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Dallahan, one of the most distinct forces in the international folk music scene will be appearing at the Voodoo rooms in November.

Forged in Scotland’s traditional music community, but drawing on the traditional music styles of the Balkans and North America, they create an original and seamless musical montage, blending their contemporary influences from jazz, funk, and pop music.

Since forming five years ago, they have toured extensively in Europe, North America and represented Britain at the bicentenary British/Nepalese celebrations in Kathmandu, whilst enjoying varied on-stage collaborations with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Dougie Maclean, and Nepal’s traditional music exponents Kutumba.

Their first two albums were both nominated for Album of The Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2015 and 2016 respectively and they were awarded Instrumental Track of the Year at the Live Ireland Awards 2016 (USA).

Autumn 2018 sees the release of the bands third album, Smallworld; with songs that explore themes ranging from unrequited love, famine, racial inequality and big birds while instrumentals transcend from traditional Irish tunes to Roma Gypsy melodies to genre-defying originals. Dallahan, who have been described as “a world music festival in one group” will be touring the UK in support of the album’s November launch.

Playing: Sunday 11 November – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh.  Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm Tickets £10 adv. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3617560

Photo credit Samuel Hurt