Bensider was originally intended to be a solo project by singer/songwriter Graham Maciver but over time it has developed into a collective of talented musicians who provide an exhilarating musical backdrop to Graham’s songs. Much of his original material is inspired by his upbringing on the Isle of Lewis.
Benside is the name of the Village where Graham was brought up on the Isle of Lewis and to Islanders, he is of course a “Bensider” because of that.
Bensider music is hard to categorise and is influenced by many genres but is probably best described as acoustic, swingy folk with a dark edge.
We are delighted to be welcoming them to the An Lanntair stage for the first time.