Skerryvore at The Convent
Saturday 11th March
- Venue/Location: The Convent, South Woodchester,
- Doors: 20:00 till 23:00
- Min Age: No age restrictions
'This is the real thing, as wild and beautiful as the island they come from” Donald Shaw, Artistic Director Celtic Connections Festival.
Who's Going to This?
Lineup and Details for Skerryvore
After a year of tenth anniversary, ‘Decade’ celebrations in 2015, Skerryvore burst into 2016 with their latest ‘Celtic Connections’ sell out gig in Glasgow. 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.
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:
West Coast Life (2005)
On the Road (2007)
Skerryvore (2010) – SNMA Record of the year 2011
World of Chances (2012)
Chasing the Sun (2014) –
‘This is their most complete and mature album to date…’ (Phil Brown, BBC Radio Lancashire)
‘The sound of Young Scots Power Folk.’(Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2)
…and in 2015 ‘Decade,’ a mix of live recordings, live studio sessions and a single ‘Happy to be Home’ featuring Sharon Shannon.
‘All in all a cracking album…giving a fair cross section of their past triumphs – and pointing us all in the direction where they are focussed on hurtling.’ (Grem Devlin, Living Tradition Magazine)
‘The album includes the single ‘Happy to be Home’ which…is the stand-out track on a magnificent album.’ (Graham Hobbs, Shire Folk)
‘This life enhancing celebration of the first ten years in Skerryvore's eclectic musical journey serves up an invigorating blend of new studio recordings and live tracks …and newcomers to their feel good fusion of rock, pop and traditional music would be well advised to lend an ear.’ (Keith Bryan’s Record Reviews.)
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 ‘Decade’ event, ‘Skerryvore’s Oban Live’ will launch as a two day event in May 2016.
MEMBERS ARE FREE
The Convent, Convent Lane
Phone: 01453 835138
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