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.
Double BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards nominees, the young quartet have garnered a loyal following with their high-spirited, forward-thinking take on traditional music coupled with the unique warmth of their live shows. With just an average age of 22, Gnoss already have two back-to-back sellout appearances at Glasgow’s world-famous Celtic Connections festival – in 2019 as hosts and musical directors of Orkney Folk: The Gathering, then at their headline debut the following year.
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 11-track album brought Gnoss to audiences across France, Italy, Denmark, and Russia, not to mention the length and breadth of the UK, leaving them spellbound in their wake.
With a highly anticipated sophomore album on the horizon, Gnoss’ dedication to their craft places them firmly at the fore of what’s happening in Scottish folk.