About this event
“Nothing prepares you for the high-octane music of the Peatbog Faeries. Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heartbeat.” ~ The Scotsman
Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic dance music renaissance.
Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century.
From the moment they take to the stage, the mood is set for a no-nonsense feel-good atmosphere – each number sounding like an encore itself.
They tease unlikely combinations from the familiarity of instruments such as fiddle and highland pipes – blending with techno rhythms and soaring sounds and take this to another plane.
The traditional styles that influence the musicians are still to be heard – and when an unexpected drop-down to those glorious core melodies sneaks in, the result is spine-chilling!
The band comprises Peter Morrison on pipes and whistles, Ross Couper on fiddle, Innes Watson on fiddle, vocals, and acoustic guitar, Tom Salter on guitar, Norman Willmore on keyboards and sax, Innes Hutton on bass, and Stu Brown on drums.
Please note, this is an all standing event.
Age guidance: 16+