30 Years Collection

Exciting news! This book of original compositions is now out of my control and with the printers. Thirty years of life as a professional folk musician portrayed in melody… as well as the occasional harmony! Huge thanks to Amanda Jayne White (www.mandascat.com) for her original artwork for the cover, and to Rob Say for putting the…


2019 Tour Dates with Frank

Frank and I are delighted to be going on another tour at the end of May and beginning of June and are pleased to announce the first dates at some of our favourite venues. There are still some gaps to be filled, so if you know of a venue that would be interested in having…


The Gift – Review

  We were delighted to receive a fabulous review of The Gift in the latest editions of The Living Tradition. The review is written by John O’Regan of ARC Music who is based in Limerick. two musical minds entwined creatively, each gifting the other with their presence and personality, producing music that’s at once emotional, beautiful and…


Folkest with Frank McLaughlin

Frank & I had a fab time playing at Folkest in northern Italy earlier this summer, where we were joined (and frankly upstaged) by Frank’s two sons, Euan and Lewis, for a couple of sets of tunes. The boys also wowed audiences with their own duo performances. Frank was able to bask in a father’s reflected…


‘Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds’ ~ July 2018

Frank and I are touring in July, taking in some gorgeous acoustics around the north and east of England and the Borders. In our tour of “Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds” we will perform traditional and self-penned material from our new album ‘The Gift’ alongside tunes from the critically acclaimed album ‘Root2’, exemplifying ‘the very best of partnerships…


The Gift Launch Date

Frank and I are very excited about this – our new album, The Gift, will be launched on 3rd April 2018. Keep an eye open for details about pre-ordering the CD, and there might be some special bundles available to those who support us by pre-ordering!   And don’t forget to save the date for the…


Edinburgh Folk Club with Frank

We are delighted to have been invited up to the Edinburgh Folk Club to play on Wednesday 7th February. They have a spectacular line-up of acts scheduled this year and it will be a great gig to kick off 2018. They start at 8pm, and tickets are available online from Brown Paper Tickets. We thought last…


A week with Frank

Looking forward to a week with Frank McLaughlin up in Edinburgh. We’ll be rehearsing lots, but also spending time with the splendid Richard of B & B Studios in Edinburgh, mixing the new album. We’ll be finishing the week back down in the North East and are delighted to be playing a House Concert on…


Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2017

The music festival at Rothbury is a delightful weekend celebrating the traditional music of Northumberland and the Borders. We will be heading there early on Saturday morning to run workshops from 10.30 am until 12 pm, one each on fiddle and guitar; Stewart will be in the Main Hall and Frank will be in the…


Summer 2017

Well, the summer is nearly here, and the double edition of the newsletter has just been sent out. You can read all the upcoming news here, with details of gigs, workshops and a summer school which is fast approaching! Following a truly fantastic tour with Frank in May, we have recently been working on (and…