Wait, what? You’ve never heard of Skerryvore before? Why, they’re the most popular Scottish folk music bands around! Heck, even Mick MacNeil of Simple Minds (the guys who sang “Don’t You Forget About Me” on The Breakfast Club) said, “Skerryvore are the most promising young band in Scotland today!” And that’s pretty dang cool.
Hailing from the remote Scottish island of Tiree, a trad quartet formed Skerryvore and since that day in 2005, have become a multi-award winning act performing in over 25 countries worldwide. Heck, they’re official ambassadors for the nation’s international advertising campaign for “Visit Scotland.”
Now if a unique fusion of traditional Scottish songs with rock, pop and funk isn’t really your thing we don’t blame you. It’s an acquired taste, but that hasn’t stopped them from garnering a respectable audience for their distinctive, high energy sound across the globe – nor has it stopped them from having quite a bit of fun. In a brief teaser, Skerryvore’s piper rides shotgun on a Sea-Doo as they idel around the marine baring his bagpipes. It’s all in good fun so don’t come down on his lack of safety vest.