The band

 

 

CraigCraig Weir

On the bagpipes, Craig (23) takes the lead in the band. Craig has played at a large number of events all around the world taking in appearances across Europe, China and North America. He has performed for The Dalai Lama, The Queen and various other dignitaries. He has appeared on stage with acts including Queen, The Libertines, Bay City Rollers and Kaiser Chiefs. He received the Arts Award at the 2014 Young Scot Awards and is also an ambassador for the World Peace Tartan. Craig also plays in the Arbroath Pipe Band and fronts Craig Weir & the Cabalistic Cavalry.

 

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Ross

Ross White

Electric guitarist Ross White (24) has been playing guitar from a very young age and took lessons with Bill McKechnie. He plays a range of guitars in the band including one which was handmade. Ross also enjoys singing where his mum Janey (a vocal expert) helps him to hit the high notes.

 

 

 

 

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Paul

Paul Weir

The band’s percussionist Paul Weir (20) was the leading snare drummer of the Arbroath Pie Band for around 10 years leading them to the title of Grade 4A British Champions. He was taught how to play the drums by Billy Fisher of the Dundonian folk act, Sinderins. He has played at a wide range of events including a performance for Arnold Schwarzanegger. He cites Travis Barker of Blink 182 as his main drumming inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Graeme

 

Graeme Ritchie

Self-taught bassist Graeme Ritchie (24) has played in a number of Dundonian bands and is largely credited with being the main source of ‘banter’ within the band. The design of his bass guitar is created out of a Pretty Green carrier bag from Liam Gallagher’s fashion label. Graeme credits Paul McCartney’s subtle yet melodic bass lines as his greatest influence.

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Accordihorns

The Accordihorns back the band at their live shows and always feature as a combination of Ewan Barrack (saxophone/ keyboard), Josh Landsburgh (saxophone, keyboard, fiddle), Jordan Robertson (trombone) and Kerr Barrack (accordion). Ewan and Kerr are also in demand as the Barrack Brothers Ceilidh Band. Josh is studying music at the Royal Conservatoire in Birmingham and Jordan at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow.