Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana, with blazing bagpipes, fiddle and accordions, electrically fused with funky rhythms and soul-gripping songs.
With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerising voice of singer Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Hebridean Isle of Tiree to International tours and performances in New York’s Central Park, The Ryder Cup in Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China.
From their earlier ‘West Coast Ceilidh’ days, the band have developed world, country and many other influences, however the traditional Celtic roots and composition remain.
For their self-titled third album, released in 2010, Skerryvore retained their instrumentation of accordion, pipes, whistle, fiddle, guitar, bass and drums, and added keyboards to the mix. Comprised of the band’s own songs and a couple of rearrangements of traditional tunes, the album received a considerable amount of critical acclaim and earned awards including Scottish New Music Awards’ ‘Album of the Year’ and, for Alec Dalglish, ‘Frankie Miller Songwriter of the Year’.
Since then, Skerryvore have gripped audiences across the world and have been the highlight of many top International festivals: “This is the real thing, as wild and beautiful as the island they come from” (Donald Shaw, Artistic Director Celtic Connections Festival). Their single ‘Live Forever’ hit No.1 in the iTunes World Music chart and provided the soundtrack for the Scottish tourism promotional campaign ‘Wild About Argyll’ in 2017.
2018 sees the release of Skerryvore’s 6th studio album ‘Evo’, accompanied by a global tour that includes The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Monday 19 November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20, contact The Apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information or to book.
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