I wish I was down in Somerset next weekend. The very excellent Skerryvore are playing at the Square and Compass Inn in Ashill on Saturday (21st). I was listening to their two previous CDs earlier this morning and thought I’d check their website, only to find they’re going to be down in my old stomping-ground.

Skerryvore are a great local favourite, which is always a sign of a good band. The local high school engage them every year for the “formals” – the end-of-school leaving dances for the sixth-formers. Any gig they play locally sells out fast and they play excellently and joyfully, always good criteria in my book.

So, if you’re in Somerset, or anywhere within travelling distance thereof next Saturday, get along and hear them play. These guys are going to be big.