Winners of the 2019 Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music, the most significant prize in Scotland, matched only by the Mercury Prize, Kinnaris Quintet burst onto the scene in 2017 with a unique, highly emotive, energetic, and powerful sound. Comprising three fiddles, mandolin and guitar, their music is euphoric and combines Scottish and Irish traditional music with bluegrass, classical, Scandinavian and Appalachian influences. Kinnaris Quintet produce the perfect concoction, remaining faithful to their traditional roots, whilst delicately pushing the boundaries of tradition, bringing it to the forefront of exciting and modern music. Unable to hide their joy at making music together, they perform with an enthusiasm that is infectious as anyone who has seen them live will attest. Kinnaris Quintet have become the folk band to see, with sell-out shows, appearances at most major folk festivals, and many prestigious music award wins. Each an accomplished musician in their own right, they comprise, Aileen Reid (5 string fiddle, vocals), Fiona MacAskill (fiddle), Laura Wilkie (fiddle), Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocal), Jenn Butterworth (guitar, stomp, vocals).