Gilded Balloon Basement

Rootsbase: Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy

A new live music club - dedicated to presenting the very best in folk, trad and roots-based!

Fine exponents of Scotland's most ancient and contemporary instruments, the Clarsach (Scottish harp) and acoustic guitar, trad duo Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy personify a special chemistry; a subtle yin-yang between spine-tingling clarity and virtuosic drive, the perfect synthesis of the modern and the traditional.

As individual award-nominated musicians, their inspiration spreads far and wide across the globe, having racked up performances throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, and sell-out shows at the Celtic Connections festival. Hair stands at the forefront in today's Celtic harp revival and is unique in placing Scotland's oldest instrument at the helm of her music, performing, teaching and promoting it worldwide.

As a pairing, they tailor each performance to the needs of their audience, no corner will go untouched by their rootsy charm. With a back catalogue of both solo and band projects, their eagerly waited debut duo album is out soon.