Niteworks are Innes Strachan (synth/keys), Allan MacDonald (pipes), Christopher Nicolson (bass) and Ruairidh Graham (drums). Childhood friends and long-term fellow musicians from the Isle of Skye, Niteworks blur the lines between Scottish traditional, folk and Gaelic music with contemporary electronica, creating a unique and exhilarating sound.
The band have just released their third studio album ‘A’ Ghrian’ to critical acclaim and are gearing up for a busy touring schedule in 2022, including a collaboration with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for a 90 minute show as part of Celtic Connections.
Their spellbinding show combines musical collaboration and visual spectacle, which has won them legions of fans and seen them perform at venues across the UK including a sold out show at the iconic Barrowlands in Glasgow. Festival appearances have included Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, SkyeLive Festival, Rudolstadt Germany and The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo.
The band is also much sought after for their experience with music commissions for high profile national events. In 2018 they created a bespoke score for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay fireworks display in collaboration with BAFTA Award winning composer Dan Jones and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. They composed the soundtrack for the BBC’s multiplatform international media and TV project ‘Speak Gaelic’. Most notably, in 2020 the band joined with Edinburgh’s Hogmanay again to create a soundtrack for their ‘Fare Well’ video project. Featuring a spectacular drone display set to words by Jackie Kay, the Scottish Makar, the project was a huge success with over 10 million views worldwide.
“Niteworks offer a tight, groovy, mesmeric dance performance that leaves you exhausted and dripping in sweat when it’s all over”
Tickets £16- www.ticketsource.co.uk/macarts
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