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Also known as Obair Oidhche
Origin Isle of Skye, Scotland
Genres Electronica, house, Celtic fusion
Years active 2007–present
Website Official Myspace
Members Innes Strachan
Allan MacDonald
Christopher Nicolson
Ruairidh Graham

Niteworks (also known by the Scottish Gaelic Obair Oidhche) is an Electronic Celtic fusion band from the Isle of Skye. The band are known for writing new songs in Scottish Gaelic and melding the bagpipes and traditional Gaelic songs such as puirt a beul with techno and house beats.[1]


Niteworks came together in early 2008. Shortly after forming, the band won several awards including the Rapal song contest with "Nam Aonar san Fonn". Niteworks' name comes from a sample of an old Gaelic speaker referring to "Obair Oidhche" or Night Work.[2]

Niteworks have covered Runrig's "Chi mi 'n Geamhradh", and actively write songs in both Gaelic and English.

The band played the Hebridean Celtic Festival in 2011 and were described as the "band of the night".[3] They have played the Tartan Heart Festival and also DJ frequently, independently of their live act.

They also played in the bells for New Year 2012 at Bogbain Farm, Inverness, which was fully booked on the night.

Their debut release Niteworks : Obair Oidhche was released on 15 October 2011. This release has been acclaimed and is attracting a larger fan-base to the group. A regular sight at their gigs is the "One Man Island Raver".[1]

Band Members[edit]

Names also given in Scottish Gaelic:

  • Innes Strachan, Aonghas Strachan (Vocals/Keyboards)
  • Allan MacDonald, Ailean Domhnallach (Bagpipes/Keyboards)
  • Christopher Nicolson, Crisdean MacNeacail (Bass Guitar)
  • Ruairidh Graham, Ruairidh Greumach (Drums)



  1. ^ "School Pupils set to take stage with Niteworks". Hebridean Celtic Festival Trust. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Knockengorroch". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "HebCelt Thursday evening". Folk and Roots - Festivals 2011. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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