RANT

Scotland’s ‘chamber-folk’ quartet RANT joins the forces of Bethany Reid from Shetland, Anna Massie and Lauren MacColl from the Black Isle, and Gillian Frame from Arran to showcase the combined resonance of their instruments with repertoire unearthed from both old collections and their own contemporary writing. RANT create a sound which is both spacious and lush, yet retaining all the earthy bite and spark of a traditional Scottish fiddle player.

With three acclaimed albums under their belt, RANT remain at the forefront of the Scottish fiddle scene. The meeting of four of the country’s finest players, the quartet use just their fiddles to weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds.

Since the release of their debut album in 2013, the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. They provided strings for Julie Fowlis’ Gach Sguel album, and their music has been used for both BBC and ITV national television programmes.

The band is touring extensively in 2024 to release their new album, SPIN. A bold, ambitious and reflective collection, SPIN is an album of reinterpretation, RANT’s take on influential tracks from their formative years. The album is a tribute to those influences, and whilst nostalgic by nature has a fresh, confident, energised approach synonymous with the band’s well-established resonant sound.