5 male musicians playing various instruments on a stage

Skerryvore Returns to NMU

By popular demand, the Beaumier Heritage Concert Series will be bringing the Scottish folk-rock group, Skerryvore, back to Northern Michigan University. Skerryvore will be playing Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Forest Roberts Theatre. This concert is also part of the annual Winter Roots Festival, which is co-sponsored by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival, and the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Tickets for the concert are available at the Berry Center ticket office or online at nmu.universitytickets.com. 

Ticket prices: General Public - $20 advance/$22 door; NMU Students and under 18 - $10 advance/$12 door. 

What is Skerryvore? They’re like no one else. Epic of melody, intimate of feeling, and plugged into the roots of Scotland but blasting out to the world. 

Three-time winners of Scotland’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ award, Skerryvore have evolved from their humble beginnings to become one of the country’s leading forces in a thriving live music scene. At the forefront of a movement that has reinvented and reignited a traditional Scottish scene for a modern, multicultural audience, the band has brought their high-energy performances to audiences across the globe. From their early days in Scottish West Coast halls and bars to festival crowds in the USA, Canada, Australia, and throughout the UK and Europe, Skerryvore’s wide range of influences and talent produce a musically expansive, immersive yet intimate set that excites and captivates audiences.

With a mix of bagpipes, fiddles, accordions, and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums, and keys, Skerryvore represents the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music. Their now 7 studio albums demonstrate the wide range of influences the individual musicians bring to the mix – a unique fusion of folk, trad, pop, and rock.

Three singles from the latest album ‘Tempus’, released in April 2023, all featured on the BBC Radio 2 new music playlist, and the album went to number 1 in both the Official Scottish Album and UK Folk Albums charts and entered the top 40 in the Official UK Charts. Skerryvore took their Tempus Tour to audiences across the UK, Europe, and the USA, with their unique fusion appealing to a wider mix of age groups and tastes.

“Skerryvore have crafted a world beating fusion, which takes pride in their heritage and above all else is a pure joy to listen to.” – Folk Radio UK 

“The highest rated show we have ever had on our post-concert surveys… people LOVED the show.” – Anchorage Concert Association, ALASKA 

“Such a fresh, real, new sound… I love it” – Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 UK 

“Skerryvore has evolved to become one of Scotland’s greatest musical exports.” – Wickham Festival, ENGLAND 

Thursday, Mar 14, 2024

Start Time:  7:30 pm

Event Place

Forest Roberts Theatre

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Primary Contact

Daniel Truckey

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Ticket Cost

General Public - $20 advance/$22 door; NMU Students and under 18 - $10 advance/$12 door