The Treacherous Orchestra bring their 12-musician task force to the Ironworks Inverness on Sunday, November 9.
Emerging from the vibrant melting-pot of Glasgow’s 21st-century folk scene, Treacherous Orchestra take Scottish dance music into a new dimension.
And they've appeared at everywhere from Hebridean islands to Rudolstadt’s World Music Festival in Germany, from sell-out shows at Celtic Connections to the world-renowned Cambridge Folk Festival.
Their debut album was launched in February 2012 on Navigator Records and though the band’s members hail from the length and breadth of Scotland – plus two from Ireland – together they grew from the Sound of Rum festival back in 2005.
Their experience from other Scottish outfits is a bonus and the Orchestra features past or current members of Croft No. Five, Salsa Celtica, the Peatbog Faeries, Session A9, Old Blind Dogs, Box Club and Back of the Moon, among others.
On top of their instrumental skills, many in the Treacherous Orchestra’s ranks are gifted tune composers, providing for a musical mix that plays fully to the line-up’s strengths.
Featuring bagpipes, whistles, flutes, fiddles, accordion, banjo, guitars, bass, drums, bodhran and percussion, their tightly crafted arrangements far transcend mere force of numbers, aligning richly-layered, radiantly-colourful melodies with muscular yet sophisticated rhythmic interplay, the line-up forges an irresistible dance sound.
For more information visit www.treacherousorchestra.com
Tickets go on sale on Friday (July 25) at 9am.