I have been singing for as long as I can remember,been playing the Bodhran for about twelve years.The Moothie(harmonica) for thirty years,Button Box about twenty years,Guitar less than ten years.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
1974/75? Gaberlunzie at Linlithgow Town hall,went on my own.
What gear do you use?
Red Freshman acoustic guitar,Hohner double-ray button box,Walton's of Dublin bodhran. My main moothies are made in Germany by Hohner,favourite piece of gear is Hohner Big River Harp(A).
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Bob Dylan,my brother was a big Dylan fan and I listened along with him. The lyrics were what caught my attention ,the man is a genius.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
At present I am in a Scottish Folk Band called Freedom's Flame.The common denominator in bringing us together was that we were all mutual friends of Kate Smith(our female vocalist). We have done a few gigs mainly in our local area.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
The Dubliners,they are legends.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?