Peatlemania will have to wait as Tarbert gig postponed – again

Innes Scott, Uilly MacLeod and Calum 'Boydie' MacLeod, known collectively as Peat and Diesel, are committed to gigging in Tarbert when it is safe to do so.

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Fans of the musical phenomenon known as Peat and Diesel will need to wait for their dose of ‘Peatlemania’ in Tarbert after a planned show has had to be postponed – for the third time.

Stornoway sensations Innes Scott, Uilly MacLeod and Calum ‘Boydie’ MacLeod – who play a mix of Scottish folk music and Celtic punk – were originally set to perform in the village hall last September but, in light of the Covid pandemic, organisers West Kintyre Promotions (WKP) took the difficult decision to reschedule to April this year.

With the pandemic ongoing, the April event was also postponed, with a new date of Friday September 17 set.

Despite a rise in Covid-19 cases leading to the decision to cancel Tarbert Music Festival, which was set to take place the same weekend, WKP had hoped the show could go on for Peat and Diesel.

Now, they have decided on a further postponement – but insist the event will take place when it is safe to rearrange it.

‘We felt we had all the correct protocols in place but with Covid cases contiuing to rise in the area, we didn’t want to do anything that might contribute to a further rise,’ said a WKP spokesperson.

‘Peat and Diesel’s Ullapool show was postponed last weekend and we held talks with the band’s management and decided to postpone it for now.

‘We are gutted but the boys are 100 per cent committed to playing in Tarbert and it is going to be one wild night when we get it on!

‘Please everyone hold on to those tickets and we will announce the new date very soon.

‘We’d like to thank everyone for their understanding as we try to navigate through these times.’