When: Thursday, May 21st 2009, Start Time: 20:00


One of the most inventive folk bands of this generation return with highly anticipated new album to the Stables at Cromarty. LAU are a formidable trio of three of the finest & most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Britain today. Their now infamous live shows are a must-see experience with an energy and musicianship which is spellbinding. They will be performing sets from their new album, 'Arc Light'.

This is their highly anticipated second album from the twice winners of BEST GROUP at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, released March 30th 09 on Navigator Records The follow up to their hit debut, ‘Lightweights and Gentlemen’, ‘Arc Light’ is Lau at their very best. It’s a collection of both traditional and self-penned songs which highlight their unique take on folk music. Highly regarded musicians in their own right, the combined talents of Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke make for a fantastic and all-conquering trio. It is no surprise they were once again triumphant at this year’s BBC Folk Awards. Their stratospheric rise seems set to continue as a crammed touring season in 2009 takes Lau’s ferociously impressive live show around the world again.

Lau employ rising, epic song structures not usually associated with Folk music and more akin to those on the leftfield of rock and jazz. The new album sees Kris Drever debut some of his own songs for the first time including the new radio single ‘Wintermoon’ and there is a special Mojo commissioned Beatles cover as a bonus track on the first pressing of Arc Light.

‘Creative and genre bursting’
**** The Scotsman

'A combined sense of style, adventure and fun that turns the album into an utter corker'

‘Lau are so special’ **** The Guardian

'…quite frankly the best band in the world right now'. Channel 4 Music

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19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


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