Skipinnish are riding an ever-growing wave of popularity and the last 2 years before Covid hit were the biggest for the band since they began way back in 1999 when co-founders Andrew Stevenson and Angus MacPhail joined forces. With new additions in the band from these early days including lead vocals, and guitar, recent years have seen the 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 some of the biggest venues in Scotland . 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!
Their 20th anniversary year in 2019 was the biggest year yet for Skipinnish. The celebrations were launched with an exciting return to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on the 25th of May where numbers were increased on the previous 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 took the form of a 4500 capacity “big top” concert in the Highland Capital’s Bught Park. This was the band’s biggest show to date and to ensure it all ran smoothly the band teamed up with promoters LCC who ran Runrig’s amazing “The Last Dance” events at Stirling Castle. It was 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. They have appeared at various festivals in England, Ireland and the rest of Europe as their international following continues to snowball the band look forward to returning to some Scottish festivals in 2023.