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The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with sound and form; the results have always been complex and thrilling.

Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK's best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: ‘Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them’.

Now 2021’s Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.

This is the show rescheduled from 22 May 2020 (via 29 Nov 2020 and 27 Jun 2021). All tickets remain valid for the new date, but if you're unable to attend, please contact the Box Office (preferably by email) by 27 June 2021 to arrange a refund.

Presented by Fallen Angels Club

“Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best”

(The Guardian)

Read more about folk shows at The Queen's Hall and our guide to traditional music in Edinburgh here.


Lau - Unplugged

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