Treacherous Orchestra

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Treacherous Orchestra
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Background information
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
GenresCeltic fusion, folk rock
Years active2009–present
LabelsReveal Records, Navigator Records
MembersInnes Watson
Adam Sutherland
Fraser Stone
John Somerville
Barry Reid
Martin O’Neill
Kevin O’Neill
Duncan Lyall
Ali Hutton
Éamonn Coyne
Ross Ainslie

Treacherous Orchestra are a Scottish 12-piece Celtic fusion band. The band blends Scottish traditional music with other influences such as folk, rock and punk. Instruments used include bagpipes, accordion, bodhrán, fiddle and tin whistle as well as guitars, bass and drums. The Guardian described them as "a Scottish folk big band, celebrated for their furious live performances and impressive musicianship".[1] They first played together at Celtic Connections in 2009, and were nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year awards in 2015.[2]


The band have released two full-length albums.[3]

  • Origins (2012)
  • Grind (2015)


  1. ^ Denselow, Robin (12 February 2015). "Scottish folk big band let rip". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Treacherous Orchestra: A musical maelstrom". The National. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Discography". Retrieved 6 March 2017.