Rallion are a four piece contemporary folk group, hailing from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perthshire. Their unique sound is based around the double fiddle powerhouse of Fiona Cuthill and Andrew Lyons, the voice of Marieke McBean and the virtuoso guitar and bouzouki playing of Steve Lawrence.
In 2006 they released their first album 'For No-one and Everyone' to very favourable reviews. Their second album 'One for Sorrow' has just been released. 'This latest release perfectly exhibits the multi-instrumental talents of the band, with Dutch-born singer Marieke McBean proving quite splendid at sounding genuinely local', according to The Bluesbunny Independent Music Review. In his music blog, Mike Wilson said: 'this bold and vibrant collection leaves a truly indelible impression from the very first listen.'
Formed some 7 years ago out of the thriving Edinburgh session scene, the current line up has been together since their debut appearance at the Gigha festival in 2005 and has gone on to perform at many prestigious festivals and venues in
Forli - Italy,
Ontario - Canada, Jersey - Channel Islands, Dinas Mawddwy - Wales. In Scotland - Belhaven Best Dunbar Traditional Music Festival, Colonsay, Girvan, Innerleithen, Partick, Sound of Rum and Stonehaven Folk Festivals.
2010 sees the band continue to raise its profile with several scheduled appearances abroad as well as continuing to perform widely in the UK.