Skerryvore entered 2017 having, once again, been recognised as the ‘Live Act of the Year 2016’ at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards, an award they previously won in 2011.
The band – Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and recent addition Scott Wood (bagpipes) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the Rest of the UK, but also worldwide. All members bring their own musical style to the Skerryvore mix. The more they have experimented, the more the band and their signature sound has evolved. This is evident in the progression across the six albums released since 2005.
When not touring the different corners of the globe, the band can be found performing relentlessly, contributing to projects by Live Music Now (LMN), The Royal Blind School, Artlink Central and HMP Cornton Vale, as well as special needs and mainstream schools throughout the UK, and have featured in a recent VisitScotland TV commercial aimed at international audiences.