Organisers of the annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy have announced award winning Scottish celtic rock group Skerryvore will headline next year’s event.
Two-time winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award, receiving the accolade in 2011 and 2016, the band will headline the Friday Night Gig at the Wally Green on 19 June 2020.
Made up of eight members from regions across Scotland, Skerryvore represents the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music through their unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana.
With a growing fanbase worldwide, the group has achieved global success which has taken them from the remote island of Tiree to international tours across Europe, America, Canada and China.
Celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2020, the band has recently released a widely acclaimed sixth studio album titled ‘EVO’, comprising a mix of high energy tunes and songs.
Fraser West, Skerryvore’s drummer, said: “We’re really looking forward to playing in Portsoy next summer. We have been in the north-east before but never in Portsoy, so we’re looking forward to the visit and hope to see some of the Festival, as we’ve heard lots about it.”
Supporting the band will be Scottish singer and songwriter, Cody Feechan, whose music is probably best described as alternative rock with a touch of pop.
Cody is an unsigned artist who released her debut single ‘Manhattan Sky’ back in November 2018. She has played numerous festivals and has also supported acts including winner of The Voice 2015, Stevie McCrorie, The Amazons, Tom Hingley and Scottish folk legend Dick Gaughan.
Tickets cost £22.50 for the gig and can be purchased at www.stbfportsoy.org.