Avocet at The Harrison
This brilliant young trio from Scotland won the Danny Kyle Celtic Connections Award in 2017 and are quite simply mesmerising to watch and to listen to. Drawing inspiration from both the psychedelic folk scene alive in Britain during the 1960’s and 70’s, and free form blues, they create their own compositions on harp, guitar, double bass and vocals. Their music has been compared to that of artists like Nick Drake, Pentangle, and John Martyn.
Signed to Mink Records in 2017, they travelled to the Netherlands to record their debut EP at the Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam. They have performed on BBC Scotland, and at an array of festivals and venues including Celtic Connections and Eden Festival.
Touring during April 2020 with their new album. The trio released their debut single ‘Causeway’ in 2018. The track received high praise and critical acclaim from platforms like Folk Radio UK, and was placed in a number of Spotify playlists. Folk Radio UK said: “Listening to the album several times I find I am picking out different sounds, different things each time, building up a rich image to match”. The trio played have performed at an array of festivals and venues following their release and are quickly gaining an army of fans.