‘The Rut’ is an instrumental track written by Skerryvore piper Martin Gillespie from the bands latest album ‘Chasing The Sun’
Inspired by sun-filled summers spent on Tiree that were the springboard for the band forming, ‘Chasing The Sun’ is the fifth and arguably most mature sounding Skerryvore album.
Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in 2005. Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion) who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West (drums & vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar) over a shared love of music: everything from traditional to rock and iazz. It was this mix of musical styles and sounds that set the path for the band’s 2005 debut album, ‘West Coast Life.’ The more the fledgling band experimented with fusing together this mix of musical styles, the more their signature sound evolved, aided by the arrival of Barry Caulfield (bass & vocals) and Craig Espie (fiddle) in time for their second album, ‘On The Road’, in 2007.
But it was with the release of self-titled third album, ‘Skerryvore’, that the band found themselves catapulted into the musical limelight winning a string of prestigious awards, including SNMA Record of the Year 2011 and STMA Live Act of the Year 2011, and garnering much critical acclaim:
“Skerryvore are the most promising young band in Scotland today”
Mick MacNeil, Simple Minds
“Six of the best musical ambassadors Scotland could ever have wished for… a living, breathing, l2 legged party waiting to happen.”
The Falkirk Herald, Scotland
Artist website: http://www.skerryvore.com
Single title: The Rut
Single artist: Skerryvore
Single duration: 5:15
Record Label: TYREE RECORDS
Catalogue No: TYREE06CD
Writers: Martin Gillespie
Publishers: TYREE RECORDS