Peatbog Faeries

The Peatbog Faeries play the Platform at Morecambe on Saturday 25 October.

Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century.

They are Peter Morrison (pipes and whistles), Ross Couper (fiddle), Tom Salter (guitar), Innes Hutton (bass, percussion) Graeme Stafford (keyboards) and Stuart Haikney (drums). Ross Couper played with Tom Oakes at the Furness Tradition festival in 2011. Their sets were stunning.

The Peatbogs have toured the world never failing to fill the floor and delight the crowd. This is high octane Celtic dance music as you’ve never heard it before. Be prepared to dance.

They have twice been voted “Best Live Act” at the Scottish Traditional Folk Awards, in 2005 and 2008. In 2012 the band were nominated for “Best Live Act” at the BBC2 Folk Awards.

Tickets are £15/£14. For more information call the Platform on 01524 582803 or check the website.

Gigs at the Old Laundry Theatre

Alec Lyon has a fine weekend of folk music lined up at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness on Windermere.


First, Blazin’ Fiddles will blow your cobwebs away on Friday 10 October. Karen Matheson sings on Saturday 11th, and on Sunday the New Rope String Band will bring their own brand of lunacy to the stage.

All concerts start at 8 pm. Ticket prices are from £15 per adult. Check out the website for more information or telephone 08445 040604.

Langdale Folk Festival Website

Langdale Folk Festival has a new website. The site is still very much under construction, but well worth following.

There are two festivals every year in May and September at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Langdale. All the performers play for free, and admission is free but they raise money for 2 charities – the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and the Great North Air Ambulance. The September festival raised £4,000.