FolkWorld #75 07/2021
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Together Again

Scottish favourites Skerryvore are gearing up to release their joyful new summer single Together Again on Friday, 2 July.


Artist Video Skerryvore @ FROG

The follow-up single to You & I – which won critical acclaim, BBC Radio 2 playlist backing and fan approval – Together Again sees multi-award-winning Skerryvore build on the style and ambition of their distinctive brand of contemporary Scottish music.

Carrying a message of hope for the future, of being reunited, sharing simple things and getting back to the things we’ve missed, Together Again is the perfect positive soundtrack to the summer.


Lead singer Alec Dalglish said: “As we are united with friends and family and move closer to some level of normality, we hope Together Again’s feeling of hope will resonate with lots of people, particularly those of us who have felt the strain of being seperated from loved ones.

“The song felt fitting for this period in time and builds on the style, theme, production and ambition of our last single You & I. Recording standalone singles is a new approach for us and means we can put a lot of attention to detail into each song and give it all we can so it stands out in our own genre and hopefully far beyond.”

Alec wrote and recorded part of the folk-pop song from his Glasgow home, before it went to Scott Wood’s Oak Ridge Studio to be finished in April 2021.

Alec added: “We have come to the point where we’re in a good workflow with creating new material within the constrains of a lockdown situation. We’re working collaboratively in the recording process but a lot of it also comes together in isolation too. This of course means that things grow in a different way but it’s been great to have the challenge and I think that we’re producing material that we’re happy with and proud of.”

Over the last 15 years, Skerryvore has performed in more than 25 countries worldwide including across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Over the last year the 8-piece act has taken their infamous live show online with a string of exciting livestreams from unique locations across Scotland including the Clydeside Distillery, The Burns Museum and Edinburgh’s luxury floating hotel, Fingal.

Formed by brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (whistles) along with Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals) on the Isle of Tiree in 2005, Skerryvore’s line-up includes Craig Espie (fiddle) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass), Scott Wood (whistles) and Alan Scobie (keyboards).

Photo Credits: (1)-(2) Skerryvore (unknown/website).

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