Winners of the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards ‘Up and Coming Act of the Year 2014, and nominated as Live Act of the Year in 2016, the fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are a musical powerhouse. In our review of their latest album All We Have is Now, Martha Buckley declared “Elephant Sessions are certainly not standing still in the race to create the next defining sound for folk music.”
The group fuses rich folk and trad influences with funk, rock and electronica in an instantly captivating, progressive, visceral blend.
In just a few short years Elephant Sessions have already become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene well and truly by storm with appearances at Glastonbury, Denmark’s Tønder and a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections 2017.
They followed this up with a triumphant appearance at Europe’s largest folk gathering (which pulls crowds of 750,000) – Brittany’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient –– in August, where they allegedly not only brought the roof down but incited such heights of euphoria that their audience ultimately broke the sprung wooden dance floor.
Elephant Sessions are on tour throughout the UK in November, from Inverness to Bath, from Bury to Skye, and including an appearance at London’s Folk and Roots Festival. (The first Inverness gig has already sold out, and a second has just been added).
Watch their video for Wet Field Day a track with both “power and pace, where rapid fiddle playing is combined with punchy guitar and mandolin.”
Elephant Sessions UK Tour – November 2017
Wed 8th Nov The Greystones, Sheffield
Thur 9th Nov The Slaughtered Lamb, London (London Folk & Roots Festival)
Fri 10th Nov The Metropolitan, Bury
Sun 12th Nov The Lounge, Canterbury
Mon 13th Nov Nettlebed Folk Club, Oxfordshire
Tue 14th Nov Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Wed 15th Nov Tooth & Claw, Inverness (EXTRA DATE)
Thur 16th Nov Seall at Sabhal Mor Ostig, Skye
Fri 17th Nov Tooth & Claw, Inverness SOLD OUT Sat 18thNov Universal Hall, Findhorn
Sun19th Nov Clarks on Lindsay Street, Dundee
Mon 20thNov Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham
Tue 21st Nov Latest MusicBar, Brighton
Wed 22nd Nov Komedia, Bath