View Full Version : Canadian Duo, Red Dirt Skinners, are on their way to Wick!

12-May-17, 14:22
“One of the best duos in the business” Blues In Britain Magazine
“A sparkling and refreshing antidote to the world of musical blandness” Cashbox Canada

The PPP are delighted to be hosting The Red Dirt Skinners, a genre-busting husband-wife duo, who continue to make musical waves. They are the first act in history to achieve accolades at the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards, plus the distinction of finalists in the Folk category for the UK Songwriting Awards.
The current album, Behind The Wheel was nominated Album of the Year at the International Acoustic Music Awards and voted Folk/Roots Album of the Year in several polls. With male and female harmonies blending together as one voice and Sarah’s trademark soprano saxophone solos, you will be swept along by the refreshingly different approach to an evening of music making with this husband and wife duo.
Five critically acclaimed albums to the good, The BBC described the Red Dirt Skinners as “taking the music scene by storm.” They have a natural rapport with their audiences and their live shows are a wonderful experience; a musical journey to remember. Be prepared for laugh out loud lyrics, followed by songs sure to pull at your heartstrings. Rob and Sarah Skinner will steal your hearts.

The Red Dirt Skinners will be performing on Sunday 18th June at 7:30pm, in the Pulteneytown People’s Project, Huddart Street, Wick. Tickets cost £12 and are either available in person at the centre, or you can purchase them over the phone for collection. This may be the only chance to see the first band in history to succeed at both the British Country and British Blues Award locally and within Caithness.

Previously, we have the BLAS festival use our facilities, we regularly host the Caithness Orchestra for their concerts and we are working in partnership with Lyth Arts Centre to hold bigger shows. Our hall is acoustically designed to give the best sound, so we are looking forward to hearing the Red Dirt Skinners perform. We are keen to build up a handful of live music events each year to use our facilities to its maximum potential. Our Event’s Co-ordinator, Julie Simpson, helps to get events such like this off the ground and to the local community. She and these events are helped funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Robertson Trust.

The PPP are in the business of creating a community centre for everyone. You can find our more about the Red Dirt Skinners on their website www.reddirtskinners.com (http://www.reddirtskinners.com/) or on social media sites. To learn more about the PPP and the events we run, you can visit www.pppwick.org.uk (http://www.pppwick.org.uk/)