Glasgow, Scotland’s ‘bareknuckle pipes and drums’ sensation, Albannach, returns to Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury with their charismatic reinventions of traditional tunes and larger-than-life odes to their Scottish-Gaelic heritage. A single brazen bagpipe cuts through the group’s bodhrán and bass-drum driven anthems, while fiery electric guitar licks, haunting lilting vocals and mystical round didgeridoo tones create a soundscape that feels both ancient and modern. Founded in 2005 by a group of musicians and historical reenactors, Albannach has taken the nation by storm with their energetic, exciting live shows and enchanting signature style of Scottish pipes and drums music.
Albannach’s 2005 self-titled debut album was voted “Album of the Year” in the Celtic Radio Music Awards, with the track “Albacadabra” winning in the bagpipes category of the awards and the band taking home the title of “Artist of the Year.” In addition to releasing four more full-length albums, the group tours extensively across the U.S. and U.K. and frequently performs at the Highland Games held annually throughout Scotland. The group was the subject of the 2014 documentary “Scotumentary,” which followed the group as they traversed North America and Scotland.