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30 Sep 2019
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RCS Appointment

Having acted as Specialist External Assessor for the Traditional Music department at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for the past 4 years, I am delighted to have been offered a post as Principal Study Tutor. I’ll be joining an excellent team and looking forward to a new challenge!

28 Mar 2018
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P R O U D : Symbiosis II

I’m actually quite emotional! I have had the most enjoyable hour or so listening to a brand new album by two good friends of mine – Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton.

Wow. Just, wow.

Symbiosis II is such a bold and magnificent album and I’m so proud to have been part of it. Yes, there are several Me’s on there and I’m so grateful they gave me the opportunity to write and record the strings for them. I absolutely love creating string sections and it can the most rewarding job in the world, especially when the material is jam packed with awesome tunes, arrangements and simply the best performance and production.

Congratulations to Ross, Ali and Andrea Gobbi for all their hard work absolutely paying off and thanks again for believing in me!

I recommend you pre-order the album now, which means you can download and listen immediately.
Follow this link to their Bandcamp page, where you can preview the opening track, KINGS and download the rest.




























17 Mar 2018
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Songlines Review 4****

I’m delighted with this 4**** review of A Glint O’ Scottish Fiddle from Songlines, as featured in issue #136. Many thanks to them and especially to Billy Rough who rather liked it! Songlines is a lovely glossy magazine, specialising in roots and world music, for more information, please visit their website.

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06 Mar 2018
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Living Tradition Review

I’m delighted with this review from the Living Tradition. Many thanks to Alex Monaghan for his kind words. To find out more about this fantastic physical and online magazine, please visit