About

Claire Hastings

Claire Hastings

Voice & Ukulele

Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter originally from Dumfries. Since graduating with a first class honours degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2011, Claire has travelled all over the world with her music, and is currently living in Glasgow. In 2015, Claire won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award.

Ron Jappy

Ron Jappy

Fiddle & Guitar

Ron was born and brought up in the small coastal village of Findochty in the North East of Scotland. He began fiddle and violin lessons from a young age in Primary School and since moving to Glasgow, Ron has become an accomplished fiddle, guitar and piano player. In 2011, 12 & 13 Ron was one of only 8 finalists to be invited to the prestigious Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship in Blair Castle and received 3rd place in the 2012 competition.

Grant McFarlane

Grant McFarlane

Accordion
Grant McFarlane is a dynamic accordionist who performs and teaches extensively around Scotland and further afield. In 2015, Grant formed the first ever Fèis in his hometown of Paisley with children aged 8-18 taking part in instrumental tuition, singing and drama with some of Scotland’s top traditional musicians. His ceilidh band, Scotia, are widely sought after on the dance band scene and perform regularly at events nationwide. As part of folk ensemble, CherryGrove, he has performed on stages internationally including performances at the National Celtic Festival in Australia, Sufi Sutra Festival in India and closer to home, the Tiree Music Festival.