Newer friends and supporters might be wondering who or what Saor Patrol is. Basically, it’s a Celtic rock band with a mission – to raise awareness of Scottish culture, and, more specifically, to raise funds and awareness to build Duncarron Medieval Village.
The Clanranald Trust for Scotland founder and Chief, Charlie Allan, had the idea for putting the band together during the filming of the 1999 Ridley Scott movie ‘Gladiator’ (the movie which also began Charlie’s friendship with Russell Crow).
Charlie taught himself how to play the bagpipes, and ‘informed’ some friends – including current band members Mark and Kev – that they would be forming a band with him! Steve brought his guitar skills to the band in 2010, and the current line-up was completed by Andre in 2015.
The band has played around the world, and everywhere they play, they find new friends who support our Duncarron Village project.
You can see Saor Patrol play live – at a rare Scottish gig – at our Spirit of Duncarron 2017 event.
You can learn more about the band members by clicking on this link to the official Saor Patrol website: http://www.saorpatrol.com/the-band
More info about Spirit – including online ticketing – can be found by navigating to the event using the site’s ‘Events’ tab, or by clicking HERE.
Image: Official Saor Patrol poster, created by friend of the trust Marcel Bahnen of ImageworX.nl