Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts in partnership with Moving On Music present
FRI 29 JAN | DUNCAIRN CENTRE FOR CULTURE & ARTS | 8.30PM / £16 (£12 conc) BYO,
Crowned Best Folk Group at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards an incredible four times, Lau are widely regarded as one of the most inventive bands around, whose dazzling performances have captivated audiences across the world.
Touring on the on the back of acclaimed new album 'The Bell That Never Rang', produced by Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman) Lau continue to live up to their accolade as “The UK's best live band" (The Guardian).
The group consists of three highly individual and extremely gifted musicians – Martin Green (accordion and electronics) Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle, electronics) and Kris Drever (vocals, guitars).
For over a decade they have been stretching folk music's boundaries and exploring new musical territory, travelling the world and soaking up sounds; from the South Korean and Japanese experimental movement, to the New York folk scene.
Along the way they have collected countless awards, critical acclaim, commissions and collaborations, and even developed their own festival(!) (Check out Lau-Land). All this from a journey that began with three lads playing a few tunes at a kitchen table in Edinburgh one day in 2004.
We are delighted to welcome back Lau, Friday 29th January 2016, to the beautiful surroundings of The Duncairn Centre For Culture & Arts, for what promises to be an unforgettable concert.
“exquisite and hypnotic musicianship at its best" – THE GUARDIAN ***** (5-stars)
“Lau deserve their garlands…an innovative, beautifully realised album" – THE OBSERVER **** (4-stars)
“Captivating, exquisite, stunning – Lau evolve naturally through experimentation" – ***** SONGLINES
“Breathtaking and consistently captivating – close the album of the year polls now we have a winner!" – BRIGHTYOUNGFOLK.COM
“Breathtaking, intricate, unpredictable yet cohesive – genuinely exciting" – fROOTS
MOJO **** (4-stars)
“Lau have stretched boundaries…" – UNCUT 8/10
“intoxicating, mesmerising music" – BBC Music