Skerryvore to perform at the Soiled Dove

Article Contributed by Michelle Roche… | Published on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Skerryvore, an award-winning band from Scotland, will perform at The Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st Ave, on Sunday, October 8th at 3:00 p.m. This event is open to patrons of all ages (under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian). Tickets are $20.00-$25.00. For more information call 303-830-9214 or visit

Hailing from the island of Tiree, Skerryvore (pronounced Sker-ee-vore) formed in 2005 and includes brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards), Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and recent addition Scott Wood (bagpipes).  The band took their name after the lighthouse that sits on a remote reef of the same name off of Tiree; it is the tallest in Scotland.

Skerryvore’s eclectic fusion of rock, pop and traditional music has pleased audiences not only throughout Scotland and the UK, but also worldwide, having performed in over 25 countries worldwide and in cities such as Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Madrid, Munich and New York City. With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerizing voice of award-winning singer-songwriter, Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore has become an international sensation.

The band entered 2017 having, once again, been recognized as the “Live Act of the Year 2016” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards, an award they previously won in 2011.

Skerryvore has released 6 albums, selling close to 60,000 physical CDs and well over a million streams.  Their most recent release was 2015’s Decade, a mix of live recordings, live studio sessions and the single “Happy to be Home” featuring the legendary Irish musician, Sharon Shannon.  “Happy To Be Home” topped the iTunes World Music Charts in May of 2015.

When not touring the different corners of the globe, the band performs 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. They were also recently featured in a Visit Scotland TV commercial aimed at international audiences.

Skerryvore is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, which they hope to release in conjunction with their 2018 U.S. tour.