Skerryvore Live in Concert
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is proud to present a concert by the Scottish folk-rock group, Skerryvore, on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in Forest Roberts Theatre on the campus of Northern Michigan University. This concert is part of the 2022 Winter Roots Festival. Tickets for the concert can be purchase online at nmu.universitytickets.com or at Forest Roberts Theatre, NMU Bookstore or the Berry Events Center. Ticket costs are as follows: General Public - $15 advance/$17 door; NMU Students and under 18 - $10 advance/$12 door.
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 7th album, Evo (June 2018), which is all original tunes plus one cover song, runs the gauntlet from big blast numbers to heartfelt reflective tracks. The band’s first 6 albums have sold over 60,000 physical CDs and well over 5 million streams.
For more information on Skerryvore please visit, skerryvore.com. For more info on the concert, and the Beaumier Center, please visit nmu.edu/beaumier or call 906-227-3212.