Yet more from Skerryvore


Scottish roots rockers Skerryvore are returning to regular haunt Behind the Wall for a frighteningly good pre-halloween gig next week.

It’s scary how good Skerryvore have become over the course of just a few years and three albums, but the Isle of Tiree’s favourite sons have now taken a giant step up with their fourth long playing platter ‘World of Chances’ – as punters will hear for themselves when they crowd into BTW, Meville Street, Falkirk, just after 8.30 p.m. on Friday, October 19.

Formed back in 2005 when the lads were mere Arran sweater-clad infants, the band took their name from Tiree’s famous lighthouse and soon took up their rightful position in the spotlight.

No strangers to strutting their stuff outdoors, T in the Park veterans Skerryvore played to 10,000 tartan toting fans in New York’s Central Park for Scotland Week.

Now the follow-up to critically acclaimed folk funk masterpiece ‘Skerryvore’, ‘World of Chances’ sees the sensational six-piece band drawing influences and a massive surge of power from the experiences the young musicians gained from a touring schedule which has seen them play a ton of gigs in 20 countries around the world.

Vocalist and songwriter Alec Dalglish has created a set of songs - including ‘Put Your Hands Up’, ‘It Feels Like Rain’ and ‘The Ones That You Love - which give talented bandmates, Martin Gillespie (bagpipes/whistles/accordion), Daniel Gillespie (accordion), Fraser West (drums/vocals), Barry Caulfield (bass/vocals) and Craig Espie (fiddle) the chance to shine with their sublime sonic contributions.

Recorded at Fisher Lane Studios, which has produced classic cuts for artists as diverse as Eric Clapton and The Cure, ‘World of Chances’ weaves together the band’s undoubted musical virtuosity with some of Alec’s finest compositions to invent what critics are calling Skerryvore’s new brighter, breezier sound.

Skerryvore’s 15-date Autumn/Winter tour, which ends in Oban on December 29, has seen them travel all over Scotland.

See them at BTW before they rocket up into the same music biz orbit as the mighty Mumford and Sons.