Avocet is a Glasgow based trio comprising of Sam Grassie (Guitar, Violin), Iona Zajac (Vocals, Clarsach) and Herbie Loening (Double Bass, Guitar). Taking their name from Bert’s eponymous 1979 album, their music explores the boundaries between trad folk and world blues. Following their win at the DK Celtic Connections Festival they signed to Mink Records in 2017, travelling to the Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam to record their critically acclaimed debut EP “Borrowed Seed.”
They have been busy since, with festival performances and gigs across the country including support for Ralph McTell. With backing from the Bert Jansch Foundation they have released a further single, Cheating Monday, from their forthcoming Album.