Three time winners of Scotland’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ award, Skerryvore has evolved from the band’s humble beginnings to become one of the country’s leading forces in a thriving live music scene. At the forefront of a movement that has reinvented and reignited a traditional Scottish scene for a modern, multicultural audience, the band has brought their high energy performances to audiences across the globe. On Saturday, Sept. 23, Skerryvore arrives in Maine, for one show only, at the historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. The evening marks the final night of their U.S. tour, before leaving for Spain for the International Centra Reino De Leòn 2023.
From their early days in Scottish West Coast halls and bars, to festival crowds in the USA, Canada, Australia and throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, the eight members of Skerryvore bring a wide range of influences and talent. With a mix of bagpipes, fiddles, accordions, and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music. Their 7 studio albums demonstrate the wide range of influences the individual musicians bring to the mix – a unique fusion of folk, trad, pop and rock.
Press reviews rave about the band, including the Falkirk Herald (Scotland) which reports “See them now before they rocket up into the same musical orbit as the mighty Mumford & Sons.”
Advance discounted tickets are $30 and available only from the box office at 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, or by calling 207-633-5159. Regular tickets are $35 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com, and at the door if available. The historic upstairs bar opens at 6:30 p.m. with doors for seating opening at 7 and the Scots taking the stage at 7:30.