Skerryvore, an award-winning eight piece band from Scotland, will perform at The Opera House at Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The band is calling their fall tour of the U.S. and Canada the “360 World Tour” since they will have virtually toured the entire year of 2019 going into 2020 all the while filming every show with with a specialized 360 camera. In addition to the U.S. and Canada, 2019 has already found them in Australia, Holland, Denmark, England and Scotland.
Lead singer and songwriter Alec Dalglish comments, “The ‘360 Tour’ began with a performance at our own music festival ‘Oban Live’ which sold out to 10,000 people over two days in the beautiful west coast town of Oban in Scotland. We’ll continue on this world tour with visits to Spain, Germany, Denmark, Holland, England, Dubai, Singapore, Australia and several runs in the U.S. and Canada. The finale of the tour in June of 2020 will be our biggest show to date when we host a special grand event to celebrate 15 years as a band. The camera offers the chance for fans to see life on the road and on stage from our perspective with much of it being filmed for for possible use for a documentary on down the line.”
Hailing from the island of Tiree, Skerryvore formed in 2005; their music is an eclectic fusion of rock, pop and traditional music with an emphatic thundering of drums and bagpipes and is as rich as a single malt scotch. With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerizing voice of award-winning Dalglish, Skerryvore has become an international sensation. In addition to Dalglish on lead vocals and guitar, the band includes brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles and accordions), Fraser West (drums and vocals), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards), Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and Scott Wood (bagpipes). The band took their unique name after the lighthouse that sits on a remote reef of the same name off of Tiree; it is the tallest in Scotland. The name is pronounced Sker-ee-vore.
Skerryvore has been awarded Scotland’s coveted “Live Act of the Year” award in 2011 and 2016 at the Traditional Music Awards. They have performed in over 25 countries and are very popular in the Middle East, China, United Kingdom and the U.S. where they have performed in over 30 states.
Skerryvore is touring behind their seventh album, “Evo” (June 2018), which is all original tunes plus one cover song, runs the gauntlet from big blast numbers to heartfelt reflective tracks. The band’s first six albums have sold over 60,000 physical CDs and well over 5 million streams. For more on the band, visit https://skerryvore.com
Advance tickets $25 are available through the box office - 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor - Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by phone, 633-5159. Please note: advance ticket sales close at 2 p.m. Sept. 20. Regularly priced tickets, $30 are available at https://boothbayoperahouse.com and at the door ... if tickets remain. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 7:30 show.