One of the great Scottish festival bands comes to The Atkinson this October.

One of the great Scottish festival bands comes to The Atkinson this October.

Peatbog Faeries, the high-octane Celtic dance band from Skye, play The Atkinson in Southport as part of their English and Welsh April tour.

These Scottish musicians fuse traditional jigs and reels with elements of jazz, hip-hop and reggae, as can be heard on their latest release, Dust.

“Making this album has been the best musical experience of my life,” said producer Calum McLean.

Peatbog Faeries’ contemporary instrumental music combines brisk bagpipe, fiddle and whistle solos with guitar, keyboards, electronica, a rhythm section and occasional brass.

The Peatbog musicians were nominated for Best Live Act in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and have twice won Live Act of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards.
Every now and then a really unusual band comes around and blows away all your critical senses with music so distinctive it really does leave you wondering how they create such delights.

There is nothing in the slightest that is fey or fairy about this crew, instead they’re a glorious mash up of Scottish roots and just about everything else you care to throw in the blender.

“Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye’s finest, where you should always expect the unexpected. Gloriously unpredictable, a band to treasure.” – fRoots

Rumour has it that when they played Glastonbury they even managed to make pop publication NME miss a set by no less than REM to stay and dance a Highland Fling.

“Imagine The Orb meeting a ceilidh band in the mind of Irvine Welsh. This is it! Billy Nasty may have mixed pipes and dance on the decks but the Peatbog Faeries can play it live and it blew the audience away.” – Edinburgh Evening News

They’ve a new live album’ Peatbog Faeries Live’ which is aural fireworks from the moment you push play, but there can be no substitute for getting out there and experiencing them first hand.

Peatbog Faeries are appearing at The Atkinson on Saturday 24 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale for £18 (£16 concessions) and are available online at or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.

Please be advised that there is booking fee of £1 per ticket online/phone & 50p over the counter.
Peatbog Faeries
Saturday 24 October
Tickets: £18 (£16 concessions)

*Please be advised that there is booking fee of £1 per ticket online/phone & 50p over the counter.

The Atkinson
Lord Street
In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street
For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333

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About The Atkinson
The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.
The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40 years.


Posted on 18 September 2015 under General news

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