Gnoss’ signature sound is a rich tapestry of acoustic layers; outstanding musicianship, deep traditional roots and contemporary compositional flair combine to create songs and tunes brimming with character.
Formed by the award-winning Orkney duo of fiddler/mandolinist Graham Rorie and singer-guitarist Aidan Moodie – with Connor Sinclair (flute/whistles) and Craig Baxter (bodhran/stomp) – the Glasgow-based quartet combine livewire instrumental sets with richly stirring song arrangement.
Triple BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards nominees, the quartet have built a loyal following with their high-spirited, forward-thinking take on traditional music coupled with the unique warmth of their live shows – as seen at three consecutive sellout appearances at Glasgow’s world-famous Celtic Connections festival.
Their 2019 release, Drawn From Deep Water, was met with widespread praise (“a refreshing blast” – RnR) for its exemplary interplay, nakedly emotional playing, and well chosen material. The record brought Gnoss to audiences across France, Italy, Denmark, and Russia, not to mention the length and breadth of the UK. Their hotly anticipated follow-up, The Light of the Moon continued to demonstrate Gnoss’ dedication to their craft, and captivated a surge in their online following – with over a million streams in 2022 alone.
With the release of their third album, 2023’s Stretching Skyward, Gnoss reignite their collaboration with producer and engineer, Scott Wood (Skerryvore), further exploring their acoustic rots whilst incorporating new electronic elements. Launch dates included performances across the UK and Europe, including standout appearances at the Orkney Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival and Denmark’s Tonder Festival.