Forging the sound of the New Tradition, Dàimh are West Highland Music’s proudest exponents. Dàimh, the Gaelic word for Connection, perfectly describes the electrifying musical interplay between the individual band members and portrays the interaction with audiences attending their breath-taking live shows around the world. It also translates as the connection to the deep musical well from which they draw their inspiration. On the Scottish music scene the name Dàimh has come to represent a sound of a time and place a musical integrity that many strive to emulate. Formed over 20 years ago the band have embodied the current wave of resurgence in Gaelic culture; the current line up includes younger musicians that have progressed through the thriving Feisean movement and Gaelic medium education system and joined the 3 remaining founding members to continue the cycle of the tradition. Recent achievements include receiving the MG ALBA Folk Band of the Year Award in 2015 and 2018 and passing the halfway mark on their career ambition of performing on every populated Scottish Island.
Ævestaden is long psalms, modern texts, pop songs, and a soundscape that is not afraid of the clear, dirty, electronic, or traditional. Ævestaden recently released their second full-length album Solen var bättre där on the record label Supertraditional. The band just received the Edvard Award in the category “Lyrics”. The Swedish-Norwegian trio made their debut with the album Ingen Mere Gråter on Heilo, Grappa in 2021. For this album, they won the Folkelarmprisen in the open class. They were nominated in the Europe category in Songlines music magazine in 2023 for the same album. Ævestaden has performed at events such as By:Larm, Førdefestivalen, VillVillVest, Festspillene i Bergen, Festspillene i Nord-Norge and Midgardsblot. The trio is currently recipients of the NOPA scholarship for 2022 and has been featured on national television in the TV program NRK Scenen.