Where: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Isle Of Skye
When: Tuesday July 8 (7.30pm, £14)
Why: ‘Rant’ are four of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Sisters Bethany and Jenna Reid (Blazin’ Fiddles) Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl (Salt House) join forces to create a sound rich and vibrant, evocative of the exciting scene they create music in. They made their debut performance in July 2012, storming onto the scene and immediately earning high praise. Bursting with talent and energy, ‘CherryGrove’ – former and present students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – take guitar, fiddle, piano, harp and accordion to new contemporary folk heights. With lively jigs and reels contrasted with warm, soulful songs, they are a crisp, modern take on tradition – delivered with flair and style.