Among the highlights of this year so far for me was the Hebridean Celtic Festival.
I dubbed it ‘probably the best music festival in the world’.
Whether or not others believe that to be true also, it will be etched long in my memory.
Among the reasons for that are a young band called Niteworks.
They describe themselves as Electrad – a fusion of electronica and traditional Scottish music.
Hailing from Skye, Ruairidh Graham, Chris Nicolson, Allan MacDonald and Innes Strachan are amazing to hear live.
They played a set which was like nothing I’d ever enjoyed before.
The crows went nuts for them, footstomping, jigging and cheering throughout as they made their instruments sing.
It was one of those kind of experiences that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, to be frozen in time forever.
I’d been forming a plan in my head to round up a few folk I thought may enjoy it for a night out.
Then out of the blue I get a text message inviting me and Iain along as guests.
We’d met the guys after their gig on Stornoway and had a real good blether.
They were still euphoric from their quite blistering performance and seemed bewildered by the praise lavished upon them by allcomers.
And it’s not just our random opinions, these guys have shown their mettle before.
They have won Gaelic song competitions on BBC Radio nan Gaidhell, were previously crowned winners of the Blas Open Stage.
They also count the likes of Innes Hutton of the Peatbog Faeries among their fans.
The event in Glasgow is another triumph for the guys – it is the launch of their debut EP.
All those who attend also get a free download card to get the EP in full with a support band in Grandma Starflash also playing.
It has all the makings of a great night, so why not join us there.
You can also follow them on Twitter at @NiteworksBand for latest updates on the show.