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Skipinnish looks forward to the 'extra magic' of a Christmas show in Inverness after such a long wait to play to fans

By Margaret Chrystall

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Skipinnish will headline a special festive show – Live @ Xmas – in Inverness Leisure Centre on Friday, December 10.

After a tough, forced hiatus, the band says it is eager to get back on stage to perform its original Celtic songs and tune sets to live audiences.

Skipinnish announce festive date. Picture: Andrew King
Skipinnish announce festive date. Picture: Andrew King

Being able to celebrate together in the one place in the Highlands at Christmas is perfect, they say.

LCC Live presents the show – the promoter's first live event in almost two years.

Skipinnish says it very much appreciates the continued support of fans through the pandemic and is excited to now move forward and once again share the music and classic anthems, such as Walking On The Waves, The Island, Alive and Western Ocean, in the unique atmosphere of a live concert – a reinvigorated band, amazing fans and a Christmas party!

Skipinnish songwriter and accordionist, Angus MacPhail said: “This will be our first Highland gig in nearly two years and what a way to set off the Christmas season – an exclusive show in the Highland Capital!

"Inverness audiences are always incredible and after such a long wait this concert will have an extra magic!

"The time of year, the location, the long wait and working with Les, Claire and the LCC team again, mean this gig is one we are all really excited about!”

Claire Kidger, director of LCC Live, commented: “As we start to see the return of live events across the UK, we’re excited to announce our first live show of 2021. And, who better to celebrate that milestone with than Skipinnish!

“We know from conversations with the band that they’re really looking forward to picking up their instruments once again and experiencing the joys of playing to their fans in the Highlands.

"Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

"Come and join us, and let’s make it a night to remember!”

Tickets for this limited capacity show at Inverness Leisure Centre go on sale at 9am on Friday (September 3) from Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk; by phone 0844 888 9991).

Tickets are also available from Cafferys Menswear in Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness.

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