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 – they were to win it 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 fanbase worldwide and with the promise of much more to come.

“Skerryvore have crafted a world beating fusion, which takes pride in their heritage and above all else is a pure joy to listen to.” FOLK RADIO UK

 

“A spectacular mix of traditional Scottish folk music and the most diverse rock elements.” Süddeutsche Zeitung, GERMANY

 

“Skerryvore have evolved to become one of Scotland’s greatest musical exports” WICKHAM FESTIVAL, ENGLAND

 

“See them now before they rocket up into the same musical orbit as the mighty Mumford & Sons!” Falkirk Herald, SCOTLAND

 

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

 

‘Skerryvore are the most promising young band in Scotland today’ – Mick MacNeil, Simple Minds

 

‘Six of the best musical ambassadors Scotland could have ever wished for… a living, breathing, 12-legged party waiting to happen.‘ – The Falkirk Herald

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

For general enquiries about the band contact:

Email: info@skerryvore.com

Tel: (+44) 0782 333 7710

Mail: SKERRYVORE OFFICE

19 Carbeth Road, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 7PR

PRESS & MEDIA

For Scottish Press & Media

Contact: Bob Buchan PR

Email: bob.buchan@btinternet.com

Phone: +44 (0) 777 3331663

 

For English & Welsh Press & Media

Contact: Jane Brace PR

Email: Janebrace1@btinternet.com

Phone: +44 (0) 1243 789554

 

For North American Press & Media

Contact: Hunter Scot / LaFamos PR

Email: hunter@lafamos.com

 

REST OF WORLD

Contact:  Peter West

Email: info@skerryvore.com

Phone: +44 (0) 7823 337710

ENGLAND & WALES

STRADA MUSIC

Leila Cooper // Strada

Tel:  01377 219903 / 07810 831317

Email:  leila.cooper@stradamusic.com

Web:  www.stradamusic.com

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA

BARRY STEWART – CONCERTS AND TOURS

Barry Stewart

Tel: +49 30 50340409 / +49 163 9755705

Email: baz100@mac.com

Web: www.barrystewart-concertsandtours.com

USA & CANADA

SRO ARTISTS, INC.

AnneMarie Martins // SRO

Tel: (608)664-8160

Email: amartins@sroartists.com

Web: http://sroartists.com/skerryvore/

SCANDINAVIA

BUKS INTERNATIONAL

Thomas H Hansen

Tel: +45  6179 1701

Email: buks@buksbooking.com

SPAIN & PORTUGAL

ACTOS MANAGEMENT S.L

Mr Marcos Valles

Tel: +34 984 10 49 23

Email: actosmanagement@gmail.com

Web: www.actosproducciones.com

THE NETHERLANDS

TORNADO CONCERTS

Arnold Wegner

Tel: +31 (0)20 6 275 875

Email: arnold@tornadoconcerts.com

Web: http://tornadoconcerts.com

ITALY

GEO MUSIC

Mr Gigi Brescianni

Tel: +39 035 732005

Email: info@geomusic.it

Web: www.geomusic.it

ALL OTHER BOOKING ENQUIRIES

Ringingstone Agency

Mr Peter West

Tel: (+44) 0782 333 7710

Email: info@skerryvore.com / bookings@ringingstone.com