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Published on 02 February 2017
Event date: 07/05/2017 19:00 - 23:00 Export event
Skerryvore entered 2017 having, once again, been recognised as the ‘Live Act of the Year 2016’ at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards, an award they previously won in 2011.
The 7 piece band - Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the Rest of the UK, but also worldwide. The 2015 ‘Decade World Tour’ was launched with a sell-out 6000 capacity concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban and then took in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and USA, as well as UK gigs stretching from Shetland to the South of England. Skerryvore returned to USA in August 2016 for a 7 week, coast to coast tour – their longest yet!
All 7 members bring their own musical style to the Skerryvore mix. The more they have experimented with this mix, the more the band and their signature sound has evolved. This is evident in the progression across the 6 albums released since 2005.
When not touring the different corners of the globe, the band can still be found performing relentlessly, contributing to projects by Live Music Now (LMN), The Royal Blind School, Artlink Central and HMP Cornton Vale, as well as special needs and mainstream schools throughout the UK. They also featured in a recent VisitScotland TV commercial aimed at international audiences.
Following on from the 6000 sell out success of their 2015 ‘Decade’ event, ‘Skerryvore’s Oban Live’ launched as a two day event in May 2016, and returns on 2nd/3rd June 2017, with a new album to follow in summer 2017.
"One of Scotland's finest musical exports, one of the best live bands we've ever booked"
Peter Chegwyn, Wickham Festival
"Skerryvore have crafted a world beating fusion, which takes pride in their heritage and above all else is a pure joy to listen to.”
Folk Radio UK
“The Sound of Young Scots Power Folk – a belting live act” : Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Live video links:
NEW ALBUM PROMO (Live Forever Live): https://youtu.be/py9OgtLtykU
GOOD TO GO (Live from Decade Concert): https://youtu.be/sFKIJcreHNs
ROCKET TO THE MOON (Live): https://youtu.be/7a5KIfsDTLc
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