Skerryvore head up line-up announcement for Inverness based Scottish traditional music event.
2021 will see Skerryvore added to the 2020 line-up, they have evolved from their traditional roots, developing in both size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock, pop and funk. We last caught the band in 2018, you can read the review here.
Returning to the bill are Peatbog Faeries whose blending of jigs and reels with a hat-full of other genres has earned them attention throughout the world. Winners of “Live Act of the Year” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards on two occasions the Skye based act will thrive on the Northern Meeting Park stage.
They will be joined by Celtic Rock veterans, Wolfstone whose career of over three decades has seen the band evolve from traditional dance to folk rock that has spawned 8 albums, the last of which ‘Terrra Firma’ was released in 2007. Purveyors of ‘BagRock’ and proudly boasting to be “The most famous bagpipe band on the planet – Ever!”, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will find themselves entertaining The Gathering’s audience.
Following a sensational response to their slot at The Gathering 2019, Torridon is the only returning act currently announced. Other acts currently included on the bill are Trail West, Rhythmnreel and The City of Inverness Youth Pipes & Drums. More acts are to be announced in due course including a full stage 2 line up.
Promoter Dougie Brown was keen to move on from 2020;
“By the time The Gathering 2021 comes around I am sure we are all going to be in need of a big party, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to The Northern Meeting Park to celebrate and enjoy the very best of Scottish music, culture, food & drink.”
The Gathering Festival is to return to The Northern Meeting Park in Inverness for its delayed second outing on Saturday 29th May 2021