Fri16Feb20187:30 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre
Gaelic Supergroup and unchallenged champions of straight-in-the-eye Highland music, DAIMH, come to Zumbrota on Feb. 16, 2018, at 7:30pm. From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, they run the full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows.
DAIMH is based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for "kinship," DAIMH (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary interpretation of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco. With a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus MacKenzie and Gabe McVarish remain the lead instrumental force with fellow founding member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The Band are joined by "new guy" Murdo "Yogi" Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the instrumental line up.
DAIMH has always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line up only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of the rapidly rising star in the Gaelic firmament, Ellen MacDonald on vocals. DAIMH has carved a reputation from the bedrock of Gaelic culture... authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression.
DAIMH has released 5 studio albums to date. Their most recent, Tuneship, once again sees the band blazing a new trail in the Scottish music scene with their own instrumental compositions skillfully integrated with traditional Gaelic Songs. With love, life, loss and Lochaber, Tuneship displays the growing maturity of a group whose work screams of place but which is rooted firmly in the present.