MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2018 - Dance Band of the Year Nominee
Màrtainn Skene Highland Dance Band is a very traditional coming together of accordion, fiddle, piano, double bass and drums. Our music is retrospective of the old West Highland dance music, in style and material, with a focus on exploring the roots of our music with a punchy, driving sound.
We have been fortunate enough to travel all over Scotland and England (and Italy most recently!) playing for cèilidh and Scottish Country Dances in village halls and at international festivals (RSCDS Spring Fling 2018; Intervarsity Folk Dance Festival 2017).
The band was featured on BBC Radio Scotland's "Take the Floor" programme in September 2017, and was invited back for a second session - as a newly-expanded six-piece lineup - which went out in September 2018, followed most recently by a third session in April 2020 .