Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award, Skerryvore creates a unique fusion of folk, rock and pop. Originally scheduled to tour and perform in the U.S. in 2020, the band is finally arriving in Maine to play the historic Boothbay Harbor Opera House on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Two brothers, Daniel and Martin Gillespie, raised and steeped in the Scottish west coast ceilidh tradition on the Isle of Tiree, joined by musicians from across Scotland have created the unmistakable sound of Skerryvore today. Audience members can expect accordion, pipes, whistles, drums, guitars, fiddle, keyboard, bass and vocals from the entire group, but most of all audience members can expect to be transported to somewhere across the Atlantic with this group.
They’ve been called “the most promising young band in Scotland today,” while Folk Radio UK says they are “a world beating fusion, which takes pride in their heritage an d above all is a pure joy to listen to.”
Skerryvore performed at the Opera House in 2019 and is one of the most requested acts by Opera House patrons. The concert has been sponsored by an anonymous fan of the group, and tickets are currently selling fast.
Advance discounted tickets ($30) are available by contacting the box office directly at 207-633-5159, or visiting at 86 Townsend Ave. Regular tickets are $35 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and on the day of the show - if available. Audience members must be vaccinated or have proof of a negative Covid test taken with 24 hours of the performance.
The historic upstairs bar will open at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the concert for ticket holders. Doors for seating in the performance hall open at 7.