A review of Three Blind Wolves at the Hothouse stage at Belladrum 2013 on the 3rd of August.

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Three Blind Wolves had two sets on Saturday, their first being in the Hothouse tent. With a set ranging from the country heavy “Emily Rose” to the more rock focussed “Honey Fire”, you would be forgiven for finding it difficult to restrict Three Blind Wolves’ sound to anything other than the broad term “alternative folk.” The best I could come up with on the day was ‘Mumford and Sons with louder guitars.’

The raw passion behind Ross Clark’s warm vocals backed with harmonious howling from his fellow Wolves, adds to the effect of lyrical ferocity and soulful song-craft already in place. The variety of ages in the tent proved that they don’t have one particular fan base, and easily translate to anyone.

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They worked their way through crowd favourites such as “Parade” and “Farm With A Pulse” which led to a few people starting their own Ceilidh in the middle of the tent – a sight that you would only see at Belladrum.

Ross came forward towards the end of the set, lapping up all the attention and feeding off the reaction their loving fans were giving. This was the band’s first appearance at the festival and they appeared to enjoy it as much as we did.

Photos by Roddy McKenzie, click  to contact the photographer.

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Ever since I could understand it, I have been fascinated by the English language. It connects us, yet is also a key factor in defining us all as individuals. Combining my interest in journalism and my passion for music had always been something of a dream for me. I spent much of my teenage years travelling round the country to go to gigs, then would write up short pieces to be kept in a scrapbook of memories.

Since being given the opportunity to start writing for Inverness Gigs around six months ago, I have developed my skills and passion further. I have interviewed some of Scotland’s up and coming artists, I was part of the team providing extensive coverage of this year’s Belladrum festival, I regularly attend gigs around the local area – helping to provide support to the many high quality bands around, as well as having the opportunity to review some of the higher profile shows.