The line up
Andy Low -
Andy Started at the age of 7 with the Camelon Pipe band under tuition for Dougie Mc Nicol. He worked his way from there to Stirling schools then onto The Royal Burgh of Stirling pipe band whare me met Stuart Cassels (founding member of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers) who became is teacher for a short time. In 2004 he was one of the pipers to play Centre stage with the Darkness and one of the first named gigs of the red hot chilli pipers.
Andy has worked his way up through the Grades in pipe bands Playing with Lothian Borders Police, the Vale of Athol just to mention a few…. Through his Career he has Played all over Scotland at most of the countries Stately homes and Castles, he has also travelled to France Germany Switzerland Italy China, Taiwan, America. As part of 7 Scots Reserves he has taken part in several military tattoos in Basel, Norfolk Virginia, Hong Kong just to mention a few.
His pipe band time, for now has taken a bit of a backseat with the ever mounting privet and corporate functions, He is the resident Piper at Gleneagles and can be found there in normal times 3 to 4 days a week, He also still gigs with the Red Hot chilli Pipers as well as traveling a few times a year with friends including Traveling Scots
Jacqui Smith from Stronsay, Orkney
I’ve in several bands starting off with the Stronsay’s Silver Darlings who I produced 3 CDs with.
I then joined the Birsay Boys at 12 years old, playing fiddle and vocals for weddings, show dances, harvest homes, folk festival etc.
Currently in a band called The Gablos who compose of 6 musicians from all over Orkney. We focus mainly on Scottish dance music however we play and sing a variety of different styles including folk, modern, country and rock. A versatile, good fun band!
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Gemma Donald & Alan Small
Alan Small hails from a village in the heart of Fife called Dunshalt. He started playing the accordion at seven years old and quickly became an established name from a very early age starting The Lomond Ceilidh Band at the tender age of fourteen. Having won many prizes over the years competing in all major competitions accross the country, most recently Alan claimed the title of All Scotland Senior Traditional Solo Accordion Champion having won the title at Perth Festival in 2018 and also managing to retain his title from the previous year as Senior Traditional Accordion Champion at the NAAFC Championships in Grangemouth in March 2019.
As well as being one of the most energetic and dynamic exponents of traditional Scottish music, Alan is accomplished in a variety of other styles including classical, continental and jazz just to name a few. He is also a very well respected teacher and has many pupils from all ages and abilities, some of whom have gone on to have successful musical careers of their own
Gemma Donald comes from a very musical background and has been playing fiddle since the age of seven. Originally from Whiteness in Shetland, now living in Cupar, Fife she has gone on to make a name for herself within the Scottish music scene and beyond. Described by fellow Shetland fiddler Aly Bain as "one of the finest players in the country" she is an incredible musician and has many accolades to her name.
Since winning the coveted Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship in 2006, Gemma has gone on to establish herself at the forefront of Scottish music. Most notably she was a finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015 and is a real asset to the band with her invigorating, fiery style of playing. Gemma is also a very accomplished composer having won many competitions over the years for her writing as well as her fiddle playing
Together Alan and Gemma are providing a Daily Ceilidh - LIVE at 8pm (UK time) every day. You can follow them at https://facebook.com/LomondCeilidhBand or join their Online Concerts group from within their page to be notified when they will be going LIVE.
The donation link is https://paypal.me/DailyCeilidh
Anyone wishing to donate will receive an email with details of an automatic 30% discount offer on all of their merchandise and downloads to celebrate the 30th year of the Lomond Ceilidh Band.
Gemma and Alan
My name is Ingvild Seilen. I am borned and grown up on Osterøy, about 40 minutes outside the city Bergen on the west coast of Norway. I started to play diatonic accordion when I was 8 years old. The music I play is mainly norwegian folk music. I play now in three groups at Osterøy that are named Storm, Småradarane and Osterøyblegen. I also play in a band in Bergen called Kilkenny Beerbellies, and we play mostly irish music at pubs. With my diatonic accordion I have learnd to know new people and also new type of music. When I lived one year in Germany I played in a russian german choir, and when I studied som in Poland I played in a polish band called Dair that played mainly irish music. Osterøybelgen has a page on Facebook. We are also to find on You Tube.
