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

The latest….

Anna and I are just back from the most enjoyable tour of Austria. What a trip…incredible scenery, some of the best wine I’ve ever had the pleasure to try, an unexpected day out in Venice, and all squeezed between 17 great gigs in 17 days. We are off on tour again in November, starting in

Summer Isles Festival

Book your tickets for the first ever Summer Isles Festival on Saturday 21st July in Achiltibuie Village Hall online at Festival line up includes, Niteworks, Findlay Napier and The Bar Room Mountaineers, Deirdre Graham, Mairearad and Anna, Will Irvine and the Rogues. The day starts early with a variety of music workshops at the

Summer Gig List

Hope to see lots of friendly faces at these up and coming gigs! M x 13th APRIL 2012, SELBY TOWN HALL, NORTH YORKSHIRE (The Poozies) 14th APRIL 2012, GLENFARG FOLK FESTIVAL, GLENFARG (The Poozies) 4th MAY 2012, DISTIL SHOWCASE, THE TOLBOOTH, STIRLING (Mairearad Composition) 16th MAY 2012, PORTALEN, GREVE, DENMARK (Mairearad and Anna) 17th MAY