A year after their set was cancelled due to gale-force winds and torrential rain, Skerryvore chased any existing blues away when they took their place on the main stage at ButeFest last night.
Skerryvore was first formed on the lsle of Tiree in 2005.
Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles and accordion), holidaymaker Fraser West (drums and vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals and guitar). With the welcome addition of Jodie Bremaneson (bass), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Craig Espie (fiddle), the seven-piece ensemble has an infectious energy and a clear love for all things music.
The Bute crowd was jumping from the first note the boys played, and showed no signs of slowing down.
Check out our short video from Skerryvore’s performance at ButeFest. To find out more about the festival, click here.