Serryvore, an award-winning eight piece band from Scotland, will perform at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor 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 filiming 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 US & Canada. The inale 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 & accordions), Fraser West (drums & 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 is twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music Awards coveted “Live Act of the Year” (2011 and 2016). They have performed in over 25 countries and are very popular in the Middle East, China, UK and the U.S., where they have performed in over 30 states.
Skerryvore is touring behind their seventh album “Evo.” With the exception of one cover song, the album is composed of original tunes, and runs the gauntlet from big blast numbers to heartfelt reflective tracks. The band’s first six albums have sold over 60,000 CDs and well over 5 million streams. For more on the band, visit www.skerryvore.com.
Special advance discounted tickets are $25 - available only through the Opera House box office: 633-5159. Regular tickets, $30, are available at https://boothbayoperahouse.com and at the door before the show.