Bio

Band biography

Man’s Ruin comprise five of Scotland’s leading exponents of experimental folk music. These cross-genre folk rebels have earned international recognition for their soul-twisting interpretations of modern folk and roots music on the contemporary stage.  Whether it be folk, funk, country, rock or electronica they seamlessly blend styles through careful and considered musical craft work.  The resulting effect is a semi-acoustic fireball of funk-flavoured folk.

The bright and tight groove of Man’s Ruin seems to get feet tapping and butts shaking no matter what the age.  No matter what the stage.

Man’s Ruin have performed at Celtic Connections, Insider, Solfest & Big Tent as well as a live session on Mary Ann Kennedy’s Global Gathering. Most recently the band closed the Scots Trad Music Awards in Fort William live on BBC Alba.

With the release of their latest album ’Health and Safety’ their Celtic roots just got a little bit more twisted…

Detailed Bios

Calum Maccrimmon
: voice, pipes, whistle, guitar, bouzouki
Hamish Napier : voice, keyboards, flute, whistle
Innes Watson : voice, guitar, fiddle
James Lindsay : voice, bass
Scott Donald : drums, electronics