RURA are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland’s most popular folk-based bands. The quartet’s compellingly fiery, rugged yet refined and progressive instrumentals on fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, guitar, keyboards and bodhran has placed them firmly at the forefront of 21st century Scottish folk.
RURA celebrated their tenth anniversary with the release of their hotly anticipated live album, Live at the Old Fruitmarket – recorded at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. Their debut live record follows three acclaimed studio releases – most recently, 2018’s lauded In Praise of Home, inspired by themes of belonging, heritage, and a sense of place.
In their decade together, Jack Smedley, Steven Blake, David Foley and Adam Brown’s entrancing, euphoric live shows have been a main stage highlight of many of the world’s leading folk festivals across more than 20 countries.
'One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene' Songlines 'RURA are one of the most dynamic bands in Celtic music, at the very leading edge of Scotland's traditional revival' Irish Music Magazine