Album of The Week -Skerryvore – ‘Live Across Scotland’ 25th July 2020.
Band Members :- Martin Gillespie / Daniel Gillespie / Alex Dalglish / Fraser West / Craig Espie / Jodie Bremaneson / Alan Scobie / Colin Brittain / Scott Wood
Listen in at 12pm on Sat 25 July when Auntie Liz will be in conversation with Craig Espie about the album.
In their 15 th year on the road, Skerryvore are celebrating with their much anticipated live album ‘ Live Across Scotland’ – released on 10 th July , the nearest you will get to going to their concerts , celebrating just a few of the gigs they have performed at. This magic new album transports you to 15 live gigs – celebrating 15 years , bringing them into your livingroom. So while you still unable to go out and see them, take them home with you and support the artists by purchasing this most excellent album.
‘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 10 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’ – had successfully been and gone, that evolutionary development had added BBC young traditional musician of the year finalist Scott Wood (pipes and whistles), produced ‘EVO,’ their latest album, and the curtain had 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 traditional music, with a growing fanbase worldwide and with the promise of much more to come. 2020 marks the 15th Anniversary of the band, with the release of ‘Live Across Scotland’
Tracks for ‘Live Across Scotland
- Trip To Modera – LIVE IN EDINBURGH
- Can You Hear Us? – LIVE ON THE ISLE OF SKYE
- Happy To Be Home – LIVE IN KILLIN
- The Ginger Grouse Jigs – LIVE IN INVERNESS
- At The End Of The Line – LIVE IN FORFAR
- The Showman – LIVE IN DARVEL
- Hold On – LIVE IN GLASGOW
- Soraidh Slàn & The Rise – LIVE IN FORT WILLIAM
- The last time LIVE IN STIRLING
- Waiting On The Sun – LIVE IN SELKIRK
- Live Forever – LIVE IN INVERNESS
- Take My Hand – LIVE IN DUNOON
- Put Your Hands Up – LIVE IN INVERNESS
- The Rut – LIVE IN INVERNESS
- Path To Home – LIVE IN ABERDEEN#
West Coast Life 2005
On The Road 2007
World of Chances 2012
Chasing the Sun 2014
As well as a NHS Charity Single ‘Everyday Heros’