Dunoon-Argyll

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  • Blazing bagpipes, fiddle and accordions, electrically fused with funky rhythms and soul-gripping songs -
  • Skerryvore are an award winning Scottish band creating a ‘Trad-rock’ fusion for the 21st Century.
  •  "We may well have found a Runrig for the 21st Century"
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  •                                                                    The Herald, Scotland
  • Skerryvore formed in 2004 on the Isle of Tiree in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. From traditional roots the band have developed both in size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock and funk.
  • With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmirising voice of singer Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore have gripped audiences across the world from Chicago to Beijing and have been the highlight of many big festivals, home and abroad, including MagiaCeltica in Italy, Celtic Connections in Scotland, Celtic Crackers in the Netherlands – even a blistering performance at Scotland’s Premier rock festival ‘T in the Park’ in July 2009.
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  • The band had the honour of co-writing and performing the song 'Hold Your Breath' for the BBC Alba television series entitled ‘A'Gharaids’.
  • The first live performance of the song was played to a sell-out crowd at Celtic Connections in January 2009.
  • When not touring the world, Skerryvore are heavily involved with the charitable organisation Live Music Now (LMN).
  • This collaboration has seen the band participate in performances and workshops within key community environments including
  • The Royal Blind School, Artlink Central, special needs schools throughout the UK and also a highly successful project at HMP Cornton Vale with female young offenders. 
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  • Skerryvore continue to generate a big following of fans of all ages worldwide. 
  • This has seen them achieve album sales of over 10 000 whilst also being awarded album of the month on the BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Celtic Connections’ International Broadcast.
  • The band’s highly anticipated 3rd album is due for release in summer 2010 and will represent the musical development of Skerryvore over the past 3 years through a host of new compositions displaying the variety of musical influences within the group. 2010 will also see debut performances for the band in Oman, Bahrain and Spain as well as return trips to Holland, Denmark and the USA.