortunately this venue in not accessible to persons in wheelchairs

Doors at 8pm

 

GNOSS BIOS

 
Aidan Moodie
 
Aidan Moodie is one of the newest in a long line of talented young musicians to come from Orkney’s thriving traditional music scene.
 
An accomplished guitarist and singer, Aidan’s music has seen him entertain audiences all over the world, reach the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award twice, and perform to British royalty. He has performed as part of many different projects including Orkney Folk Festival’s ‘The Gathering’ (2015), Phil Cunningham’s ‘Ur: The Future of Our Past’ and as an accompanist for many of Scotland’s hottest up-and-coming folk singers.
 
Now 21 years old, Aidan is entering his final year of study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland specialising in Scots Song and Acoustic Guitar as part of the BMus Traditional Music degree.
 
Connor Sinclair
 
Connor Sinclair is a talented multi-instrumentalist from Crieff, Perthshire. He started to learn the Highland Bagpipes from the age of 5, which led to an incredibly successful and varied piping career. An accomplished solo piper, Connor has won many prizes – including the Silver Medal at the Northern meeting in 2016 – and was personal piper to Alex Salmond during his time as First Minister of Scotland.
 
Connor has also won the World Pipe Band Championships twice as a member of the Grade 1 Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band, in both 2014 and 2016.
 
Connor attended the Edinburgh Music School at Broughton receiving tuition on bagpipes and piano. He now studies Scottish Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he focuses on bagpipes, whistle and flute, although he also enjoys playing the guitar and mandolin.
 
Connor’s musical influences are hugely varied and come from being immersed in Scottish music, culture, and history his whole life.
 
Craig Baxter
 
Craig is a drummer/percussionist from Clackmannanshire near Stirling.
 
Having started drumming from the age of 8 playing pipe band snare drum with his local band, the Royal Burgh of Stirling. Craig then progressed onto Fife Police Pipe Band in Grade 1 and also the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, where he is currently the Drum Sergeant of the senior band.
 
He took up other forms of percussion more recently, focusing mostly on the Bodhran after starting a Bachelor of Music Degree in Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he is now in his second year. He has already played with a number of artists in and around Glasgow, mostly with new trad band TRIP, made up for fellow students at the Conservatoire, and looks to develop further as a percussionist around the traditional music scene in Scotland.
 
Graham Rorie
 
Orcadian fiddle and mandolin player Graham Rorie is an award-winning musician in the Scottish traditional scene based in Glasgow. Tutored in Orkney by Douglas Montgomery (The Chair, Saltfishforty) he is a recent graduate of the Traditional Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
 
Graham has gained a wealth of performance experience around the world with performances at the likes of Celtic Colours in Cape Breton and Glasgow’s own Celtic Connections as well as touring Germany and Denmark with the Paul McKenna Band. He has played for many high-profile figures including HRH The Prince of Wales, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and members of the EU parliament in Brussels.  Graham’s music has also seen him awarded two Dany Kyle Awards at Celtic Connections and a place at the Semi-Finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, the later with his own up and coming folk band Gnoss. The same act were nominated for ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in 2017.
 
An in-demand session musician, Graham has featured on fiddle and mandolin for albums by artists including the Red Hot Chilli Piper’s Dougie McCance, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2017 winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente, and BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year finalist Iona Fyfe.
 
Graham plays a Colin Tulloch Violin and uses Remic Microphones.
 

THE VENUE

The Old King's Head

1 Days Lane

Belper

DE56 1NP

There is no parking by the venue, please use the "Coppice Car Park", just a short walk away.