Kodiak Arts Council
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30 pm; Concert begins at 7:00
Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and pop that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the band members who each hail from different regions of Scotland.
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 15 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 folk-pop music, with a growing fanbase worldwide (3.3 Million streams to-date) and and with the promise of much more to come.
What to expect
Masks are encouraged, but not required.
We will not be limiting seating capacity. Audience members can expect to sit directly adjacent to other parties.
Please stay home if you feel sick or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Our flexible refund policy allows for ticket refunds for any reason up to 24 hours in advance of the concert. We will honor and issue refunds up to the concert start for those who have symptoms or otherwise feel unwell.