Scottish folk quartet Malinky play their first gig in The Cobblestone this April.
Since forming out of the Edinburgh session scene of the late ’90s Malinky has, for the past 15 years, been the leading group focusing on traditional Scots song. With four acclaimed albums under their belt and an extensive tour roster across the globe, Malinky has become one of the most distinctive and accomplished bands on the Scottish folk scene. 2015 finds the band emerging refreshed and renewed from an enforced touring and recording hiatus in recent years with their highly anticipated new release, Far Better Days.
Folk Band of the Year in 2010’s Scots Trad Music Awards, Malinky’s hallmark song-based repertoire is performed by three superb lead vocalists and arrayed with tastefully inventive instrumentation, uniting seasoned maturity with sparkling freshness. With two folklore and traditional music graduates amongst their ranks, Malinky combine a deep knowledge of tradition with a subtly creative approach, described by Scotland on Sunday as “one of the most imaginative of Scots-language bands”, breathing new life into centuries-old ballads from Scotland’s north-east, alongside original song-writing and tunes.