Congratulations to Peat & Diesel who have been nominated in Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2020. Vote here! Vote now!
We asked Innes Scott of Peat & Diesel the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
We are a 3 piece band from the Isle of Lewis. Our frontman and songwriter ‘Boydie’ is a character like no other. We have only been playing as a band for a couple of years but the journey we have been on is incredible.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
By accident!! The band was never meant to reach the public domain, it was meant for behind closed doors as a way to pass the time on dark wet winter nights in the Hebrides. As videos of the band jamming began to spread on social media we found ourselves thrown straight onto main stages!
Any particular career highlights?
Playing to a sold out Barrowlands crowd will always be the biggest highlight! One thing that always gives us goosebumps is the crowd singing the choruses back to us, they know the words better than we do!
What are your plans for the future?
We would love when the current issues the live music scene is going through are all over that we can come back and start the live gigs from where we left off! We really owe our fans some gigs as they have been great at keeping us positive during a tough year. We would love a few gigs in other countries too if they could understand what we are singing about.
The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, Na Trads 2020, will be broadcast on BBC ALBA on 12th December 2020 at 9pm where the award winners will be announced along with specially recorded music performances. During the day on Saturday the 12th, you will be able to watch from 1pm til 9pm a day of live Scottish trad music including Kinnaris Quintet, Dallahan, Inyal, Paul McKenna Band, Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth and many more here https://youtu.be/amByvVzxl5E. Keep up to date with all the latest information by joining the Hands Up for Trad newsletter at https://handsup.link/Newsletter or use the hashtags #natrads #HUFTonline.
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