Skerryvore coming to Edmonds Center for the Arts

Show is Aug. 23
Aug 07, 2017
Courtesy of: Skerryvore Skerryvore is an award-winning band from Scotland.

Hailed by some as the most promising young band in Scotland today, Skerryvore will be performing at Edmonds Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Happy Hour on ECA’s outdoor patio will take place from 6- 7:30 p.m.

The final show in ECA’s new Summer Engagement series, Skerryvore is a multi-award winning Scottish band that blends traditional music with the urban sounds of rock, pop and funk.

Skerryvore first formed on the tiny Isle 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 – everything from traditional to rock and jazz.

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.

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.

Tickets are $19-$49, $15 youth/student, 10 percent discount for seniors and military.

Call the box Office at 425-275-9595, go to www.ec4arts.org or visit the box office at 410 Fourth Ave. North.

ECA is a member of TeenTix, and offers $5 tickets to teens at the box office on the day of the performance, pending availability.

To become a TeenTix member, register at www.teentix.org.

 

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