Innovative Scottish Folk Trio Rule of Three come to the Midlands and Wales as part of their end of Summer UK tour. Singer and fiddler Lori Watson, originally from the Scottish borders, along with her guitarist brother Innes and Accordionist John Somerville form Folk Trio Rule of Three. Their unique brand of contemporary folk has seen them tour across much of the UK and Europe. Their music encapsulates the recent renaissance in Scottish traditional music, fusing old Scots songs with contemporary rhythms and melodies to great effect.
Innes, winner of the coveted Scots Trad Music Award’s “instrumentalist of the year” in 2011 is looking forward to showcasing the bands sound. “Its great to be out on the road again with this outfit, we have great fun playing the music and that reflects in our show”. Lori is currently studying for her Phd at the Royal Conservoitaire of Scotland in Glasgow and is managing to mix the demands of studying with her career in music. John Somerville, along with Innes are also both members of Folk supergroup the Treacherous Orchestra who have had a busy summer appearing at many major festivals.
Rule of Three have released two albums to date, the most recent, “Pleasure’s coin” was the result of two years of hard work and features many tunes and songs written and arranged by the band members. “There is a lot of new writing going on in this band” says Innes, “its an exciting mixture, we love taking older songs and reworking them too”. Described as a rich slice of assertive contemporary Scots tradition, Rule of Three are a band to definitely watch out for.
They appear at Bromyard Folk Festival, Worcester on the 8th and 9th of September. Then at Cuffern Manor, Pembrokeshire on the 13th September and National Forest Folk Club, Moira, Leicestershire on the 14th.
Visit their website for more details: www.ruleofthreemusic.com