The Scottish folk-rock group Skerryvore will perform a concert hosted by Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center as part of the 2022 Winter Roots Festival. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in Forest Roberts Theatre.
Skerryvore's unique style is described as an eclectic fusion of rock, pop and traditional music with emphatic thundering of drums and bagpipes and other instruments such as guitar, bass, whistles, accordion, fiddle, keyboard and vocals.
The band takes its name from the tallest lighthouse in Scotland. It was formed in 2005 and originates from the Isle of Tiree. Skerryvore is a two-time winner of Scotland's Traditional Music Awards Live Act of the Year—2011 and 2016—and is currently touring its seventh album, Evo, containing all original songs and one cover song.
The group has performed in 25 countries, and 30 states within the U.S. Members include Alec Dalglish, brothers Daniel and Martin Gillespie, Fraser West, Craig Espie, Alan Scobie, Jodie Bremaneson and Scott Wood.
Tickets can be purchased online at nmu.universitytickets.com or at Forest Roberts Theatre, NMU Bookstore or the Berry Events Center. Tickets for the general public are $15 advance/$17 door; NMU students and under 18 are $10 advance/$12 door.