Line Up

Gig at the Gathering

Friday 29th August 2024

TORRIDON

After an electrifying performance on The Cowal Live Music Tent stage on Saturday in 2023, we are delighted that Torridon are headlining this year’s Gig at the Gathering.

Folk Rock Highlanders TORRIDON have built up a reputation for rocking venues and festivals throughout Scotland, including BELLADRUM’S TARTAN HEART, THE GATHERING, LOOPALLU, MULL, KILLIN, EDF& BUTEFEST Festivals. They have had huge performances at the IRONWORKS Inverness, Glasgow’s O2 ACADEMY and Aberdeen’s LEMON TREE. Not only has their success seen their entertaining Folk/Rock scintillating performances stir up the nation in Scotland, the band have also had European success with events in Ukraine, Italy and most notably PARIS, France and very recently HAMDEN PARK, GLASGOW entertaining the crowd before the Scotland v Portugal Football match. The Band stole the show at the biggest EVER Red Hot Highland Fling at the Inverness NEW YEAR party in front of a staggering 15,000 plus crowd at the Northern Meeting Park, alongside fellow Scottish Folk Rockers Skipinnish.

Prior to the Covid Pandemic, Torridon Launched their THIRD single, LIGHTHOUSE as a direct attack on the stigma related to Men’s Mental health, featuring Still Game’s Methadone Mick, Scott Reid. Giving the band a strong platform for any festival stage to create a buzz that is rarely replicated.

THE LAURETTES

The Laurettes are an up and coming Scottish band made up of all female musicians and have been described as a ‘Powerful Indie Folk Fusion band with a Celtic Rock twist.’ The girls are an energetic all female band making big noise around Scotland, the UK and very soon to be further afield. The Laurettes have frequented the Festivals such as Tiree Music Festival, Islay Whisky Festival, Mull Music Festival and Rally, Doune The Rabbit Hole, Eden, Lindisfarne, Bute Fest, The Edinburgh Fringe and many more. The girls have been sought after support act for numerous well established musicians in the industry such as The View’s own Kyle Falconer, The Hedrons and The Silencers in SWG3, Colonel Mustard and will be joining Skerryvore and Trail West in the finale of their Winter Tour.  They have become well known and cherished for their ‘electric positive vibes’, alongside their energy and ability to get the full crowd involved in their performances.

Audiences can be seen doing the ‘HEAVE HO’ to ‘Techno Viking’ and ‘Jivin’ and Vibin’ to ‘Dopamine’ and many more original songs. The girls successes became known after winning BT Murrayfield’s Scottish Playlist 2021 and playing to over 60,000 Rugby fans, when their debut single ‘Home Bird’ reached no1 multiple times in the Amazon charts after radio play on BBC stations, Celtic Music Radio and many more! 2023 saw the launch of their debut album and a second round of a tour!’

REELY JIGGERED

“Make way for a fresh genre-an energetic mix of Scottish traditional and world fusion-thisband really are alternative.”The Jam, Glasgow.

Reely Jiggered, 02 ABC Winners of SoundWaveMusic Competition, are bursting with talent, alive with creativity and live to perform. They are inspired by Celtic Folk music, intrigued by Worldbeats and melodies and are an interesting and unique fusion of funk, rock, pop and jazz taking folk music to new heights. Highly successful artists in their own right, founder members Alison McNeill (fiddle & vocals),Fiona McNeill (guitar, bodhran, vocals) and Mark Norris (drums) bring together their own musical tastes and talents to create a new brand of folkmusic. To go to one of their gigs is to be taken on a heady musical journey with furious fiddling, haunting traditional melodies, self-penned songs and eastern reel twists by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland trained Alison McNeill and sound designer sister Fiona McNeill. They are a uniquely rich visual and aural experience with a soaring diva soprano, the beauty of acoustic instruments, revved up by driving bass lines, wah-wah pedals and rocked up rhythms. Reely Jiggered is a powerhouse of diverse musicians who use their different musical backgrounds to create an exotic, unusual, inspiring and unique musical signature. As one of Scotland’s most interesting bands, they have headlined at International Festivals including Celtival(Italy), Volmarstein(Germany), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Eden Festival (Scotland) and Musica en Verano(Mexico), Cosmovitral(Mexico), The Lyre (Tokyo) and Minami Aizu Concert Hall (Japan). In Scotland, they have appeared in top venues such as Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, 02 abc, The Garage and the Oran Mor. They have toured Pakistan four times for the British High Commission promoting gender equality in Lahore, Islamabad and Sialkot. Most recently the band performed in Nairobi, Kenya and are set to perform in Virginia, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Kenya this year as well as festivals around the UK. Their self-titled debut album, released in 2011 to critical acclaim, received airplay in Australia, Germany, Mexico and America and has been featured on BBC Radio 3and BBC Radio Scotland. Their second album “Kaleidoscope” was “Album of the Week” in September 2014 on Celtic Music Radio with Alan Grant describing it as “such a stunning collection of music by the most talented of musicians. It’s a while since I’ve been so excited about an album that I feel will liveforever.

“Tricky Terrain” is Reely Jiggered’s third album released in 2020. The album takes its inspirationfrom the band’stravels and their home by the River Clyde. Alison McNeill’s compositions andlyrics are a reflection of the landscape, the people, the light and the water. New works aresupported by atmospheric arrangements of songs of a past resident of the band’s coastal home–Robert Burns. Dai Jeffries offolking.comsaid of their version of Auld Lang Syne “If we had atrack-of-the-year award this would get my vote.” This album is current, exploring politics,mental health and world issues. Sewn into this latest output is a celebration of Scottish Cultureand Cultural Diversity.Reely Jiggered are passionate about the fusion of world music and enjoy creating cross-cultureevents. They have worked with Indian dancers, the Bangla Centre in Glasgow, Syrian refugees inInverclyde and La Cameraderia in Mexico. They have set up projects working with young peoplekeeping Live Music, Culture and Heritage alive in the community and beyond.

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