The Waterboys
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1982
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The Waterboys

The Waterboys Biography (Wikipedia)

The Waterboys are a Scottish folk rock band formed in Edinburgh in 1983 by the Scottish musician Mike Scott. The band's membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, with Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Spiddal, New York and Findhorn serving as homes for the group. Mike Scott is the only constant band member.They have explored a number of different styles, but their music is mainly a mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll. They dissolved in 1993 when Scott departed to pursue a solo career. They reformed in 2000, and continue to release albums and tour worldwide. Scott emphasises a continuity between The Waterboys and his solo work, saying that "To me there's no difference between Mike Scott and the Waterboys; they both mean the same thing. They mean myself and whoever are my current travelling musical companions."

The early Waterboys sound was dubbed "The Big Music" after a song on their second album, A Pagan Place. This style was described by Scott as "a metaphor for seeing God's signature in the world." Waterboys chronicler Ian Abrahams elaborated on this by defining "The Big Music" as, "...a mystical celebration of paganism. It's extolling the basic and primitive divinity that exists in everything ('the oceans and the sand'), religious and spiritual all encompassing. Here is something that can't be owned or built upon, something that has its existence in the concept of Mother Earth and has an ancestral approach to religion. And it takes in and embraces the feminine side of divinity, pluralistic in its acceptance of the wider pantheon of paganism."

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The Waterboys Performances & Interviews


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The Whole of the Moon
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The Whole of the Moon
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Raggle Taggle Gypsy
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Raggle Taggle Gypsy
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Song of Wandering Aengus
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Song of Wandering Aengus
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Fisherman's Blues
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Fisherman's Blues
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Song for the Life
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Song for the Life
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And a Bang on the Ear
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And a Bang on the Ear
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November Tale
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November Tale
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In Search of a Rose
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In Search of a Rose
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Old England
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Old England
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Savage Earth Heart
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Upcoming Events

2
Jul
2017
The Waterboys, Levellers, Sounds of the City, Billy Bragg and Dreadzone
Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, UK
19
Jul
2017
The Waterboys, Imelda May, Lucy Spraggan, Dougie Maclean and November Lights
Unknown venue, Stornoway, UK

Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-26T03:46:07
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Jun
2015
Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

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Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1989
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6n38g
Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989-06-17T03:46:07
17
Jun
1989

Glastonbury: 1989

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1986
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1986-06-20T03:46:07
20
Jun
1986

Glastonbury: 1986

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1984
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1984-06-22T03:46:07
22
Jun
1984

Glastonbury: 1984

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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