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ELEPHANT SESSIONS - Tour of Ireland - November 2024

WINNERS OF THE BBC SCOTS TRAD MUSIC AWARDS ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’ 2022 & 2017, AND ‘LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR’ 2018


Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Elephant Sessions will be touring Ireland this November. The band formed in 2012 are comprised of Euan Smillie (fiddle), Alasdair Taylor (mandolin), Calum MacQuarrie (bass) and Greg Barry (drums, samples).


Tour Dates:

Nov 20th - Cyprus Avenue, Cork

Nov 21st - Button Factory, Dublin

Nov 22 - New Gate Arts & Culture, Derry

Nov 23 - Centre Limelight 2, Belfast

Nov 24 - Roisin Dubh, Galway



Creating a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum heavy backline, their music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica resulting in a new and exciting sound. Gigging extensively around the UK, they swiftly built a fan base and went on to release their debut album The Elusive Highland Beauty in 2014 to critical acclaim. This album and it’s subsequent tours and festival appearances saw the band winning the Best Up and Coming Act category at the BBC Alba Trad Music awards in 2014. Already renowned for their breath-taking live shows the band began to gain success not just within the U.K but also found themselves beginning to perform at some of the most prestigious European Festivals. Since then, the band have made live appearances at some of the most notable venues and festivals across the U.K, Europe and Australia, including Glastonbury, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Colours of Ostrava and multiple headline sell-outs at Celtic Connections.


Mercury prize winning band Alt-J, along with BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6, found themselves converted to the band’s unique brand of indie folk.


Reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine sat alongside folk magazine coverage. Radio features accompanied documentaries and highlights shows on television stations.


The band scooped the coveted BBC MG Alba Album of the Year for ‘All We Have is Now’ in 2017 and their latest album, ‘For The Night’, at the end of last year. They were also shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award.


In 2018, the band also claimed the Live Act of the Year award at the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards, received a nomination for 'Best Group' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.


For Tickets Visit: www.elephantsessions.com

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