Lau at the Scottish Fiddle Festival

I went with wife and son to see Lau play tonight at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. I've had their album "Lightweights and Gentlemen" for a while, so we knew what to expect, and were not disappointed!

Lau are Kris Drever on guitar and occasional vocals, Aidan O'Rourke on fiddle and Martin Green on piano accordian. They belted out a breathtaking set full of energy and passion. Their music is mostly original, but utterly rooted in traditional Scottish music. It was one of the best performances I've seen for years.

It was through Kris Drever that I came to Lau, having seen him playing double bass on one song at Kate Rusby's recent Edinburgh show. She plugged his solo album, and as I was buying it on Amazon I saw a link to Lau's album.

As a beginner on the mandolin playing folk stuff, tonight's show was great inspiration for me - maybe if I practise hard for years I might get to be half as good as the guys in Lau.

They are recording a live album at the bongo club in Edinburgh on the 17th December - I'll see you there :)

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