The Anne Dickson band was originally formed in 1992 with singer, Anne Dickson teaming up with saxophonist Ali Mutch, guitarist Calum Beange and key board player Dougie Edwards - a group of friends and accomplished musicians with a wealth of experience in a wide range of musical styles.
Been playing the box since 1985
Golspie, Lairg, and Glasgow national mod winner 87-88-89
Played with the late Addie Harper Senior From 1986 to 2002.
Recorded seven trad Scottish dance albums & one Country album.
Played for her Majesty’s golden jubilee tour in the assembly rooms wick back in 2002
Verii's journey with music started in very early years. She first started composing at the age of 12. She's been inspired by artists from various musical backgrounds while creating her pieces. Her real passion is art and music; she aspires to work in the music or art industry where she could devote herself to do what she loves most. - website
Singer/songwriter playing energetic acoustic driven songs with harmonies and invigorating melodies. Scott has been playing professionally since 2015 and plays a mix of covers and originals.
Stuart is an accordion player based in Inverness and has played in local band Schiehallion for the last 15 years. He has over 10 years of teaching experience and is currently doing online lessons during these times.
Keyreel is world class as a violinist and composer. He has a passion for Celtic music both Irish and Scottish and both his solo performance and his sets with The Wallace Band had audiences in Scotland in total awe of his talent. And I am very proud to have had the pleasure of performing alongside him.»
Mary Kathleen Burke, singer, radio presenter
Uzbekistan born multi-instrumentalist KeyReel has been described as “world class as a violinist and composer.” He has performed and recorded with many musicians across North America and Europe. A virtuoso player on 4-string and 5-string acoustic and electric violins, he is a classically trained musician with experience in classical chamber and orchestra music, fiddle music, improvisation, and music composition. While his fiddling is rooted in the Cape Breton style, he is equally versed in playing classical, Irish, Scottish, and American Folk music. He has taught and performed at prestigious festivals such as the Cape Breton Fiddler’s Association (Canada), Celtic Colours (Canada), and Summer Music Intensives (Texas), and has also toured extensively across Europe and Asia with classical chamber and fiddle music.
In addition to teaching and performing, KeyReel also composes for many instruments, including violin, string quartet and orchestra. His works have been performed at the Great Hall of Gnesin’s Academy, the Moscow House of Composers, and Texas Christian University.
Keyreel graduated from the Gnesin’s Russian Academy of Music with his BM and MM degrees for violin in 2005, and Artist Diploma in 2018 from Texas Christian University, where he was a student of Dr. Elisabeth Adkins. Also he is a member of several orchestras in DFW area TX now. In addition to his classical program and fiddle life, he studies and plays jazz and occasionally performs solo and rock events in DFW area on his 5-string electric violin.
Playing for just over 15 years. Few cds out. Performed for various events including the Royal Highland show and the BBC country file team, met you at the Shetland Festival the very first time I was up there 10 years ago
Live most weeknights at 9pm.
I am a professionally trained pianist and vocalist, available for all events and functions. My repertoire is vast, covering all sorts of styles - classical, hymns, jazz and popular covers. Willing to travel and be the perfect pianist any occasion. I run a music school and have a lot of students who are now all doing online lessons.
Leonard started music at the age of 4 on classical piano, moving onto the accordion age 11. In 2012 he graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. In the same year he became only the second Englishman to become The All Scotland Accordion Champion.
Since then, Leonard has made music his full time employment and regularly organises his own events including theatre shows, concerts and weekend dance events around the UK. He has recorded a total of 11 professional recordings since 2011 and has filmed 3 DVDs all of which are available on his website