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Folklub - Dàimh + Kim Carnie
Tue 6 June 2017, 20:00 – 23:00 BST
Dàimh continue to take the world by storm with their highly successful yet uncompromising take on Gaelic and Highland music.
The most recent accolade to add to the ever growing list saw Ellen MacDonald awarded Gaelic Singer of the Year at the end of 2016 before the band jetted off to set audiences alight during their sell-out tour of the Western U.S.
Summer 2017 sees Dàimh keeping that momentum going with their annual Scottish tour covering the length and breadth of the country. The usual quota of theatres, village halls, major festivals and a few favourite Hebridean Hotspots continues to justify their ancient clan motto; No gig too big, no hall too small.
This combined with a series of high profile appearances across Europe and Scandinavia sees the band certain to further cement their reputation as one of the leading exponents of their native West Highland Music and culture on the World stage.
Past awards include "Folk Band of the Year" at the 2015 Scottish Traditional Music Awards and last year's award for the "Best Folk Band in Europe" at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany.
"This is a great Gaelic band and definitely worthy of the title Gaelic Super Group."
BRIGHT YOUNG FOLK
"Dàimh have carved a reputation from the bedrock of Gaelic culture.. authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression."
"One of the most exhilarating acoustic bands on the Celtic map."
IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE
BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 finalist Kim Carnie is a Gaelic singer raised in Oban with strong links to Perthshire's Glen Lyon. Currently a TV presenter on BBC ALBA’s ‘Dè a-Nis?’, a recent Gaelic tutor at the University of Glasgow, and a National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music alumna, her love for the language is held very close to her chest. However her musical interests span wider than her immediate influences, such as Iseabail T. Macdonald and the ceilidh musicians of Oban, as she is also drawn towards Americana music with a special interest in harmony and improvisation.
Kim has performed at festivals and prestigious events across the UK, including Orkney Folk Festival, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Celtic Connections and Cambridge Folk Festival. She also opened ‘Na Trads’ as a part of John Saich’s (former member of Caparcaille) MOVE project, which featured Fraser Fifield and Neil Primrose (Travis). Kim is also a current member of ‘Air Falbh Leis na h-Eòin/Away with the Birds’, a vocal piece exploring the relationship between Gaelic and bird song, which was commissioned for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.