by The Routes Quartet

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £10 GBP  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a lovely case with artwork and photographs by Somhairle Macdonald

    Includes unlimited streaming of Windrose via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      £12 GBP or more 


Night Mouse 04:23
Trinkamp 03:27
Fenham 06:47


'Windrose' is the debut album from The Routes Quartet. Recorded live in St Columba's Chapel, Drimnin Estate on the Morvern peninsula. Routes write and arrange traditional music for two fiddles, viola and cello. The combination of string quartet ensemble with traditional players and music creates a stunning and unique sound with a folky, rootsy accent.

Gráinne Brady – fiddle
Tricia Mullan – fiddle
Emma Tomlinson – viola
Rufus Huggan – cello


released June 19, 2017

All tracks arranged by The Routes Quartet

Produced by The Routes Quartet and Patsy Reid

Recorded live by Keir Long at St. Columba’s Chapel, Drimnin Estate
Mixed by Keir Long at Carrier Waves Studio
Mastered by Gordon Gunn
Photos, artwork and design by Somhairle MacDonald

We would like to express our deep gratitude to Louise and Derek Lewis and everyone at Drimnin Estate for their generosity and hospitality throughout the recording. Special thanks to Patsy and Keir for their energy and creativity. Also to Somhairle for our stunning artwork and photos. Thank you to Greg Lawson, Charlie Stewart, Chris Stout, Marc Clement, Charlie Webster, Ross Couper and Jenn Butterworth for all your help and the latter for the living room rehearsal space! Thank you to Kevin, Mike, Adam, Yaffa and our families for their continuous support. Finally, thank you to Creative Scotland for making this recording possible.

Record Label: Routes Records


all rights reserved



The Routes Quartet Glasgow, UK

The Routes Quartet brings together folk and classical traditions with new arrangements of folk tunes and original compositions. The quartet members bring influences from Scottish, Irish and English traditional music with an aim to arrange and explore the vast textures, tones and intimate musical qualities that is characteristic of a String Quartet with a folky edge. ... more

contact / help

Contact The Routes Quartet

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like The Routes Quartet, you may also like: