Back Of The Moon
Back of the Moon are a traditional Scottish folk band, with both new and traditional tunes and songs cast in fresh modern sounding arrangements. Since forming in 2000, the band have rapidly gained a reputation for their dynamic live performances, touring annually throughout the UK, Canada, USA and eight different European Countries. Back of the Moon create their giant acoustic sound through a tightly woven frontline of Scottish border pipes and fiddle, an intimate pairing of low whistle and flute, the distinctive rhythmic force of their guitar/piano rhythm combo, at times augmented by bodhran and Cape Breton Stepdancing, and awesome three-part vocal harmonies in their Scottish songs - in which each unique singer takes the lead. 2005 saw them win 'Best Folk Band' at the Scottish Trad Music Awards, having received "Best Up and Coming Act" at the awards back in 2003 and "Best Celtic Group" at Lorient Interceltic Festival 2003.
"...thoughtfully passed repertoire, with tune sets both power-packed and reflective...recent recruit Ali Hutton's whistle, pipes and bodhran have brought a real fillip..."
The Herald, Back of the Moon at the Arches, Celtic Connections 2005.
"...In under five years, Back of the Moon have gone from a fledgling quartet to Best Folk Band in the 2005 Scots Trad Music Awards. All aspects of their trad-based songs 'n' tunes blend continue to mature apace..."
"Leading the next generation of great Scottish Trad Bands."
Colin Hynd, Director of Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival.