2016 saw the release of ‘Reverie’ the much anticipated second album from RANT, firmly established in their relatively short time together as a huge musical force and a strong, raw, yet vibrant sound on the British folk scene.
Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, RANT is the meeting of 4 of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Anna Massie and Lauren MacColl join forces to create a sound rich and vibrant, evocative of the exciting scene they create music in.
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. 4 fiddles: one beautiful sound!
Since the release of their debut album ‘RANT’ in 2013 which won them critical acclaim in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals , the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album ‘Gach Sgeul’. Their new release sees them continue this song strand, collaborating with Fowlis once more, and for the first time, Scots singer Ewan McLennan.
Photo by Archie MacFarlane - foto.scot