Eriska is a six-piece Glasgow-based folk band established in 2016. The band’s line up includes members from the traditional music, jazz, and classical courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The members draw upon their disparate backgrounds and combine rock, jazz and folk styles to create a unique sound using both traditional tunes and band members’ original compositions. With musicians from Argentina, Italy and the USA as well as Scotland, they blend many musical traditions together to make a fresh kind of Scottish music.
The band have performed at Eden, Piping Live, Mull of Kintyre and Bute Festivals as well as 02 ABC Glasgow and The Royal Highland Show. Eriska was also awarded a place in the final of “Battle Of The Bands” hosted by Hands Up For Trad in May 2018. Most recently, they performed as part of the Gala Concert of the European Championships to audiences in George Square and whilst live-streamed to host city Berlin.
They look forward to the album launch of their new album At The Wrong Gig on the 22nd September at The Flying Duck, Glasgow with support from Josie Duncan.
Artists’ website: https://www.eriska.net/
‘Spidergate’ – live: