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Sileas Sinclair Trio

The cosy environment of the Royal Hotel, Portree welcomed a large number of members and friends of the Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club to their March meeting which kicked off in fine style as compere Jim Campbell invited on stage one of the Club’s rising stars, accordionist Emily Matheson. Emily soon had the audience warmed up with three superb solo sets to be followed by duets from Ellie MacPherson on accordion and Julia Rudram on fiddle. Next to entertain was solo violinist Wendy Riva with her usual polished performance. Another duo was the delightful combination of box and cello of the Galbraith sisters, Jocelyn on accordion and Elsa on cello, with some beautifully arranged sets. There was a welcome return to the Club by accordionist John MacKay who had travelled all the way from Letterfearn and who produced a couple of lively sets accompanied on keyboard by guest bandleader Sileas Sinclair to the delight of an appreciative audience. Completing the local contingent it was fine young accordionist Radachan MacKinnon of Sleat accompanied on second box by Eilidh McFadyen who kept the music flowing and audience feet tapping. Special guest band of the night was The Sileas Sinclair Trio who put on a display of top class music with their vibrant and varied programme. The band were led by the very talented Sileas Sinclair from Connel on piano accordion, backed by guitarist and vocalist Sarah Sinclair and popular drummer Hugh McCallum who is no stranger to the Skye Club stage. A great performance and all too soon it was time to close the evening with many of the participating musicians joining the guest band on stage for a rousing traditional “stramash”. The next Club night will be in the Royal Hotel as usual on Thursday 5th April when special guests will be The Sandy Nixon Scottish Dance Band, an evening not to be missed!

John Grundy


Alasdair MacLeod Trio
2nd May 2019

Andy Philip Duo
4th April 2019

Gillian Stevenson Band
Thursday 7th March 2019

Charlie Kirkpatrick Trio
7th February 2019

Colin Donaldson Duo
10th January 2019

Isle of Skye (Photograph)