A BAND said to have 'transformed traditional music' is performing in Cumbria.

Elephant Sessions, which was formed 10 years ago, will be performing at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

The band scooped the coveted BBC MG Alba Album of the Year for ‘All We Have is Now’ and was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award shortly after.

In 2018, the band also picked up the Live Act of the Year award at the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards and received a nomination for 'Best Group' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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The group will be performing on Friday, May 20, when their UK tour begins off the back of the group's successful tour of Australia. 

Band member Alasdair Taylor said the group are excited to get out and tour the UK, especially after the last few years. He said: "I can't put it into words, just getting back out it's that adrenaline rush."

This will be the first time the band has performed in Kendal. On what he loves about being out on tour, Alasdair said: "I love going out, meeting new people and seeing new places, it's that feeling of every day is going to be totally different.

"The whole thing is great fun, it's all I ever wanted to do from a young age and it doesn't disappoint."

The band hails from the Highlands of Scotland and was formed after a group of friends shared their fondness for music and since has 'snowballed' from there.

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Elephant Sessions finished recording their fourth album one month ago. Alasdair said: "We are going to be playing music from our new album, so some of which has never been played live yet.

"If someone has seen us before we will be playing stuff that they know and stuff that they have never heard. We are excited to see how people react to the new material."

Tickets for the show cost £15.50 which can be purchased here on the Brewery Arts website.