Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present Skerryvore in Nevada City on Sunday March 8 at 7:30pm!
Take two brothers, Daniel (Accordion) and Martin Gillespie (pipes, whistles and accordion), steeped in the Scottish west coast ceilidh tradition on the Isle of Tiree, and add in friends Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals), with a background in brass bands, wind bands, jazz bands, and with blues, folk and country influences, and you have the 2005, embryonic Skerryvore.
Fast forward 10 years, add Craig Espie (fiddle) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass), bring in your album producer Alan Scobie on Keyboards and mix in the Glasgow music scene – from University Applied Music courses and Traditional Music courses at the Royal Conservatoire to sell out gigs at O2 ABC – and you have a band that has already won Scottish Traditional music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ in 2011 – they were to win it again in 2016 – and who, rightly, celebrated their decade by launching their own 6000 capacity festival.
By the time the 2019 version of that festival – now christened ‘Oban Live’ – comes around, that evolutionary development will have added BBC young traditional musician of the year finalist Scott Wood (pipes and whistles), produced ‘EVO,’ their latest album, and the curtain will have fallen on their EVO world tour which took their high energy, musically expansive set not just throughout UK and Europe, but also to USA, Canada and Australia.
Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music, with a growing fanbase worldwide and with the promise of much more to come.
2020 will mark the 15th year of Skerryvore, and see the band embark on an special anniversary world tour to select venues and festivals.
“See them now before they rocket up into the same musical orbit as the mighty Mumford & Sons.”
-Falkirk Herald, SCOTLAND
On-sale to Public on Dec 18th at 10:00am
Miners Foundry Cultural Center members of all donation levels have Early Access to purchase tickets on December 3, by using a password provided in your email. Learn More
General Admission Tickets are $32 in Advance, and At the Door, and this is a Seated show.
VIP Tickets are $79 and include admission to to a pre-concert whiskey tasting event hosted by members of Skerryvore. The event includes: tastings of 4-5 types of whiskey, and an intimate acoustic performance from 5:00-6:00, as well as a Reserved Seat at the 7:30 concert. VIP Tickets are available only to our 21+ only patrons, with valid ID. More details available by calling the Box Office.
Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op. (We are sorry, due to limited capacity of the VIP Whiskey Tasting, the VIP Ticket is not available at BriarPatch.) Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.
The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.
Food and Drink
There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 6:30pm.