The story began when three Stornoway coves (Innes, Uilly and Boydie) met up in the house to have the craic on a Saturday night playing music with just the dog
The story began when three Stornoway coves (Innes, Uilly and Boydie) met up in the house to have the craic on a Saturday night playing music with just the dog and the cat watching. After a few tunes getting thrown across the room Boydie started muttering a few sentences. As he is a man of few words no attention was really given to him until he shouted ‘Quick, line me out!’ Not a second to spare a set of old broken headphones were cable tied to a guitar amp and out came a few cobwebs, followed shortly after with a sound nobody had ever heard before. What came next was five gallons of lyrics. Verse after verse, song after song – Peat and Diesel was born! The songs won’t make much sense to the average person, but the person behind the lyrics isn’t your average man so if you have a listen and you can relate to it you are a special breed!
Selling out Glasgow’s iconic Barrowlands in one day has seen the band turn a corner in the public eye and with the second album, Light My Byre, takes you on a journey to the heart of the Western Isles, where #peatlemania was born. You might have time for a brandy in the ‘Airidh’ but don’t miss your ride in Calum Dan’s Transit Van, we ain’t stopping till we lose the water!
(Thursday) 7:30 pm
Empire Music Hall
Botanic Avenue Belfast