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08 Jul 2013 | Celtic Rock

The Court of Equity

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The Court of Equity are a developing group within one of Scotland’s leading folk rock bands, The Picts. They are a laid back acoustic version of The Picts who focus mainly on the works of Robert Burns and other well known traditional and original songs.
The Court of Equity at Lennoxlove House for the Haddington Festival

The Court of Equity at Lennoxlove House for the Haddington Festival

Drawing on more than twenty years of experience in the Scottish music industry The Court of Equity set is made up of tales, poems, instrumentals and songs. The music is passionately performed with original arrangements and compositions.

For festivals the band play a mixture of Burns songs, traditional Scottish, Irish roots, crowd pleasers as well as their original material. Since this band is an acoustic version of The Picts they incorporate many the instrumentals from The Picts set. They also use the bodhran and tribal drums to create a powerful backdrop for the spine-tingling pipes sets and for songs like “Killiecrankie”.

The band perform many of of Burns’s best loved songs as well as pieces less well known: The Deils Awa’ Wi’ the Exciseman, Tibbie Fowler, Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie, My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose, Will ye go to the Indies my Mary, My Bonnie Mary, McPherson’s Farewell, etc…

The Court of Equity often perform as a laid back two or three piece group in intimate settings or as a full on four to six piece band for festivals.

The Court of equity’s two new albums “Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect Vol. 1 & Vol. 2” were officially launched for the homecoming 2014, apart from the band they feature lots of recitations from well known scholars and Burnisians, including a special guest appearance from the former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond.

Short Biography

The Court of Equity have performed at many festivals including The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and recently they have performed a sell out concert at The Brunton Theatre. On a corporate level they have performed for many famous companies including the Microsoft Burns Supper and the Highland Hospice. They have played at many of Scotland’s most exclusive and prestigious venues such as the Edinburgh International Conference centre, Lennoxlove House, Prestonfield House and many more. The Court of Equity twice played at the International Robert Burns Conference in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow and played at Wellwood House, Irvine at an event held in honour of the late G Ross Roy, who was widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on Robert Burns. The Court of equity singer Douglas M Hunter is also the author of “Hunters’ Illustrated History of the Family, Friends and Contemporaries of Robert Burns”; a book which was acclaimed world-wide by Burns experts for bring a wealth of new light to the works of Robert Burns.  The band’s piper David Murray was the mastermind behind the renovation of Burns’s mother’s grave in Bolton, East Lothian for the year of homecoming.