Perth Festival

17th - 26th May 2018
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Festival Fling with Skerryvore with support The Highland Soap Dodgers

Saturday 22nd May 2010

Perth Concert Hall, 20:00

This event was part of the 2010 Festival Programme.

Blazing bagpipes, fiddle and accordions, electrically fused with funky rhythms and soul-gripping songs - Skerryvore are an award winning Scottish band creating a ‘Trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st Century. Skerryvore formed in 2004 on the Isle of Tiree in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. From traditional roots the band has developed both in size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock and funk. With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerising voice of singer Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore have gripped audiences across the world from Chicago to Beijing and have been the highlight of many big festivals, home and abroad, including MagiaCeltica in Italy, Celtic Connections in Scotland, Celtic Crackers in the Netherlands – even a blistering performance at Scotland’s Premier rock festival ‘T in the Park’ in July 2009.

The band had the honour of co-writing and performing the song Hold Your Breath for the BBC Alba television series entitled A'Gharaids. The first live performance of the song was played to a sell-out crowd at Celtic Connections in January 2009.

Skerryvore continue to generate a big following of fans of all ages worldwide. This has seen them achieve album sales of over 10, 000 whilst also being awarded album of the month on the BBC Radio Scotland’s Celtic Connections International Broadcast. 2010 will also see debut performances for the band in Oman, Bahrain and Spain as well as return trips to Holland, Denmark and the USA.