Red Dirt Skinners kick off Fergus Grand Theatre Presenting Series

Posted On Monday October 18, 2021

CENTRE WELLINGTON –Described by Roots Music Canada as “The Pink Floyd of Folk Music” the Red Dirt Skinners are the multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalist husband and wife team of Rob and Sarah Skinner. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative acts to come out of the UK in recent years they will make their debut on the Fergus Grand Theatre stage on October 29th.

“It’s great to have the lights back on,” said Theatre Coordinator Eric Goudie. “People have missed seeing live performances just as much as we’ve missed putting them on.  Their music is exactly what we need right now, and the perfect way for us welcome audiences back.”

The first act in history to achieve accolades at both the British Blues and British Country Awards, the duo’s unique sound also won them folk/roots album of the year and Alternative Album of the year in several polls across the UK and North America and saw them nominated duo of the year at the International Acoustic Music Awards. If you like songs influenced by Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Supertramp, Queen, David Bowie coupled with some epic storytelling, humour and heartfelt emotions, you'll love a Red Dirt Skinners concert.

In July 2017 it was deemed by Canadian Immigration that the Red Dirt Skinners were "performers of a world class level" and they were invited to become Canadian residents. Having already completed several successful Canadian tours, the Skinners were thrilled and honoured at the invitation and took up residency almost immediately. The duo’s album, Under Utopian Skies, is a testament to their love of Canada and is described by Classic Rock Magazine as ““Substantial, beautifully rendered folk music”.

Their newest album, Bear With Us, is scheduled for release on October 22nd, just a week before their Fergus show. The album is a triumph to positive thinking, at a time when we could all use a boost. Be prepared for laugh out loud lyrics, followed by songs sure to pull at your heartstrings.

Tickets are $35 each. Health and Safety protocols will be in effect for all events, and proof of vaccination will be required for admission. Tickets are available in the box office, by phone at 519-787-1981, or online at


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