Assynt (SCO) are a trio of relatively young but already highly acclaimed musicians. Assynt is actually something of a super group: all three players have received individual recognition in top end folk competitions and fiddler Graham MacKenzie has released a solo album. The quality of the music on their debut album is, accordingly, pretty amazing: tight, virtuoso playing with lots of sheer joy – this is as fresh as Scottish trad can get. The band received the Upcoming Artist Award in the 2018 Scottish Trad Music Awards and I’m very much looking forward to a great many brilliant moments with their music.
Assynt on the Web:
Assynt Home Page
iTunes / Apple Music
Bandcamp – if you want to fully support the artists, go here, because artists and labels upload music to Bandcamp and control how they sell it, setting their own prices, offering fans the option to pay more and selling merchandise.