Barluath are a diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band, who embrace both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. The band consists of five young musicians who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has a line-up comprising Scots and Gaelic song, fiddle, whistles, guitar, highland and border bagpipes, bouzouki, guitar and piano/keyboards.
Barluath have continued to grow since forming in early 2010 and have delighted many audiences, such as with their appearances at Celtic Connections, Linlithgow Folk Festival and PipingLive! to name only three. In November 2011, the band were invited to Washington DC as part of the Scottish Government’s St. Andrews Day celebrations in the USA, culminating in performances at The National Museum of Women in the Arts and the British Embassy.
Barluath were also winners of a prestigious ‘Danny Kyle Open Stage’ award at Celtic Connections 2012 and followed this up with their own slot at this year’s festival. The band released their debut album ‘Source’ on the Nimbus Alliance record label in September 2012 to widespread critical acclaim.