Summer Isles Festival

I am thrilled to bits that the Summer Isles Festival has been nominated for Community Project of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards! I started the festival three years ago, it is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers and it is held in the Coigach Community Hall overlooking the Summer

Granny Green’s Empire Bronze

The Commonwealth Games are fast approaching which made me think of my hardy Granny, Sheena Dobbie who won bronze at the Empire Games in 1934. Below is a photo of Granny running for Glasgow University Athletics Team, her medal from the Empire Games and the tune I wrote celebrating her fantastic achievement. Good luck to

Free “Maggie West’s” download!

Please tell anyone who may be interested that I now have a free download of “Maggie West’s Waltz” for subscribing to my mailing list. This is nice and simple. All you need to do is enter your name and email address on the mailing list next to this post. You can also follow me on

Maggie West’s EP

Maggie West’s EP I am very proud to present to you my handmade Maggie West’s EP! Recording A lot of folk ask about the tune I wrote for my Grandmother, ‘Maggie West’s Waltz’, so I have been meaning to record it as a single for a long time.  It was a real pleasure to get

The Rural Design Concept

Here is a link to a piece of music I wrote for Distil in 2011 along with my first ever animation! (Not the most advanced animation but I hope it makes you smile!) The string section on this recording is the very talented Patsy Reid. My idea of the Rural Design concept is that

Live Act of the Year Nomination!

Myself and Anna have been nominated for Live Act of the Year at The Scots Trad Music Awards! We are thrilled to bits with the nomination and would like to thank all those folk who come to our live shows to support and encourage our banter and our music. Please do come out and see

The Poozies, live from Skye

If you haven’t been able to make a Poozies gig in a while, here is one where you don’t even need to leave your sofa. We will be live streaming our gig from Sabhal Mor Ostaig on the beautiful Island of Skye on Wednesday evening at 8.45pm. Hope a few folk can tune in!

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The Martyn Bennett Prize I am sitting in my kitchen, drinking coffee, listening to Martyn Bennett’s Grit album and on a total high from last nights gig at the Queen’s Hall. Myself, Anna, Hamish Napier, Donald Hay and Rua MacMillan were the house band for the Martyn Bennett Prize, which was a complete honour and


Here’s a list of my gigs this Summer. Anna and I are taking our new album “Doubling” to Australia in a couple of weeks! We are also chuffed to be doing a home gig in Glasgow in July with Glow Arts promotions. I’m doing a new project with fantastic composer Matilda Brown and her exciting

Celtic Connections

Well that was by far the best Celtic Connections I have ever been involved in. Tune Book Trio was my first gig with Ross Ainslie, Simon Bradley, Mhairi Hall and Matheu Watson. Ross and Simon really can write a decent tune and I was lucky enough to play my tunes with them with expert backing