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Skerryvore

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Brief Biography (Courtesy of the Artist's site, 2005)

Skerryvore are a west-coast ceilidh band based in Glasgow.

Initially formed under the name of ‘Brois’, in August 2003, they have travelled the length and breadth of the Scottish West-Coast and, with their name change, now intend to plunder other parts of Scotland before setting their eye on world domination.

Since their ‘transformation’ they have continued to tour around Scotland but, already, have appeared at various music festivals including England.
They are currently organising an international tour that will see them playing throughout Europe, Australia and Canada.

They also promise fuller individual profiles, probably once the hectic promotion schedule for their first CD abates a bit.

Daniel Gillespie
Daniel has recently completed a BA in Sport in the community at the University of Strathclyde. At 23 years of age he has played accordion for over 10 years under the tutelage of Tiree's resident accordion teacher, Gordon Connell. As a member of the band he takes on the role as the lead accordionist.
Martin Gillespie
Martin is currently going into his second year of a degree in Scottish music at the Royal Academy Of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Martin's first instrument is actually accordion, although for the purposes of Skerryvore he generally plays small pipes and bagpipes.
Fraser West
Fraser is a full time musician who is comfortable playing within various different styles of music. As well as playing drums with Skerryvore, he is currently very busy touring and playing with the up and coming rock band Lexxi.
Alec Dalglish
Alec is currently studying for a BA in applied music at the University of Strathclyde. Until around two years ago, Alec was a stranger to the world of traditional Scottish music and generally played in more contemporary styles such as rock, blues and jazz. The influence of these various styles gives his guitar playing a more contemporary feel.





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