Balter are a contemporary folk quartet who have emerged from the music scene in Newcastle. Breaking free from traditional forms, Balter create through composed sets of traditional and original melodies and songs. The interplay between two fiddles, mandolin and accordion explores new textures and harmonic possibilities; gelled together with intricate arrangements.
Since forming in 2015, Balter have toured the UK and performed at festivals such as Beverley Folk Festival and Rauland Internasjonale Vinterfestival (Norway). They were finalists in Hands Up for Trad’s Battle of the Folk Bands, and received a Highly Recommended award at the Danny Kyle open stage at Celtic Connections.