Tarneybackle was formed in the year 2000 in the village of Blackford,
material is mostly from the Scottish tradition and is a blend of strong vocal harmonies with a wide range of instruments.
The trio’s interpretation and presentation of Scots song has brought them praise from reviewers, and a growing
fan base from their extensive live performances and radio work.
Tarneybackle has released six albums to date:
“Tullibardine” (sold out) “Distant
Dreams” "The Diamond”
“Winds of Freedom”, “Looking Out” and "Singing Land"
albums have been broadcast on many radio stations at home and abroad, including Radio Scotland, Radio Tay, Moray Firth Radio,
Two Lochs Radio, KPFZ and Zoomer Radio.
that Tarneybackle has performed at include:- First
ever folk group to perform at the Scottish Parliament, Live broadcast for BBC
Radio Scotland "Reel Blend" St Andrews show and “Take the Floor”, Orkney Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Doune and Dunblane Fling, Duchally Country Hotel Auchterarder - Dalgety Bay Folk Club -
Hootananys Inverness - Royal Hotel Portree – Applecross
Inn – Star Folk Club Glagow Stirling
Folk Club – Plockton Hotel – Corn
Exchange Edinburgh – Falkirk Folk Club – Ardvasar
Hotel – Lade Inn Callander – Old Inn,
Gairloch – Dunfermline Folk Club – Glenisla
Hotel – 2005 and 2006 Drumbeat Festival Drumnadrochit
is infectious” – The Scots Magazine
of the best folk-based acts in Scotland” – Perthshire
“I reverently suggest they be short-listed
for a possible future "Sultans of Trad" award.” – FolkWorld
Orkney Folk Festival Reviews - "Tarneybackle gave a full-sounding and genuine performance.......kept the audience entertained
between songs with humorous banter for good measure."
of traditional and contemporary folk, with strong vocals from John Davidson intensifying the performance.”