RANT are four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, from across the Shetland Islands and the Highlands. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie join forces to create a sound, which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player.
Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Known for their work as soloists and with various bands, this is a celebration of the instrument they all have a passion for.
Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2013, which won them critical acclaim, 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 television programmes.
Their live set reflects their years of honing their sound together, and their love for their home areas of Shetland and the Highlands through the writing, repertoire and stories.
An irresistible journey through reels, strathspeys and jigs.
This is powerful and evocative music that is invigorating, bewitching and beautiful.
Folk Radio UK