Dead Men’s Woodlands Waltz

The Dead Mans Waltz comes to Stornoway
The Dead Mans Waltz comes to Stornoway

AS the nights are drawing in and Halloween approaches, what better time for Skye band The Dead Mans Waltz to take to the road on a Highland and Island tour to celebrate the release of their debut self-titled album.

The four dark-eyed and slightly blue of skin gentlemen wraiths of Hector MacInnes, Leighton Jones, David MacLeod and Magnus Graham will be performing their unique musical/theatrical talents at the Woodlands Centre next Saturday (October 15). And the Stornoway stop-off is certainly one they’re looking forward to, as Leighton says: “Stornoway is always a blast for us. We are always given such a warm welcome!

“We’ve had a great time playing there in the past – for Rapal, at the Woodlands Centre with Claes Cem on our Tune-up Tour and at this year’s Sounds in the Grounds, which was fantastic; so we are really looking forward to heading back.

“I must admit though, we do always seem to wake up with grazed soggy knees...” he chuckles.

The Dead Mans Waltz debut single – Swings and Roundabouts – was released on September 27 and the album due to be out at the end of this month.

For more about the ghostly goings-on, log onto and see today’s Stornoway Gazette (Thursday, October 6) for Leighton’s full interview.