St. Mary’s by-the-Sea is once again proud to present these amazingly talented musicians from Scotland who combine their Gaelic roots with a modern youthful vibe. Yes, there will be bagpipes! You will be moved by their nuanced songs and dynamic, high energy tunes. The show is May 28th at 3 p.m.; doors open at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets available for a discount at www.celticsociety.org. $30 advance, $35 door, kids’ prices are available. For more info call or text 831-224-3819.
Don’t miss this opportunity to catch their Pacific Grove show. Here is more about the band:
Daimh, pronounced “Dive,” Gaelic supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music, are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for kinship, they have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco.
With a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The Band are joined by Murdo Cameron on mandola and accordion to complete the instrumental line-up.
Daimh are known working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line-up only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of rapidly rising star, Ellen MacDonald, on vocals.
A long-established favorite at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe, 2014 saw the group win the “Eiserner Eversteiner” European Folk Music Award in the 23nd German Folkherbst competition and also nominated for Folk Band of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards.
From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, they run the full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows. Dàimh have released 5 studio albums to date. Their most recent, Tuneship, once again sees the band blazing a new trail in the Scottish music scene with their own instrumental compositions skillfully integrated with traditional Gaelic Songs.