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David Allison

david allison"Painting with sound". The Scotsman

 

"David Allison sits like some Hebridean captain at the bridge of his multi-media creation." Hi-Arts

 

"I stood at the back of a packed Nashville auditorium and saw a crowd of hot-shot guitar pickers and hard boiled session musicians rise to their feet in a spontaneous tribute to the brilliance of David Allison's playing." The Living Tradition

 

Maeve Mackinnon

Maeve Mackinnon is an award-winning Gaelic singer and has in a few short years, emerged to become one of the leading Scottish traditional musicians of her generation. Her debut solo album, "Don't Sing Lovesongs", released in 2007, garnered many plaudits and she was one of the youngest artists to date whose album appeared in the Classic Albums concert series at Celtic Connections festival. Named "Up and coming Artist of the Year" in the 2007 Trad Music Awards, she was nominated for "Gaelic Singer of the Year" in 2008 and is currently working on a follow-up solo album. 

"A truly stunning voice" - The Herald

Ian Melrose

ian melroseIan Melrose's early influences were the giants of the "British school" of guitar-playing such as Davey Graham and John Renbourn. Since moving to Berlin in 1981, he has made a name for himself on the European acoustic scene as a solo fingerstylist and as member of a number of successful projects including Leuchter-Melrose Duo, Talking Water and the Scandinavian-Celtic duo Kelpie (with Kerstin Blodig). He was lead guitarist with Clannad on their world-tour 1996 and plays on their Grammy-winning album "Landmarks". He is also much in demand as a producer and session musician.

 

"One of the best Celtic-based fingerpickers on the scene today." Acoustic Guitar (USA)

Allan Neave

allan neaveAllan Neave studied at the RSAMD and the RNCM between 1984 -1988 and performs at many of the worlds leading musical events including the Sonorities, Bath and Cheltenham Festivals. He has worked with many influential musicians and composers including Nikita Koshkin, Edward McGuire, and James Macmillan.

 

"One of the foremost performers amongst today's classical guitarists" The Observer

 

 

 

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