The Routes Quartet are an innovative and original band based in Glasgow. Our debut album 'Windrose' is due for release in June 2017. This greatly anticipated album has been produced by none other than highly acclaimed Fiddle player Patsy Reid.
The Routes Quartet are an exquisite blend of the folk and classical traditions, featuring evocative arrangements of folk tunes and stunning original compositions. The Routes Quartet are made up of the classic string quartet instrumentation of Cello, Viola, and two Fiddles. The sound is a charming concoction of Scottish, Irish and English traditional music as well as their own deftness for the art of composing.
The string quartet instrumentation is well established in other genres but is entirely new to the folk scene. Routes set out to arrange and explore the vast textures, tones and intimate musical qualities that are characteristic of the string quartet, but with a folky, rootsy accent.