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RURA, 'live' at the Old King's Head Belper, 4th May 2019

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We are absolutely delighted to present RURA at The Old King's Head, Belper on Saturday May 4th, 2019 as part of the Belper Arts Festival.

RURA are a multi award-winning act and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk-based bands. With three heralded albums and extensive international touring, RURA affirm their position as one of Scotland’s leading groups.
 
Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran and guitar has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.
 
RURA are:
 
FIDDLE - Jack Smedley
PIPES/WHISTLES - Steven Blake
GUITAR - Adam Brown
BODHRÁN/FLUTE - David Foley

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ABOUT RURA

 
“One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene” (Songlines) RURA are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland’s most sought-after folk-based bands.
 
With three heralded albums – most recently, 2018’s lauded In Praise of Home – and extensive international touring, RURA are one of Scotland’s most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.
 
The group’s fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven occasions – taking just one year off from their formative award win. Since then, Jack Smedley, Steven Blake, David Foley and Adam Brown’s powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals – including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg, Vancouver and HebCelt, amongst countless others across more than 20 countries. Their media profile is similarly huge, with numerous national radio and television appearances, including BBC1’s Hogmanay Live, broadcast live to the world over New Year 2016/2017 from Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
 
 
 
“the perfect soundtrack to a Scottish summer” The Skinny 
 
“one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene” Songlines (5 stars)
 
“accomplished musicianship…supremely impressive” FolkWords
 
“genuinely stirring stuff… there’s something very exciting about RURA” Fatea Magazine
 
“a brilliant fusion of the old and the new” The Herald
 
 
 

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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.