Ivor Hyde

Generations of ceilidh and barn dance enthusiasts, dance clubs and concerts have enjoyed his music, and an incalculable number of musicians from all over the country have beaten a path to his door when their instruments needed attention

Geordie McAdam - 1938-2021

His role in the local music scene and further afield cannot be understated. He was a highly skilled and versatile musician who never stopped striving for an even higher standard. His presence was captivating, and he was the best of company with a renowned sense of humour. His enthusiasm was boundless and he loved playing with and encouraging younger musicians.

Joe Burke - 1939-2021

“a kind of musical north star.”

Legendary Irish accordion player, Joe Burke, died on 20 February 2021 at the age of 81.  Joe, who was without doubt one of the most influential musicians of his generation, was also one of the most loved, and tributes to the man and his music have flowed since his passing.

Peter Cooke - 1930-2020

It was with great sadness that the family of Peter Cooke announced his passing on 28th December 2020, aged 90. An internationally renowned ethnomusicologist, musician, musical director, lecturer, founder of forums, archivist, his life’s work embraced and touched a myriad of people. In recognition of his contributions to Scotland’s musical heritage, in 2019 he received the Hamish Henderson Award for Services to Traditional Music.