September 25, 2017
Writer: Don Sparhawk
The Scottish folk rock group Skerryvore will perform Friday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kirkham Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
"The contemporary band has folk roots with an upbeat, rock sound," said Don Sparhawk, coordinator of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series. "It will likely be at lively, loud, spirited concert that combines traditional Celtic music with modern-day sounds."
Back on the remote Scottish island of Tiree in 2005, the raw, but contemporary trad quartet that formed Skerryvore, could have only dreamed that over the next decade they would become a multi-award winning act that was performing in over 25 countries worldwide. The group was also featured as ambassadors for their country in an international advertising campaign for "Visit Scotland."
In 2016, Skerryvore won the Live Act of the Year honor at the Scots Traditional Music Awards.
From those traditional roots, the band has developed, both in size and sound, to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs, with the urban sounds of rock, pop and funk. With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerizing voice of award-winning singer-songwriter Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore has become an international sensation, performing in cities such as Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Madrid, Munich and New York. The band's high-energy shows have also featured at many premier festivals, both at home and abroad. Tickets for the Center Stage concert are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students.
Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling (208) 496-3170 or online at tickets.byui.edu.