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Music - Bands, Sun 7 May 2017

Skerryvore

Skerryvore

Address

Peter Street,
Carlisle,
CA3 8QP

Details

Skerryvore entered 2017 having, once again, been recognised as the ‘Live Act of the Year 2016’ at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards, an award they previously won in 2011.

The 7 piece band - Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the Rest of the UK, but also worldwide. The 2015 ‘Decade World Tour’ was launched with a sell-out 6000 capacity concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban and then took in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and USA, as well as UK gigs stretching from Shetland to the South of England. Skerryvore returned to USA in August 2016 for a 7 week, coast to coast tour – their longest yet!

All 7 members bring their own musical style to the Skerryvore mix. The more they have experimented with this mix, the more the band and their signature sound has evolved. This is evident in the progression across the 6 albums released since 2005.

When not touring the different corners of the globe, the band can still be found performing relentlessly, contributing to projects by Live Music Now (LMN), The Royal Blind School, Artlink Central and HMP Cornton Vale, as well as special needs and mainstream schools throughout the UK. They also featured in a recent VisitScotland TV commercial aimed at international audiences.

Following on from the 6000 sell out success of their 2015 ‘Decade’ event, ‘Skerryvore’s Oban Live’ launched as a two day event in May 2016, and returns on 2nd/3rd June 2017, with a new album to follow in summer 2017.

"One of Scotland's finest musical exports, one of the best live bands we've ever booked" Peter Chegwyn, Wickham Festival

"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

“The Sound of Young Scots Power Folk – a belting live act” : Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 7 May 2017
Doors open 19:00.

Prices

Tickets £15 available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596) or via the Old Fire Station website (online tickets subject to a booking fee).

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NY 400561  Lat: 54.89674 Long: -2.93612

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Carlisle station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality