New album tour 21-24 March and 16-19 & 23-27 May 2019.


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Nominated ‘Folk Band of the Year’ – Scots Trad Awards 2016

RANT is the meeting of 4 of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 for Best Traditional track, they tour their unique brand of ‘chamber-folk’ far and wide.

Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and Anna Massie join forces to create a sound which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player. Using just  their  fiddles,  they  weave  a  tapestry  of  melodies,  textures,  layers  and  sounds. Known for their work as soloists and with various bands, this is a celebration of the instrument they all have a passion for.

Since the release of their debut album ‘RANT’ in 2013 which won them critical  acclaim in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across  all  the Edinburgh Festivals, the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie  Fowlis on her album ‘Gach Sgeul’. Their latest release ‘Reverie’ saw them continue this song strand, collaborating with Fowlis once more, and for the first time, Scots singer Ewan McLennan.

They have recently launched a major youth project ‘RANT 4/4 – A Project for Projection’ and will release a third album in 2019.

“An irresistible journey through reels, strathspeys and jigs” Songlines 

“This is dignified, deep and profound music.” fRoots 

“Sheer class”***** The Herald, Celtic Connections 2016 Review.


Tour Dates

21/03/2019Dunoon Burgh HallDUNOON
22/03/2019Helmsley Arts CentreYORK
25/03/2019Soundhouse at the Traverse TheatreEDINBURGH
17/05/2019Universal Hall Arts CentreFINDHORN
19/05/2019Topsham Folk ClubTOPSHAM
25/05/2019The WithamBARNARD CASTLE