Hello October

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So, the summer seems to have dissapeared all of a sudden and Autumn is upon us. I’ve been kept quite busy over the last few months with various projects and, for the first time in a long time, I’ve spent most of it at home in Scotland. I usually look forward to the tours abroad in the summer, but it’s … Read More

Recent CD Releases

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I’m featured on the following recently released CD’s : Julie Fowlis – Cuilidh (available to buy direct from Julie’s website) Maeve Mackinnon – Don’t Sing Lovesongs (on Foot Stompin Records) Archie McAllister – Fiddler’s Rock (on Skipinnish Records) Read more […]

July Update

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Hi folks, sorry for the lack of updates recently. Here’s what’s been going on over the last wee while. I was fortunate enough to be involved in a project by Aidan O’Rourke called “The Well”. This was a commission by An Tobar, the arts centre in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, as part of their 10th Year Anniversary. The … Read More

Bodhrán Beat

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Well, I had a great time there teaching @ the Bodhrán Beat weekend in Edinburgh. There was about 60 bodhrán players signed up for the weekend. I’m well aware that’s most people’s idea of a nightmare and I’m sure there’s plenty of jokes about that number of bodhrán players in 1 room :-) but it was great fun! The other … Read More

When in Rome…

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Had a brilliant time out in Rome last week, where I was teaching bodhrán at the Rome Irish Fleadh. Huge thanks to all the organisers for inviting me out and looking after me so well. For me it was heaven, enjoying the best food & fine wine that only Italy can offer. I was in good company too. The other … Read More

What day is it?

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…I’ve lost track! So it’s been a busy couple of months, lots been happening. Celtic Connections saw me through till the beginning of February. I had a blast. I was kept on my toes with 10 gigs in total and a handful of late night Festival Club slots as well! Got to catch up with loads of old friends that … Read More

January Madness

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Where has the time gone? Almost the end of January now. It’s been a busy month so far. Celtic Connections is still in full swing at the moment and i’ve had some great gigs so far and a few still to come. I had a good gig with Dochas right at the start of the festival and was on a … Read More

In the studio with Box Club

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Hi folks, this week i’ll be in the studio with Box Club as we start work on our debut album. We’ve no schedule for completion or release as yet, but i’ll be sure to update on any news. I’ll hopefully get some pics up soon as well.

On the road with Flook

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I was honoured to be on the road this past week with Flook, filling in (or trying to:-) for John Joe Kelly. I’ve been a massive Flook fan for years, so it was a real buzz. We had some great gigs in York, Kendal, Bury and Maghull.