Skipinnish are riding an ever-growing wave of popularity and the last 2 years have been the biggest for the band since they began way back in 1999 when co-founders Andrew Stevenson and Angus MacPhail joined forces. With increased numbers in the band from these early days and with the addition of lead vocals and full back line, recent years have seen this band hit the very top of the music scene in Scotland. With hit after hit of self penned songs and a strong mix of powerful bagpipe, fiddle and accordion led tune sets, they encompass the very best of contemporary Celtic Music.
Their large and growing fan base is such that Skipinnish are regularly selling out in advance some of the biggest venues in the country. From Eden Court Theatre in Inverness – where they filled 2 consecutive nights – to the iconic Usher Hall in Edinburgh and from the Albert Halls in Stirling to the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, every show has been full and audiences have been going wild!
With their 20th anniversary year approaching, 2019 will be the biggest year yet for Skipinnish. The birthday celebrations will launch with an exciting return to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on the 25th of May where numbers will be increased on last years appearance there by allowing for a standing crowd on the lower level. A flagship summer Highland birthday party in Inverness on the 5th of July will take the form of a 4500 capacity “big top” concert in the Highland Capital’s Bught Park. This will be the band’s biggest gig to date and to ensure it all runs smoothly they have teamed up with promoters LCC who ran Runrig’s amazing “The Last Dance” events at Stirling Castle. This is going to be one hell of a party!
As well as their own stand-alone performances, Skipinnish are one of the hottest acts on the vibrant music festival scene. Because of the major events planned at home for their 20th anniversary, the band are taking a year out from all Scottish festivals in 2019. They will however be appearing at various events in England, Ireland and the rest of Europe as their international following continues to snowball and look forward to returning to some Scottish festivals in 2020.