Scottish folk band to swing into Morecambe Platform
Award winning Scottish folk rock band Skerryvore will be stopping off at the Platform in Morecambe on Thursday November 17.
Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in 2005.
Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles and accordion) who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West (drums and vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals and guitar) over a shared love of music.
It was this mix of musical styles and sounds that set the path for the band’s 2005 debut album, ‘West Coast Life.’
The more the fledgling band experimented with fusing together this mix of musical styles, the more their signature sound evolved, aided by the arrival of Barry Caulfield (bass and vocals) and Craig Espie (fiddle) in time for their second album, ‘On The Road’, in 2007.
But it was with the release of self-titled third album, ‘Skerryvore’, that the band found themselves catapulted into the musical limelight winning a string of prestigious awards, including SNMA Record of the Year 2011 and STMA Live Act of the Year 2011, and garnering much critical acclaim.
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £15, are available online at www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform or the box office on 01524 582803.