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Since 2005, 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.

 

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.  Their 6 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!

 

The band celebrated their 10th birthday in 2015 by launching their own 6000 capacity ‘Decade’ festival, following this up with successful ‘Oban Live’ events over each of the next four years. In 2020, their 15th anniversary event, featuring some of the musicians and friends who have shared part of Skerryvore’s journey, was due be held against the stunning backdrop of Inveraray Castle. During the Covid-19 crisis, which closed down the band’s touring and performing calendar for most of 2020 and well into 2021, Skerryvore explored and developed alternative performance possibilities, including live streaming and virtual performances.

 

The band’s single, ‘Everyday Heroes,’ recorded from home, and aided by a variety of musicians from across the country, reached number one in the official Scottish charts and, so far, has raised several thousands of pounds for NHS staff charities. Also recorded in isolation, their single ‘You and I’ spent seven weeks, in January and February 2021, on BBC Radio 2’s playlist, unheard of for a track from an independent label. ‘Together Again,’ released in July 2021, also made it to Radio 2’s playlist, celebrating the beginnings of a return to meeting up with friends again.

 

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 released in summer 2020, highlights this, as well as giving a hint that there’s still much more to come for Skerryvore’s growing worldwide fanbase. Skerryvore were delighted to return to touring in USA in September 2021, followed by European and English Tours in November 2021 and their Scottish Winter Tour in December 2021.

 

“A great bunch of guys and superb live – really infectious and hard not to get swept up in what they do”

Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, 29.01.20

 

“Interesting band – nice to hear something that’s a bit out of the ordinary in new music. Good to hear something that’s fresh and a little different”

Ken Bruce, BBC Radio 2, 15.01.21

 

“Such a great outfit, don’t want to use the word band – they’re bigger than that”

Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2, 11.02.21

“Such a great outfit, don’t want to use the word band – they’re bigger than that…… brilliant; new music on Radio 2” – Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

 

“Definitely one of the sounds of 2021” – Ken Bruce, BBC Radio 2

 

“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

 

“Tight and polished… can make a thunderously joyful noise.”  – La Crosse Tribune, WISCONSIN

 

“Skerryvore had the crowd on their feet & dancing the whole time. Great guys all and we’d love to have them back anytime.” – KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace (2017), CALIFORNIA

 

“Without any doubt one of the most exciting and talented bands in Celtic music today. No traditional band in Scotland today brings a better blend of energy, musicality and sheer joy to their performances, serving up an amazing range of traditional tunes, well crafted new songs with thoughtful, personal lyrics and melodies that have everyone dancing and singing along. We can’t wait to have them back again.” – MAD Gael Fest (2017), WISCONSIN

 

“These were their best shows we had ever seen them do – the current lineup is really working well and is super high energy.” –  Dublin Irish Fest (2017), OHIO

 

“This was the 4th time in our 13 year history that we hired Skerryvore and I have to say it was certainly their best year. This is hard to say about most groups, but I firmly believe they get better every year they’re together and the addition of Scott Wood is amazing!” La Crosse Irish Fest, WISCONSIN

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 UK Press & Media

Contact: Hannah Innes Communications

Email: hannah@hannahinnes.co.uk

Phone: +44 7790 813 712

 

REST OF WORLD

Contact:  Peter West

Email: info@skerryvore.com

Phone: +44 (0) 7823 337710

ENGLAND & WALES

APEX MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

Leila Cooper

Tel: 01377 310530 / 07810 831317

Email: leila@apexmusic.uk

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA

MAGNETIC MUSIC

Tel: 07121/478605

Email: info@magnetic-music.com

Web: https://www.magnetic-music.com

USA & CANADA

SKYLINE MUSIC

Andrea Sabata

VP, Performing Arts

Tel: 561-790-4843

Email: andrea@skylineonline.com

Web: http://www.skylineonline.com

DENMARK, SWEDEN & NORWAY

WEDOMUSIC.DK

Mr Erik Lodberg

Tel: +45 40986116

Email: erik@wedomusic.dk

Web: https://wedomusic.dk

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
ITALY

GEO MUSIC

Mr Gigi Brescianni

Tel: +39 035 732005

Email: info@geomusic.it

Web: www.geomusic.it

ALL OTHER BOOKING ENQUIRIES

APEX MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

Mr Peter West

Tel: (+44) 0782 333 7710

Email: peter@apexmusic.uk