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Skellig / Press

“For many years, Ladysmith rock band Skellig has emphasized giving back to the community, raising money for the Ladysmith Food Bank in many ways. And now, that community support is an even bigger focus after the band signed with Mighty Speck Records (MSR), a new Victoria-based record label run by James Kasper, founder of the Vancouver Island Music Awards. The label focuses on positive contributions to the local and global community, and each label artist supports a charity of their choice. As well, MSR focuses on youth mentoring, artist development and accessibility for artists. Skellig, a rock band influenced by Irish folk, world and rock music, features Chris, Lisa and Caleb Burness, Mike O'Shaughnessy and his son Will, and Dylan Wickham. The band was a Canadian National Finalist in Hard Rock Rising 2012 and was nominated for Live Act of the Year at the 2013 Vancouver Island Music Awards. The MSR 2014 Summer Tour comes to Ladysmith Friday, Aug. 29 at In the Beantime Cafe.”

“Sheltered is a stunning song. Incredible vocals, superb acoustic & electric guitar playing and solid drumming. Finding music like yours really makes surfing Reverbnation worthwhile. :)”

“Ladysmith Celtic rock band Skellig will soon be playing a live battle of the bands in Toronto. Early last week, the members of Skellig found out they made the top nine in online voting in the first phase of the Hard Rock Rising competition, earning a chance to play live at the Hard Rock Café in Toronto. Electric violin/guitar player Lisa Burness says they are thrilled with the outpouring of support they received during the contest. “We’re very thankful to everyone who voted for us,” she said. “We’re really encouraged by how people responded.” Skellig finished about third out of 300 to 400 bands in the first round of competition with about 400 votes. Skellig will now play a live battle of the bands in Toronto on March 1. Skellig will compete against three other bands, and if they win, they’ll play in the final on March 8. The winner from across Canada will enter the third round, a global competition, which will include another round of online voting.”

“hello and thank you very much for being on my page !! I've always loved the rock/celtic genre and didn't even hesitate to send you guys an invite when I come across your profile!I'm listening to your music right now and I'm loving it !!! Great job you guys ! I'm at " There for me " right now ! Thanks again for the kind comment . Take care , stay in touch and all the best !!! ”

“Sounds graceful yet raw like Neil Young. Nice combination. I'd come and see you guys in a heartbeat if you are in my neck of the woods. Lots of different sounds happening here. Hard rock, celtic, melodic and cool - good pace boys!”

“I really enjoyed Mystery Of Life. I listened to them all, they're all sooo good. You guys are wonderful!”

“You guys rock!! Thanks for sharing your gifts and spreading joy with your music.”

“I'm a HUGE fan of Skellig and can't wait to hear them play at Celebration of Light ... Thank you Skellig for playing … at this year's CBFR! All in, 500 participants and volunteers were blessed by the words and music you offered us...your message and music are powerful!”

“A welcome invasion indeed! Skellig can be heard at the Chemainus Arts Festival April 25. This summer they are booked to play Ladysmith Days and Island Folk Fest. They will also be celebrating the release of their new CD with a concert at the Dancing Bean Café Saturday May 9.”