Who are Zetor in The KailYard....
they can often be found in the summer months touring the highlands of Scotland, playing to crowds of locals and tourists alike....their music frequently telling stories of people who are themselves on the move...the inspiration for their music comes from bringing the past into the present, singing songs from yesterday that still resonate today. meet two multi-instrumentalists passionate about both the music they play and the world they live in.
Zetor in the kailyard's exhilarating live performance combines music technology and acoustic instruments...their live loops create colour, texture and a full sound, drawing on many different styles of music from punk to traditional, and inspired by dance music from all over the world, whilst at the heart of it is the traditional music of the British Isles that they know and love…
"Zetor in the Kailyard were a revelation. With their rich layers of rhythm and multi instrumental prowess, they created an energetic and innovative fusion of bang-up-to-date trad folk and timeless dance music."
James bar bowen, festival director, scottish anarcho folkfest
photo Craig Cantwell
photo Chaz Stewart
zetor in the kailyard evolved when kate badcock and roddy johnston began playing together in pubs around scotland in 2012. the bands sound grew as they began to explore the possibilities of including music technology, primarily through the use of looping to enhance their performance and give them a greater sound pallet to play around with. the band was launched in 2014, and since then they have played to audiences across scotland, touring regularly in europe and england. in 2017 they made their debut appearance at belladrum festival, whilst their debut album, "collateral" was recorded in the winter of 2016.
the angus based folk duo features roddy johnston on fiddle, pipes, vocals, guitar, cahon and loop pedal, and kate badcock on flute,sax,and backing vocals.