Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece traditional Irish band from Dublin who, judging by the response to their high standard of performances to date, are destined for great things…we couldn’t agree more. It’s rewarding to see a traditional band like this garnering such praise today. They make it clear that they are hugely influenced by the past masters of Irish music such as Tommy Potts, Michael Coleman and Séamus Ennis, as well as some of the contemporary artists of the last 40 years such as Planxty, The Chieftains and The Gloaming.
Here they are performing on RTE’s The Late Show:
Last year saw them compete at the Festival Interceltique du Lorient where, after five successful performances, they were awarded the Loic Raison Trophy (previously won by such groups as The Bothy Band, Clannad and Danú). They return again this year to perform on the 2nd & 3rd of August. They are also performing at this year’s Gate to Southwell Folk Festival in Nottinghamshire between 5-8th June 2014.
With a self-titled debut EP already under their belts, they are preparing for their debut album which will be released towards the end of 2014.