Skerryvore (SCO)

The return of one of  Tønder Festival audiences’ favourites: the Scottish band Skerryvore, whose many visits to Denmark have attracted a solid Danish fan base. Appearing at Tønder Festival in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and now again in 2022, Skerryvore are among the finest exponents of Scottish folk rock. The band build on some of the same proud musical traditions as Runrig and Wolfstone. Skerryvore mine not only the Scots music tradition, but also cajun, country and rock in various forms. Skerryvore was formed in 2004 by brothers Daniel Gillespie, accordion, Martin Gillespie, accordion and pipes, Fraser West on drums and singer Alec Dalglish. The band also numbers Craig Espie, violin, Scott Wood, pipes and flute, Jodie Bremaneson, bass, and Alan Scobie, keyboards. Skerryvore has won the title of Scotland’s Traditional Music Live Act Of The Year twice, in 2016 and 2011. Latest album is Live across Scotland from 2020. Skerryvore spend much of 2022 on a long US tour, then their European tour will bring them to Tønder Festival. Their only Danish festival concert in 2022.