Dàimh Gaelic Super Group
The un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music, Daimh Gaelic Super Group are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. The Gaelic Super Group was formed near the turn of the century, taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship”. Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco.
Bagpipes and Fiddle
With a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin on Guitar. The band are joined by Murdo “Yogi” Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the instrumental line up. – excerpt from https://www.daimh.net/
Their first two independent albums releases were, Moidart to Mabou (2000) and Pirates of Puirt (2004). In 2007 they added the vocal talents of Calum Alex MacMillan (Mod Gold Medallist) and released Crossing Point on the Greentrax label. This album was produced with long-time friend and producer Iain MacDonald and included the legendary Calum Malcolm.
Daimh Gaelic Super Group’s History
Daimh’s fourth studio album, Diversions, was released in 2010. This contained a mixture of high-energy and fast-flowing music from the Gaelic tradition.
After their first personnel change in 14 years Daimh returned stronger than ever with an exciting new line up. This brought their 5th album, Tuneship, featuring the band’s own compositions. Included were songs by Damian Helliwell from the Isle of Eigg on mandolin and banjo. Griogair Labhruidh made his impressive debut with the band on vocals with three songs sourced from his ancestral homeland of Ballachulish.
2014 saw The Gaelic Super Group win the “Eiserner Eversteiner” European Folk Music Award in the 23nd German Folkherbst competition and nominated for Folk Band of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards. The band added Murdo Cameron on mandola who also brought the accordian, a first time for Dàimh’s history.” – Excerpt from https://www.daimh.net/the-band/