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plus Siobhan Wilson

Thursday 14th May 2015

St Andrews In The Square Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

Unreserved seating available

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Internationally acclaimed modern folk trio Lau announce a European tour in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming new album (due for release in May 2015 on Reveal Records).

Lau are three highly individual and extremely gifted musicians – Martin Green (accordion and electronics) Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle, fx) and Kris Drever (vocals, guitars). For a decade they have been stretching folk music’s boundaries further and exploring new musical territory with each release and concert tour.

2012’s ‘Race The Loser’ album was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year and featured in many critics best of year lists. Lau appeared on BBC TV’s Later… with Jools Holland extending their audience considerably in the process and won their fourth BBC Radio Folk Award for Best Group a few months later.

For their new album, The Elysian Quartet, a group that share Lau’s fearless desire to create something new through improvisation, will feature and the new recordings are produced by Brooklyn based artist and multi-instrumentalist Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman). What comes next from Lau promises to be their greatest musical recorded statement yet.

 

***** The Guardian Albums of the Year **** MOJO **** Observer

 

******** UNCUT 8/10 ‘The U.K’s best live band’ The Guardian ★★★★★

 

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NEW LAU LOGO WEBAn Evening With LAU

Saturday 3rd December 2016

The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £18.50/£16.50/£14.50 from The Queen’s Hall Box Office 0131 668 3019

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The final show of Lau’s The Bell That Never Rang world tour, promises to be something extra special. Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke will play

two unique live sets, featuring all their greatest material from across the last decade.

This is one show not to be missed.

BEST SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR – THE HERALD 2015

NOMINATED FOR SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2016

Since their debut album in 2007 Lau have picked up four awards for ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their acclaimed solo works. Lau has also appeared on TV on Later…With Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV).

Lau comprises Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and together they continue to effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and electronica. As THE GUARDIAN says of the trio ‘Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best.’

ʻLau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its bestʼ

THE GUARDIAN

 

An Evening with Lau
(Decade Best Of Lau 2007-2017)

Thursday 7th December 2017
The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £19/£17/£15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

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Bar Open 7pm, doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Lau is the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK’s finest traditional musicians: Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle). Lau has garnered four awards for “Best Group” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and also appeared on the Later… With Jools Holland TV show (BBC 2 TV). Individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their solo work.

Kris Drever is shortlisted for Folk Singer of The Year 2017 & Best Original Track 2017, Martin Green nominated for Best Album 2017 & Best Original Track 2017 at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Lau announces the release of its first ever retrospective album, Decade (The Best of 2007-2017). A compilation of the trio’s best tracks, curated by the band and manager Tom Rose from the song and tune suggestions of their very many fans.  As you might expect for a band as renowned for its brilliant stage performances as recordings, Lau will be taking this retrospective material to concerts and festival stages throughout the summer of 2017 and then touring it in the UK during the November and December 2017.

“The U.K’s best live band, Lau are remarkable – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk: exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best” (The Guardian)For a decade, O’Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas.

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LAU
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Saturday 3rd November 2012
Oran Mor Glasgow G12 8JX
Tickets £14 from 0141 204 5151 or behind the bar in Oran Mor

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Tuesday 6th November 2012

The Queens Hall Edinburgh
Tickets £15/£13 0131 668 2019

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Winner of ‘Best Group’ in BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 2009 & 2010

This generation’s most inventive folk band return with new tours and energetic performances for 2012

Lau combine stunning musicianship with a ground-breaking yet playful approach to traditional music that transcends the music they hold dear, creating a cutting edge sound which garners praise from far beyond the roots scene. Prepare to be wowed by the wildly inventive Martin Green on accordian keys and effects, Aidan O’Rourke’s impossibly beautiful fiddle playing, Kris Drever’s virtuoso guitar and honeyed baritone voice, not to mention some excellent on stage banter and chemistry between the band.

‘Quite frankly, the best band in the world right now’ Channel 4

“Lau are so special” – **** The Guardian