Published: 06/08/2014 17:59 - Updated: 06/08/2014 18:14

Bella bands book Ironworks date

Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire
Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire

TWO of this weekend’s Belladrum acts have also booked return visits to Inverness music venue The Ironworks.

North soul band Scooty & The Skyhooks have two dates at The Ironworks on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February following their sell out performance at the venue earlier this year.

The band started in the early 1980s and played to packed dance floors all over the Highlands, but had a break until the band reformed in 2009 for a one off reunion which proved so popular that the band were being offered more an more gigs. Now a 12 piece, recent performances include supporting acts such as Craig Charles, Jools Holland and Runrig and helping Strathpeffer Pavilion mark 10 years since its re-opening.

Another of this weekend’s Bella acts. Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire, will be at The Ironworks on Sunday 12th October on a night featuring artists from Highland based record label Middle Of Nowhere Recordings.

Also on the bill will be Colin Macleod, formerly known as The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Pete Roe and Canadian singer-songwriter Mo Kenney.

Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire released their self-titled album in August 2013 following three acclaimed independent solo records from Hart.

Since then the band have been personally invited by The Late, Late Show host, Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson, to appear on the US chat show for a week long stint as the house band.

Colin Macleod (The Boy Who Trapped The Sun) launched his career after moving to London, where he signed to Geffen Records and released his debut album, Fireplace, in 2010.

The follow up, The Anchor EP, was released in 2013 on Middle of Nowhere Recordings and saw Macleod travel to play gigs in Scandinavia, tour the UK and support Newton Faulkner on his Highland tour.

Pete Roe is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, best known for his work with Laura Marling’s Band, but in 2013 his solo career took centre stage with the launch of his debut album, Our Beloved Bubble, on Middle Of Nowhere Recordings

23-year old Mo Kenney began writing in her early teens, and by the age of 14, she had already done some recording in a small studio in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

Having influences and inspirations drawn from classic and alt.rock artists rather than the traditional singer-songwriter greats, Kenney’s music is summed up as "pop music with a folky twist."

In a break from music, The Ironworks will also host the first ever Inverness ABC Box Cup on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September.

24 boxers will compete over two days for a chance to win this new competition.

Tickets for all these events are now avail online or via the venue box office.

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