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Traditional Scottish

Skipinnish Records

Record label
Skipinnish Records

Years active


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Past members
Robert RobertsonRoss Wilson

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom (1999)

Atlantic Roar, Western Ocean, Live From the Ceilidh House, Skipinnish

Robert Robertson, Angus MacPhail, Andrew Stevenson, Alasdair Murray, Ross Wilson

Skerryvore (band), Mànran, Gary Innes


Skipinnish ceilidh house oban

Skipinnish is a traditional Scottish band from the Gàidhealtachd, singing primarily in English. The band (and brand) Skipinnish was created by Angus MacPhail and Andrew Stevenson in 1999 - both studying at the time at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow.


Skipinnish Concert – Homecoming Coll

Skipinnish ceilidh band tillidh mi

Skipinnish brand

The Skipinnish Brand is used in addition to market whisky also in running of two cèilidh houses named Skipinnish Ceilidh House which have been built in Oban and Fort William around the brand.

Skipinnish Records

The band runs its own record label which issues acts such as Skerryvore and Gary Innes. Two compilation albums were released of Skipinnish Records artists: The Deluxe Blend of Highland Music: The Best of Skipinnish Records (2006) and Best from Skipinnish Records, Vol. 2.


Current line-up consists of:

  • Angus MacPhail: Accordion, vocals
  • Andrew Stevenson: Highland bagpipes, small pipes, whistles, fiddle
  • Norrie MacIver: Lead singer, guitar
  • Alasdair Murray: Drums, Highland bagpipes
  • Jonathan Gillespie: Multi-instrumentalist, vocals
  • Rory Grindlay: Drums
  • Earlier members included

  • Robert Robertson: lead singer, guitar
  • Ross Wilson: Piano, bass
  • Regular Guest Musicians
  • Archie McAllister: Fiddle
  • Duncan Nicholson: Small pipes, bagpipes, whistles
  • Kyle Orr: Small pipes, bagpipes, whistles
  • In 2016, Robert Robertson, the lead singer of Skipinnish left the band to form a new band Tide Lines with Ross Wilson, Alasdair Turner and Fergus Munro. Tide Line's debut single is "Far Side of the World" released in June 2016.

    Robertson was replaced in Skipinnish by Norrie MacIver as new lead singer.


  • Skipinnish (2001)
  • Sgurr Mor to Skerryvore (2003)
  • Deoch 'N' Dorus (2005)
  • The Sound of the Summer (2007)
  • Live From The Ceilidh House (2009)
  • Atlantic Roar (2013)
  • Western Ocean (2014)
  • The Seventh Wave (2017)
  • Singles / Videography

  • "Walking on the Waves" (2014) [2]
  • "December" (2014)
  • "The Island" (2015)
  • "Home on the Sea" (2016)
  • "Alive" (2017)
  • Songs

    Walking On the WavesWestern Ocean · 2014
    Land Below the WavesAtlantic Roar · 2013
    Western OceanWestern Ocean · 2014


    Skipinnish Wikipedia