Bands aus Schottland
Skipinnish are riding an ever-growing wave of popularity and the last 2 years have been the biggest for the band since they began way back in 1999 when co-founders Andrew Stevenson and Angus MacPhail joined forces. With increased numbers in the band from these early days and with the addition of lead vocals and full back line, recent years have seen this band hit the very top of the music scene in Scotland. With hit after hit of self penned songs and a strong mix of powerful bagpipe, fiddle and accordion led tune sets, they encompass the very best of contemporary Celtic Music.
Their large and growing fan base is such that Skipinnish are regularly selling out in advance some of the biggest venues in the country. From Eden Court Theatre in Inverness - where they filled 2 consecutive nights - to the iconic Usher Hall in Edinburgh and from the Albert Halls in Stirling to the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, every show has been full and audiences have been going wild!
With their 20th anniversary year approaching, 2019 will be the biggest year yet for Skipinnish. The birthday celebrations will launch with an exciting return to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on the 25th of May where numbers will be increased on last years appearance there by allowing for a standing crowd on the lower level. A flagship summer Highland birthday party in Inverness on the 5th of July will take the form of a 4500 capacity “big top” concert in the Highland Capital’s Bught Park. This will be the band’s biggest gig to date and to ensure it all runs smoothly they have teamed up with promoters LCC who ran Runrig’s amazing “The Last Dance” events at Stirling Castle. This is going to be one hell of a party!
As well as their own stand-alone performances, Skipinnish are one of the hottest acts on the vibrant music festival scene. Because of the major events planned at home for their 20th anniversary, the band are taking a year out from all Scottish festivals in 2019. They will however be appearing at various events in England, Ireland and the rest of Europe as their international following continues to snowball and look forward to returning to some Scottish festivals in 2020.
Brandneues Video (veröffentlicht 13.01.2017) von SKIPINNISH - Alive mit neuem Sänger Norrie MacIver
TIDE LINES (SCO)
Scottisch Folk Pop
Tide Lines are a four piece band from Scotland who are heavily influenced by the traditional music of the West
Highlands and Islands, but whose highly eclectic sound is driven by acoustic and electric guitars, with drums and keyboards. Their first single, “Far Side of the World”, entered the UK download
charts ahead of popular tracks by Coldplay and Beyonce, as well as Adele’s "Hello", less than 24 hours after the band was launched on social media in June 2016. Tide Lines consists of Robert
Robertson from Lochaber, Ross Wilson from the island of Mull, Alasdair Turner from Alness, and Fergus Munro from Glasgow.
ANDREW GORDON (SCO)
Traditional Scottish Folk Singer
Over the course of his career he has performed in venues as far reaching as San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York, Grand Rapids, South Bend (US).
Toronto, Collingwood (Canada). Amsterdam (Holland). Borken, Gladbeck, Menden, Gescher, Stuttgart, Nurtingen, Hei(de)land Games, Bremen (Germany).
Kongsberg, Notodden, Trondheim (Norway), Slagelse, Rude. Soro (Denmark). As well as all over Scotland.
Andrew Gordon has been a folkie for as long as he can remember. Brought up listening to the music
of The Corries, Andrew developed a deep love of Traditional (and not so traditional) folk music. He
started playing when he was 13 and had his first solo performance at 17 supporting Gaberlunzie in
The Kings Arms, Perth in 1994.
Like many Scottish musicians, Andrew remembers the days when the family and neighbours would
gather at Hogmanay, to drink, sing songs, and make merry. It was this community aspect that first led
Andrew to get involved, and he became a regular at sessions around Perthshire in his early career.
Things really began to take off for Andrew in 1999 when he played his first overseas gigs, visiting San
Francisco and racking up 9 gigs in 3 weeks.
Andrew steadily increased his profile, and the opportunity to live and play in North America proved too
exciting to turn down and Andrew moved across the pond in 2004. Over 18 months he performed all
over Ontario, Michigan and Indiana. On returning to Scotland in 2005 Andrew picked up where he left
off, and started building a touring schedule in Europe. Andrew now performs in Germany several times
each year, and is a regular at Stadthalle Gladbeck, Hermannsburg Hei(de)land Games, Folkival Festival in
Nurtingen and the Kutschenmuseum Gescher as well as venues in Stuttgart, Wezlar, Grevenbroich,
Hagen, Altena, Borken, Bremen, Celle, Bad Fallingbostel and Esslingen. He also has annual trips to Norway and Denmark. Andrew has also been lucky enough to perform with Skerryvore and The Red Hot
Chilli Pipers in Scotland, and with Sean Cannon from The Dubliners at Stadthalle Borken.
Andrews’ music features a rich mix of traditional and contemporary Scottish songs. Some Irish, Canadian
and English tunes also make it into the set. Folkingcool.co.uk said there was something compelling
about Andrew’s music and passion. Fellow musician Brian Higgins has always been a fan of the “robust”
rhythms on both guitar and bodhran that Andrew uses to accompany his distinctive and passionate
singing. Andrew believes that one of the reasons audiences get behind his music is that he “gives it
The last few years have been very successful and Andrew has been playing more and more venues,
racking up around 100 shows each year.
NÁE BORRÁ (SCO/ENG/D)
Náe Borrá, die etwas andere traditionelle schottische Musik
Kommt mit uns auf eine musikalische Reise durch die schottischen Highlands. Traditionelle Musik, teilweise neu interpretiert aber auch neu komponierte Stücke fügen sich zusammen, getreu unseres Namens: Náe Borrá - kein Problem !
Die etwas andere traditionelle schottische Musik!
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