Niteworks launch new album to sell-out crowd

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Skye band Niteworks celebrated in style recently when they held a local launch of their well-received album ‘NW’ in Broadford.

In the village hall (pictured), where 250 fans thronged to join the party, the sound of Celtic/electronic fusion was pumped out between 9pm on a Saturday, spilling over into Sunday morning. In addition to the core members, the four-piece were joined on stage by Andrew MacPherson on percussion, Fiona MacAskill on fiddle, and Ellen Macdonald and Donald Macdonald on vocals.

“The night was a great success,” said band manager Michael Pellegrotti. “Broadford Hall was packed out for what was Niteworks first solo gig on Skye in nearly three years. With the crowd singing along to the majority of songs, both in Gaelic and English, it’s fair to say they were definitely left wanting more at the end.”

Niteworks are already booked to appear at a number of UK festivals next year, although as their organisers have not yet announced the line up those appearances must remain undisclosed, said Mr Pellegrotti. One festival that has confirmed their Niteworks booking is Groove CairnGorm in Aviemore next March.

Last Saturday Niteworks appeared before the Peatbog Faeries in the opening of the MG Alba Trad Awards in Dundee’s Caird Hall. They are also due to embark on a Scottish tour next spring.