Peatbog Faeries – Great Barn, Hellens
“Welcome to the weird but wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye’s finest, where you should always expect the unexpected. Gloriously unpredictable, a band to treasure.” fRoots
Hellensmusic through the year, Versatile Arts and Mu Mu Audio colaberate to bring a return of Peatbog Faeries to Hellens on Wednesday 21 October 2020.
In the autumn of 2016, Peatbog Faeries played two sell out shows at Hellens on their 25th-anniversary tour where they recorded their current live album Live @ 25features highlights from those performances the album also features some tracks recorded at the Hebridean Celtic Festival.
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.
They are Peter Morrison (pipes and whistles), Ross Couper (fiddle), Tom Salter (guitar), Innes Hutton (bass, percussion) Graeme Stafford (keyboards) and Stuart Haikney (drums).
They have toured the world taking their inventive and unique brand of music and light show to audiences far and wide, never failing to fill the floor and delight the crowd.
“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 heart beat.” The Scotsman
Doors open at 7.45pm with proceedings commencing at 8.15pm.