Peatbog Faeries
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Peatbog Faeries

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Aug
13
Peatbog Faeries @ Milwaukee Irish Festival

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Aug
12
Peatbog Faeries @ Banff Centre for the Arts

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Aug
07
Peatbog Faeries @ Edmonton Folk Festival

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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“The most pumping, uplifting and exciting Scottish fusion you’re ever likely to
come across!”
- Rootin Aboot


"Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye's finest, where nothing is as it seems and you should always expect the unexpected….Their new album 'Croftwor'k is a dazzling mix of trad, funk, rock, electronics, brass and cavalier intention; they are, it not at the height of their powers, somewhere approaching….The Peatbog Faeires; gloriously unpredicatable, a band to treasure" - fRoots 2006


“The Peatbog Faeries’ increasingly adventurous melting pot of fragmented fiddle and pipe tunes, deep dub bass lines and all-round spacy electronica comprehensively rocked the house.” - The Scotsman


“Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat. Nothing in the recognisable front line of bagpipes, fiddle, synthesiser, bass and rhythm guitar, with a straight drumkit at the back, prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries” - The Scotsman


“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


Discography

What Men Deserve to Lose - CDBOG003 "the band's music is also intricately layered & skilfully arranged" List Magazine
Croftwork - CDBOG002 "Your home will be the porer for ot owning this joyful, playful, energetic wonder" fRoots
Welcome to Dunvegas - CDBOG001 "the engine room of brass, drums & guitars is red hot" Folkworld
Faerie Stories - CDTRAX214 " This is the future of Celtic music" Internet
Mellowosity - CDTRAX124 "The overall texture is thrilling & full of the unexpected" The Living Tradition

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Bio

Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries have been described as ‘the future of celtic dance music’. They incorporate many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. This is high octane Celtic dance music so be prepared to dance!

In 2005 they won the award for ‘Best Live Act’ at the prestigious Scots Trad Music Awards. Previous highlights for the band have playing the main stage at midnight at Glasgow’s massive Millennium celebrations, televised appearance at Celtic Connections and festival dates at all the main festivals around the World. Their music has been used for several TV and DVD soundtracks, they have undertaken numerous TV and radio performances, as well as being commissioned by Scottish Ballet for an original piece performed for the first time in the Citizen’s Theatre in Glasgow. In 2007 they performed at the BBC Proms in the Park in Glasgow in collaboration with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

“The most pumping, uplifting and exciting Scottish fusion you’re ever likely to come across!” Rootin’ About

"Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye's finest, where nothing is as it seems and you should always expect the unexpected….Their new album 'Croftwork' is a dazzling mix of trad, funk, rock, electronics, brass and cavalier intention; they are, it not at the height of their powers, somewhere approaching….The Peatbog Faeries; gloriously unpredicatable, a band to treasure" Froots May 2006

“The Peatbog Faeries’ increasingly adventurous melting pot of fragmented fiddle and pipe tunes, deep dub bass lines and all-round spacy electronica comprehensively rocked the house.” The Scotsman

“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