Join us for an evening of energetic Scottish tunes!
“Daimh have carved a reputation from the bedrock of Gaelic culture…authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression.”
Daimh is a Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship” Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco. Recent accolades include last year’s award for the “Best Folk Band in Europe” at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and most recently winner of “Folk Band of the Year” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards.
Angus MacKenzie (pipes/whistle) is a native Gaelic speaker from the musically rich area of Mabou, Cape Breton Island on Canada’s east coast. Angus came to Scotland to study at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye where he still lives today. Widely tipped as the most exciting thing to happen to Gaelic song since the invention of the Ceilidh, Ellen MacDonald (vocals) is fast finding a flock of fans and followers with her natural, smoky voice and individual interpretation of songs covering the full emotional spectrum of the Gael. Her acting skills have seen her nominated for ‘Best Performance’ at the FilmG awards for her role in a Gaelic short film ‘Briste’ and landing a key role in the BBC’s new Gaelic drama “Bannan.” Gabe McVarish (fiddle) arrived in Scotland at the age of 17 on a Fiddle scholarship with the legendary Aonghas Grant in Fort William. Deciding to stay in the area, he moved to Morar only to discover that it was the village his great-great-grandfather had departed for the New World. Murdo Cameron (Mandola/Mandolin/Accordion) comes from a long line of traditional Gaelic singers and was immersed in music growing up Glenelg. A member of the Mountain Rescue, Murdo started out as an accordion player and piper, who in the last few years has been a busy guitar accompanist and stringed things enthusiast. Ross Martin (guitar) is from Arisaig though now lives in neighbouring Morar. A fisherman from early teens until his twenties, Ross has gone on to tour most of Europe and the U.S. with Irish singer Karan Casey and Buille, featuring the Vallely brothers from Armagh.
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Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Information about cancellations, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.
CAF members enjoy discounted lodging at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn. To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 360/428-5678 and let them know you are booking under the Celtic Arts Foundation rate.