Sketch

Highland Time
Released 27th June 2015



Shed Life
Released 28th May 2012




Sketch will be joining Dolphin Boy to celebrate the release of his new album in Arisaig, 14th July 2018.



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Guess What


Released on 27th June 2015

What the …? - R2 Magazine

Sketch merrily hop from remix to acoustic and back, displaying a huge slice of wit and awareness as they power onward through twelve tracks which only those with cloth ears could fail to appreciate. - Froots Mag

Highland Time

“Following on from their debut album Shed Life, Highland Time is the new release from techno-trad fusion group, Sketch. Cultivated by percussionist and programmer Iain Copeland, Sketch’s sound is rooted firmly in traditional music with branches that extend into the realm of modern dance beats. Featuring a host of Scotland’s finest musical talent. With vocals from Gaelic singer Darren Maclean and a guest appearance by Maeve Mackinnon, the album truly showcases the vibrancy of Scotland’s traditional music scene. Highland Time isn’t a collision of the old with the new – with traditional sounds of the fiddle and the pipes soaring above a subculture of electro bass and percussive loops – it is a bold statement of the here and the now.”

Guess What


Released on 28th May 2012

“Definitely one of the best Scottish albums of 2012” – Living Tradition

Shed Life

Shed Life was released on an unsuspecting public in May 2012. We've a limited amount of the original pressing left, so if you want one, order now!

"Spearheading a radical new wave of Celtic-based dancefloor sounds, Sketch is the latest brainchild of ex-Peatbog Faeries/Session A9 drummer and producer Iain Copeland, and the perfect roof-raising act. With Iain on percussion and programming, the line-up also features the stunning Gaelic vocals of Maeve MacKinnon, with fiddler Neil Ewart and Steven Blake/Fraser Shaw on pipes and whistles and Chris Waite on guitar. Self-styled as “traditional music for the 21st century”, Sketch splice inspired instrumental and vocal work with powerhouse, live loops, beats and grooves. The band’s freewheeling improvisational prowess offer an exciting and dynamic live experience, as proved by several incendiary festival performances during summer 2011."


Skye Records
Isle Of Skye
Scotland