May 17, 2022
The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea
The Wedgewood Rooms, 147b Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants, PO4 0JW.
Show Date: Tuesday 17th May 2022
Doors Open: 7.30pm, Show Starts 8.00pm.
Tickets £20 each advance, £24 on the door (if not sold out).
Secure Online Ticket Sales: www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk
Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased at the Wedgwood Rooms Box Office: OPENING TIMES – Thursday & Friday from 3.30pm until 7.00pm (10.00pm on a show day), 12noon – 6.00pm on Saturdays and when the doors open for a Wedge event. Telephone calls and orders are taken from 12noon – 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 12noon – 6.00pm on Saturdays. Box Office: 02392 863911.
ALSO – physical tickets will be available in the following shops: Pie & Vinyl (Castle Rd, Southsea), Southsea Gallery (Albert Rd, Southsea) and Harbour Records (High Street, Emsworth). You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve and pay online.
Foot stomping, hand clapping Celtic Rock! A rock n’ roll Ceilidh! A Runrig of the 21st Century! (Broadway Baby)
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.
“Few would deny that Skerryvore are one of the best live bands on the circuit!” (Folk Radio UK)
“World beating fusion which takes pride in their heritage and above all else is a joy to listen to!” (Folk Radio UK)
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.
“One of Scotland’s greatest musical exports!” (Wickham 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.
“A spectacular mix of traditional Scottish folk music and the most diverse rock elements!”
Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music, with a growing fanbase worldwide and with the promise of much more to come