Six passionate musicians with a love for raw, honest and spontaneous folk music, always raising the bar to ensure that both audience and band will go home satisfied after every gig…
The last ten years Scrum have played several festivals outside the Netherlands and Scrum have turned out to be one of the highlights of the annual Skagen Festival in Denmark. And the enthusiasm of both band and audience as well as the fan-base keep on growing and expanding… In 2014 SCRUM celebrate their tenth anniversary with their own festival: Fields of Folk.
In the spring of 2015 lead singer Skottie hands over the microfoon to Léon. At that time several festivals in the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway have been confirmed.
In April 2004 Scrum was born. A live EP was released that same year. After many festival appearances the band released their debut studio album Pro Libertate by the end of 2006. The song Drunk Again reached a Top 100 single charts position. In 2008 the band made their way to Scotland, to find what would be the base for the acoustic career of the band. In the same year, an acoustic live EP, simply called Live Acoustic was recorded during a gig, opening for The Dubliners. A large number of festivals in the Netherlands and abroad was added to the touring list. In 2010 the band released their second studio album, Killing Time. By that time the band are successful in theaters throughout the Netherlands with their show called A Night at the Pub, resulting in the release of a live DVDas well as their very own single malt scotch whisky Fior Càirdeas.
SCRUM are (left to right): Robin (guitar), Oscar (drums), Corne (violin, banjo, mandolin), Léon (vocals), Fred (bagpipes, tin whistle) and Marco (bass).