Skerryvore, recognised as ‘Live Act of the Year 2016’ at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards, has returned from a back to back tour of the USA and will be performing tonight (Friday 24 November) at Horsham’s Capitol Theatre.
The band started as a four piece with their roots on the tiny Hebridean island of Tiree. Fraser and Alec Dalglish, who are both from Livingston in West Lothian met Tiree brothers Daniel & Martin Gillespie while on holiday there. They take their name from ‘Skerryvore,’ the tallest lighthouse in UK which lies 12 miles south-west of the island of Tiree.
All 8 members bring their own musical style to the Skerryvore mix. The more they have experimented with this mix, the more the band and their signature sound has evolved. Their earlier work was ‘West Coast Ceilidh’ inspired, with Celtic influences which have remained present in all their work.
As the band have developed, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Cajun and country influences have all emerged, but the traditional Celtic roots and instrumentation have remained.
Catch Skerryvore tonight, for an evening you won’t forget!
Performance: Friday 24 November, 7.30pm, Capitol Theatre. Tickets: £18, available from the Capitol Box Office: 01403 750220 or online: www.thecapitolhorsham.com