SKERRYVORE! Direct from Scotland

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
McPherson Playhouse, Victoria

Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), SKERRYVORE have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Scottish Hebrdean Isle of Tiree on to International tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China. Considered to be the most promising young band in Scotland (Mick MacNeil, Simple Minds), they “have evolved to become one of Scotland’s greatest musical exports”, (Wickam Festival, England).

SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and new world influences that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.


The band marked their 10th anniversary in 2015 with a ‘Decade’ concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban. After selling 3,000 tickets in 90 minutes, the capacity was increased and an audience of 6,000 from all over the world enjoyed SKERRYVORE, joined by a host of guests including Dougie MacLean and legendary Irish musician Sharon Shannon.


The success of the Decade concert led to the creation of the band’s own annual festival, Oban Live that has now attracted over 10,000 attendees to enjoy international acts including KT Tunstall, We Banjo 3, Julie Fowlis and Capercaillie alongside SKERRYVORE.


2017 saw the release of the single Live Forever that provided the soundtrack for the Visit Scotland campaign ‘Wild About Argyll’ and the single hit No.1 in the iTunes World Music chart. This was followed by the launch of the Live Forever Tour that has the band performing over 70 shows in the UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States.


2018 marks the release of SKERRYVORE’s 6th studio album accompanied by a global tour that included a headline performance at the renowned Tonder Festival, Denmark.


This Victoria performance will be another significant milestone for SKERRYORE: their debut Canadian appearance! Come see them and you’ll discover what the excitement is all about.


“See them before they rocket into the same music biz orbit as Mumford & Sons.” — The Falkirk Herald, Scotland

“A world beating fusion, which takes pride in their heritage and above all else is a pure joy to listen to. “ — Folk Radio UK

Watch YouTube Videos:  Skerryvore Reel     Live Forever Album Preview

Tickets: $40. /$37 groups of 6+ or children under 12 (plus taxes and box office charges)

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