DAIMH 2024

By Deane Center For The Performing Arts (other events)

Tuesday, March 12 2024 7:30 PM 9:30 PM EDT

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," Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take on 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 remain the lead
instrumental force, with fellow founding member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The
The band is joined by "new guy" Murdo "Yogi" Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the
instrumental lineup. Daimh have always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current lineup only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of the rapidly rising star in the Gaelic firmament, Ellen Macdonald on vocals. Dàimh has carved a reputation from the bedrock of Gaelic culture... authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a
magnificent range of expression. This could be one of the best Scottish releases of 2014.

Angus MacKenzie: Highland Pipes/Border Pipes/Whistles A Gaelic-speaking piper from Mabou, Cape Breton Island on Canada's East Coast, residing for the past 19 years on the
Isle of Skye. His piping style draws on his strong South Uist roots along with the dance-influenced rhythms of Cape Breton music. 2012 saw Angus and his brother Kenneth nominated for Roots Traditional Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards for their album, Pìob is Fidheall.

Gabe McVarish: Fiddle
Hailing from Northern California, where his family settled after emigrating from Morar, Lochaber, via Prince Edward Island. At the age of 17, Gabe traveled to his ancestral homeland of the Scottish Highlands, where he spent a year studying music under the tutelage of fiddler and tradition bearer Angus Grant Sr. After completing a degree in Scottish music Gabe released a solo album, Eclection, a culmination of fiddle styles and repertoire from both sides of the Atlantic.

Murdo Cameron: Mandola/Mandolin/Accordion
Murdo came from a long line of traditional Gaelic singers and was immersed in music growing up in Glenelg, a wee village a stone's throw across from the Isle of Skye, famous for being twinned with Mars. A member of the Mountain Rescue, Murdo started as an accordion player and piper, who has been a busy guitar accompanist and stringed things enthusiast in the last few years.

Ellen MacDonald
Widely tipped as the most exciting thing to happen to Gaelic song since the invention of the Ceilidh, Ellen MacDonald is fast finding a flock of fans and followers with her natural, smoky voice and individual interpretation of songs covering the entire emotional spectrum of the Gael. Born and raised in Inverness with strong maternal ties to the language and songs of North Uist and Scalpay, Ellen studied at Scotland's only dedicated Gaelic language college, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye. Ellen's acting skills have seen her nominated for 'Best Performance' at the FilmG awards for her role in a Gaelic short film, 'Briste' and landing a pivotal role in the BBC's new Gaelic drama "Bannan".

Ross Martin: Guitar
From Arisaig, though, now lives in neighboring Morar. A fisherman from their early teens until his twenties and now an active member of the Coastguard, Ross has gone on to tour Europe and the U.S. with Irish singer Karan Casey. Ross' unique style of guitar accompaniment has him in demand for numerous projects, including Dual, a collaborative exploration of traditional Gaelic music of Scotland and Ireland by Danù singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoimh and Brave singing sensation Julie Fowlis.

Love, life, loss, and Lochaber: Tuneship displays the growing maturity of a group whose work screams of place but which is rooted firmly in the present. SUNDAY HERALD

Tickets are $30, and we will have table seating, which is the standard for our BYOB shows. There are General Admissions risers in the back of the theatre and the opportunity to rent a table in the middle and front of the theatre. A small table is an additional $5 and seats 2-4 people. A large table is an additional $10 and seats 6-8 people. The only way to rent a table is to call our office at 570-724-6220. If you are sitting at someone else's already reserved table, please write their name in the prompt listed in the buyer questions.

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