Elephant Sessions

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August 14 @ 8:00 pm $20

“These Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés. WE LOVE THEM.”
–Rolling Stone Magazine
Elephant Sessions

Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Elephant Sessions formed in 2012. Comprised of Euan Smillie (fiddle), Alasdair Taylor (mandolin), Calum MacQuarrie (bass) and Greg Barry (drums, samples), they are winners of the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards “Album of the Year” 2022 & 2017, and “Live Act of the Year” 2018.

Creating a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum heavy backline, their music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica resulting in a new and exciting sound. Gigging extensively around the UK, they swiftly built a fan base and went on to release their debut album The Elusive Highland Beauty in 2014 to critical acclaim. This album and its subsequent tours and festival appearances saw the band winning the Best Up and Coming Act category at the BBC Alba Trad Music awards in 2014. Already renowned for their breath-taking live shows the band began to gain success not just within the U.K but also found themselves beginning to perform at some of the most prestigious European Festivals. Since then, the band have made live appearances at some of the most notable venues and festivals across the U.K, Europe and Australia, including Glastonbury, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Colours of Ostrava and multiple headline sell-outs at Celtic Connections.


August 14 2024
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7:30 PM
Show Starts:
8:00 pm
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The Ark
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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(734) 761-1818
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