Ru Pringle – Musician

Tattie Jam

Playing funked up songs and tunes in the Scottish musical tradition, well-known folk duo Tattie Jam formed in 2008 when I met leading Scottish trad cellist Seylan Baxter, who - like me - wanted to try something a little different. The duo developed a busy schedule with extensive radio play, touring in clubs, festivals and other venues throughout the UK and and Europe and in countries as far-flung as Australia and Canada.

The band's innovative and big sound, with both musicians harmonising vocals and continually swapping lead and accompaniment, ensured repeat bookings at many leading venues. Tattie Jam is currently on sabbatical; a return to gigging and workshops has had to be postponed indefinitely due to a combination of Brexit and Covid-19.

The Band's warmly-received CD, Jam, is available by mail order for £10 plus P&P. Send us a message here to order.

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Solo Acoustic

I offer two acts for solo acoustic sets:

Fully Acoustic

This is me with my guitar, foot percussion and the option of didgeridoo and octave mandolin. A mix of my own songwriting and modern reinterpretations of old songs, largely from Scotland. PA available for smaller gigs.

Looped Acoustic

Guitar, percussion, vocals and didgeridoo, using a looper to give the sound of a four-piece band (note: I never use pre-recorded tracks). My own material plus reinterpretations of old songs and tunes. Please note: this requires amplification. PA available for smaller gigs.

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Looper-based, with a heavy, fully electric rock sound. Materials ranges from folk-rock and folk-metal to blues.

Electric and bass guitar sounds with percussion, didgeridoo and harmonised vocals.

A full-on 4-piece band sound for your venue for the price of a solo act.

Available with a compact but powerful PA (excellent QSC speakers) for pub-size venues to small halls.

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Live Music for Events

Need live music?

Perhaps I can supply it. Travel is no problem (though a mileage charge will need to be made for non-local appearances). Why not contact me for details? Examples include:

Burns Night

2 options are available: solo, or with cellist Seylan Baxter. Robert Burns standards, some of his less weil-kent songs, and (on cello) tunes associated with his work.


With cellist Seylan Baxter. We can supply music to walk down the aisle to on cello and guitar (vocals also available), plus uplifting background music for other parts of the ceremony. Why not look at my COMPOSING TO ORDER section if you might like a tune specially composed for, and played at, your wedding?

Corporate, charity & Other Events

With cellist Seylan Baxter. Background music for dinners, meetings, corporate events and so-on.

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