Ian Carr & The Various Artists


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Widely considered to be among the best and most original guitarists of his generation, Ian Carr has been side person of choice for many acclaimed artists in the folk music world – including  Kate Rusby, Kris Drever, Eddi Reader, and John McCusker.

Following on from his critically acclaimed album Who He?, released in 2015, February 2020 saw the release of I Like Your Taste In Music, the latest episode of his intriguing adventures as bandleader/ composer with his powerhouse Scottish/Swedish avant-folk five-piece, The Various Artists.


The band has been performing together for roughly five years, demonstrating an impressive ability to swing deeply at tempos from slow waltz to frenzied reel, with Ian leading the audience through the tunes  and songs with his captivating story telling.

They bring their unique and joyful sound to the UK this November in the I Like Your Taste in Music Tour from 14 to 22 November 2020.

 rich and rousing listening The Scotsman

The album is actually a very thoughtful fusion of Swedish traditional styles with Celtic flavourings…   Ian’s band is highly accomplished, a very necessary asset in view of the complexity of most of the tunes…  this is a band not to be missed. at the barrier.com

Is there really a better function for music, than to touch you, intrigue you, impress you and to make you smile all at the same time? Northern Sky

A bold rhythmic innovator, a master of harmony, and diamond fingered melody maker, he’s a one-off. fRoots

Ian Carr and The Various Artists lineup:

Ian Carr – guitar
Maria Jonsson – Viola d’Amore
Laura Wilkie – Violin
Thomas Gibbs – Piano/harmonium
Staffan Lindfors – double bass

Everybody sings!

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