Sketch describe themselves as “mutant ceilidh techno” but fRoots magazine have also offered a simpler description of an “electro / techno / trad collective” 😉
They released their first album ‘Shed Life’ in May 2012 Sketch which represented about a year’s work. This was followed by a tour of Canada, a sensational appearance at Heb Celt festival and a couple of stonking gigs at Hogmanay.
2015 has been a brilliant if busy year! The ‘difficult second album’, as they described it, ‘Highland Time’ was launched in June and has received some great reviews from various publications including fRoots magazine and The Herald. Iain has also been working as the Musical Director for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s interpretation of RL Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’. The production knits together Sketch tunes from both albums with ambient instrumentals that Iain has adapted for the project.
With a fantastic gig at Feis Na Mara under their belt, Sketch are looking forward to seeing 2016 in with their New Year’s Day gig at The Ceilidh Place and Celtic Connections 2016 on Thursday 21st January at the Oran Mor.