Everyone loves pirates. Skulls and crossbones, parrots, wooden legs , rum and ‘Harr, Harr, me hearty’s’. So when I heard that Alestorm were playing in the Students Union last night I couldn’t help but go. In full pirate regalia, naturally.
Anyway, Alestorm was pretty good, even if the keytair did need retuning half way through. If you get the chance to go and see them, it’ll be a laugh. If you want to survive without bruises I would advise avoiding the mosh pit!
The main down point of the night was the disparaging remarks about Vikings, which is why I think Turisas is better. Olli Vanska in Turisas is also amazing on the violin!:)