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 and they are due at The Apex, later this month.
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’.
2018 sees the release of Skerryvore’s sixth studio album ‘Evo’, accompanied by a global tour that includes The Apex on Monday, November 19.
Tickets are £20, contact The Apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information or to book.