Last year I played and sang in more than twenty of the stately homes and castles in Scotland. My most frequent “haunts”were: Dundas Castle (near Edinburgh); Culzean Castle (Ayrshire); Glamis castle (Angus); Culcreuch Castle (near Glasgow); Dalmeny House (near Edinburgh) and Stirling Castle.
I also entertained guests at Gleneagles Hotel (Perthshire), Turnberry Hotel (Ayrshire), and on ocean liners including the QE2 (twice)
I have also played clarsach and sung at Burns’ Suppers as far afield as Munich (Germany) and Stavanger (Norway) and at a Scottish Evening in the Natural History Museum in Kensington, London.
Other trips abroad include the L’Orient Celtic Festival in Brittany, France (three times) and Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A., where I represented Europe at a dinner featuring musicians from all six continents.
My engagements for the forthcoming year include visits to several stately homes and castles that are “new” to me ,and I look forward to performing in “uncharted territory", as well as renewing old acquaintances.
Telephone 01786 465065
majority of my work is as a soloist, but I also perform as a duo with the
LORNA SWAN: In addition to my clarsach,guitar and vocals, Lorna provides fiddle
clarsach,guitar and vocals. In July,2002, we hope to release
our first album as a duo.
Engagements together include our recent trip to
Indiana,U.S.A.,where we represented Europe at a dinner
featuring artists from all six continents.
BRYCE McCULLOCH: Bryce is resident piper at Culzean Castle, where I have played clarsach at weddings and dinners for the past ten years. During this time we have worked together as soloists and also as a duo.In addition to my clarsach, guitar and vocals, Bryce plays the Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes and accordian.
Bryce has his own website (with pictures) that you can view :