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Festival Ceilidh - The Gallivanters & Norrie MacIvor

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Saturday 25th May 2013

Perth Concert Hall, 20:00

This event was part of the 2013 Festival Programme.

The Gallivanters are a five piece Ceilidh Band based in Perthshire comprising both accordion, double bass, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and whistles. The combination of instruments gives a bright and vibrant yet traditional sound.

They play a variety of Scottish and Irish tunes for dancing as well as singing Scottish, Irish and Country.They also call and show the dances.

As well as playing in the band, some of the members present programmes on local radio, play in other bands, run tutoring classes in guitar and accordion and act as promoters for other musicians.

Norrie MacIvor of Manran will play a set at the interval.

Norrie “Tago” MacIver, comes from Carloway in the Isle of Lewis and is currently living in Glasgow after graduating from the RSAMD. When he was 15 he attended the National centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, were he was taught by Blair Douglas and Jack Evans. From 2005 to 2011 Norrie was the lead singer of Bodega who became Scottish Folk Band of the Year in 2009 and who also won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2006. He has played at festivals all over the country such as Celtic Connections and the Hebridean Celtic Festival and has toured extensively in Europe. Norrie has recorded albums with both Bodega and Na Seoid and has appeared as a guest musician on the latest Skipinnish, Julie Fowlis, Rachel Walker and Daimh Albums. Norrie also performs with a beat boxer from Edinburgh, Ruari Sutherland, and have played in venues in and around Glasgow. This is a combination of Gaelic Puirt a Beul and human beat boxing which has never been done before and they supported “Naturally 7” at their gig at Celtic Connections in 2009 in ABC.

 

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