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Sunday 10th November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

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GIG DIARY

Skerryvore

Sunday 10th November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets  
Full £18
U25s  £10

Box Office:   01227 769075  
Book by Email HERE
Book Online HERE


SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.


Take two brothers, Daniel (Accordion) and Martin Gillespie (pipes, whistles and accordion), steeped in the Scottish west coast ceilidh tradition on the Isle of Tiree, and add in friends Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals), with a background in brass bands, wind bands, jazz bands, and with blues, folk and country influences, and you have the 2005, embryonic Skerryvore.

Fast forward 10 years, add Craig Espie (fiddle) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass), bring in your album producer Alan Scobie on Keyboards and mix in the Glasgow music scene – from University Applied Music courses and Traditional Music courses at the Royal Conservatoire to sell out gigs at O2 ABC – and you have a band that has already won Scottish Traditional music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ in 2011 and again in 2016 – and who, rightly, celebrated their decade by launching their own 6000 capacity festival.

By the time the 2019 version of that festival – now christened ‘Oban Live’ – comes around, that evolutionary development will have added BBC young traditional musician of the year finalist Scott Wood (pipes and whistles), produced ‘EVO,’ their latest album, and the curtain will have fallen on their EVO world tour which took their high energy, musically expansive set not just throughout UK and Europe, but also to USA, Canada and Australia.

Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music, with a growing fan base worldwide and with the promise of much more to come.

‘The sound of Young Scots Power Folk.’
Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2

‘Chasing The Sun is a brilliantly realised, polished and accessible piece of work.’
Rob Fearnley, FATEA Magazine Website

Folk in the Barn says - Skerryvore are such a feel-good band. They went down a storm last time they came. People flew from the US just to see them,  and couldn't believe there were empty seats. This time Canterbury we need to sell this out, we're relying on you!  An empty seat is a waste of space when someone could be having the kind of fun that Skerryvore provide. 

www.skerryvore.com

- Date Added 08/05/2019