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Some of Scotland’s most prestigious and award-winning artists will be performing in Australia in 2020. The YOSA website will be continuously updated with new content as Artists release their tours and events throughout the Year, but you can explore those already announced, below.

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Brighde Chaimbeul at Smith’s Alternative

22 January
State: ACT

Winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee, Skye piper Brighde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars.A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but draws inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as from Cape Breton, Eastern Europe and Ireland. Growing up in a musical family in Sleat on the Isle of Skye, she was no stranger to the…

Kejafi at Little Birdy, Uralla NSW

25 January
State: NSW

Music with an irresistible highland spirit. Kejafi bring Scottish traditional music to the New England to tour their recent album Coast. All around the weekend of Burns night. Kejafi play traditional and original music, celebrating the deep Australian and Scottish connection. The Sydney-based trio create an exciting and energetic sound with duel fiddles, octave mandolin and moving songs that will have your feet tapping and your heartstrings pulled. Look out of further details for Scottish fiddle and guitar/bouzouki workshops.

The Langan Band at Settlers Tavern

29 February
State: WA

Unhinged and musically extravagant, The Langan Band have become famous for performing an invigorating yet tight and precisely executed show. With a sense of abandonment for spontaneity and surprise, they always keep their audience on their toes. The band formed shortly after John Langan won the prestigious Danny Kyle Award for new artists at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow for his audacious, fresh and engaging rendition of a traditional song. It’s this rare and potent ability Langan has with singing…

FARA at The Spotted Mallard

3 March
State: VIC

Following their 2016 debut release, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA’s sophomore record, Times from Times Fall, celebrates the community which inspired them to become musicians. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, it’s an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, combining the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes. With the mission of creating something entirely new and collaborative, the four members of FARA have co-written many of the melodies…

The Langan Band at Fremantle Fibonacci Centre

3 March
State: WA

Unhinged and musically extravagant, The Langan Band have become famous for performing an invigorating yet tight and precisely executed show. With a sense of abandonment for spontaneity and surprise, they always keep their audience on their toes. The band formed shortly after John Langan won the prestigious Danny Kyle Award for new artists at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow for his audacious, fresh and engaging rendition of a traditional song. It’s this rare and potent ability Langan has with singing…

Elephant Sessions at Lizotte’s

3 March
State: NSW

WINNERS OF THE BBC SCOTS TRAD MUSIC AWARDS ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’ 2017 AND ‘LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR’ 2018 Formed in 2012 and hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Elephant Sessions is comprised of Euan Smillie (fiddle), Alasdair Taylor (mandolin), Mark Bruce (guitar), Seth Tinsley (bass, synth) and Greg Barry (drums, samples). Creating a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum-heavy backline, their music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica, resulting…

FARA at Ararat Live

4 March
State:

Following their 2016 debut release, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA’s sophomore record, Times from Times Fall, celebrates the community which inspired them to become musicians. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, it’s an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, combining the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes. With the mission of creating something entirely new and collaborative, the four members of FARA have co-written many of the melodies…

The Langan Band at The Spotted Mallard

5 March
State: VIC

Unhinged and musically extravagant, The Langan Band have become famous for performing an invigorating yet tight and precisely executed show. With a sense of abandonment for spontaneity and surprise, they always keep their audience on their toes. The band formed shortly after John Langan won the prestigious Danny Kyle Award for new artists at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow for his audacious, fresh and engaging rendition of a traditional song. It’s this rare and potent ability Langan has with singing…

FARA at The Lost Ones

5 March
State: VIC

Following their 2016 debut release, Orcadian folk Quartet FARA’s sophomore record, Times from Times Fall, celebrates the community which inspired them to become musicians. Comprised entirely of self-penned songs and instrumental tracks, it’s an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, combining the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes. With the mission of creating something entirely new and collaborative, the four members of FARA have co-written many of the melodies…