Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries have been described as ‘the future of Celtic dance music'. They incorporate many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more.
The award winning band returns to Perth Concert Hall on Friday 23 March with a new show based on their characteristic high octane dance sound.
Peter Morrison (pipes and whistles), Peter Tickell (fiddle), Tom Salter (guitar), Innes Hutton (bass, percussion) Graeme Stafford (keyboards) and Stuart Haikney (drums) have toured all over the world with the band and won numerous awards, including the ‘Best Live Act' at the prestigious Scots Trad Music Awards.
Their inventive and unique approach always brings to its audience a true flavour of traditional Scottish music. Their music has been used for several TV, radio and DVD soundtracks, and the band has even performed at the BBC Proms in the Park in Glasgow in collaboration with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Their album "Peatbog Faeries Live" captures the excitement of the live band and the studio album "Dust" released in August 2011 presents their "exciting New Peatbogs' sound" that is thrilling audiences and listeners everywhere.
Peter Morrison from Peatbog Faeries said:
"The band are really looking forward to returning to Perth with our new show, the audiences there are great! It's also a superb venue to play in so it should be a fantastic night once we hit that stage."
Peatbog Faeries will be supported by Perth Concert Hall's own young Celtic big band The Gordon Duncan Experience. Created in honour of the late great Pitlochry piper and composer Gordon Duncan, the 30-strong group of teenagers performs music by the man himself and by other contemporary Scottish traditional musicians.
The Gordon Duncan Experience is boosting its horn section! Young brass players between the age of 14 and 18 should contact Christine Halsall to join in the auditions process email@example.com 01738 477 729.
For tickets and info for the Peatbog Faeries and The Gordon Duncan Experience gig on Friday 23 March in Perth Concert Hall, contact Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 click here.