One of Scottish folk music’s most recognised, much-loved bands, The Rachel Hair Trio are renowned for their strong melodies, rootsy songs and majestic instrumental flair. Harnessing their repertoire from traditional, contemporary and international sources, the Trio present live performances that ooze charm and skill, with entertaining prowess.
This year sees the trio take Scotland’s oldest instrument to quirky new corners with the release of their second album, Trì. From haunting Gaelic ballads and sassy Strathspeys, to Manx jigs and jazzy marches, Trì is a declaration of intent from one of the country’s most lauded and well-respected touring outfits.
Personally, I enjoy the way the 3 stringed instruments enfuse together to create a beautiful, warm string oriented sound. This album has also opened my mind the realm of harp music within traditional music, of which I was previously unaccustomed to.