With a mix of fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music.
Bring any collection of eight of the most competent musicians in their genre on stage and the result is going to be amazing. Over the last fifteen years, Skerryvore have brought their performances to audiences across the globe, from their early days in Scottish west coast halls and bars, to festival crowds in USA, Canada, Australia and throughout the UK and Europe. Picking up Scottish traditional music’s Live Act of the Year twice on the way – in 2011 and again in 2016 – the band’s wide range of influences and talent produce a musically expansive, high energy set that excites and captivates audiences.
Their six studio albums demonstrate the wide range of influences the individual musicians bring to the mix – a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and americana, with even some jazz in there!
Comfortable in the studio though the band are, it’s on the road in front of a live audience that they really come into their own. Their live album, recorded at Scottish venues in late 2019 and due for release in 2020, will highlight this, as well as giving a hint that there’s much more to come for Skerryvore’s growing worldwide fanbase.
“A great bunch of guys and superb live – really infectious and it’s hard not to get swept up in what they do.”Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, 29.01.20