Lau is a formidable union of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music: Kris Drever (guitar and vocal), Martin Green (piano accordion) and Aidan ORourke (fiddle). Together, their explosive live performances have been generating a major buzz around the UK folk circuit but theirs is now a world-wide party. Lau are the product of a highly creative Edinburgh music scene in which musicians often play with different bands and experiment stylistically. Scottish fiddler ORouke and guitarist Drever teamed up with charismatic Green, a Scotland-based Englishman probably best known for his work with Eliza Carthy. Together, Lau have taken a new approach to the folk scene by writing much of their own material, creating complex and melodic compositions which change as the emphasis shifts between their three instruments; moody or frantic accordion interwoven with driving fiddle and guitar. Tracks: Stewarts / Banks Of Marble / Frank And Flos / Butcher Boy / Sea / The Lang Set / Unquiet Grave / Hinba / Gallowhill
'...huge abilities on guitar and a highly evolved contemporary singing style'.
-- Scotland on Sunday
'..combined sense of musical style, adventure and fun makes them one of the most exciting new acts in recent years'. -- The Telegraph
'Martin Green is as virtuosic as he is entertaining'. -- The Guardian
'O'Rourke underlined the sheer quality available in this band, with marvelous, soft toned articulation and apparently endless reserves of musicality'. -- The Scots Herald