Monday, 25 June 2012

2012 Headliner - the Peatbog Faeries

Montelago organizers are choosy about their main acts, and 2012 is no different. This year the Peatbog Faeries take the main stage on Saturday night/Sunday morning at 1:00am, bringing their unique blend of Celtica and a smorgasbord of other influences to the expectant and appreciative Montelago community.

Hailing from the Isle of Skye in the Hebrides, the Peatbog Faeries have been described as the future of Celtic dance music. Traditional jigs invite in the worlds of jazz, hip hop, reggae, and techno, as their traditional sounds blend with the beat of electronica in a forceful fusion that leads to but one inevitable audience reaction - dance.

Their bold Celtic sound, fashioned from high-energy melodies and backed by a rhythmic power designed to accelerate the heart beat, has raised the roof on stages all over the world, winning numerous awards such as the Best Live Act at the prestigious Scots Trad Music Awards. Their music has also found its way on to soundtracks for a variety of DVDs and radio and television programs, including a performance in Glasgow for the BBC's Proms in the Park in collaboration with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

The band's inventive and originality approach to their material gift their audiences with a high-voltage live performance which is never predictable, and where anything is possible.

Noteworthy among their works, 2009's Live captures the excitement of the live performance, while Dust, released in 2011, follows a new path for the band, and is astounding listeners everywhere.

Band members:
Peter Morrison - bagpipes, flutes
Peter Tickell - fiddle
Innes Hutton - bass, percussion
Tom Salter - guitar
Graeme Stafford - keyboards
Haikney Stuart - drums

Sample tracks can be found on the Montelago Celtic festival web site at, with more info on the band's ownsite at

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