The Band/The EP

 

Brian Macleod

The ‘Island Boy’ of the group, Brian is our drummer. Originally from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University Popular Music Course, Brian is an in-demand drummer based in Edinburgh involved with many bands. He also teaches and is a Artist Manager for various Scottish singer-songwriters. In his spare time he likes to read books and watch ‘Breaking Bad.’

Bethany Coyle

Bethany Young is our violin player and a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University’s Classical Music Course. From Perth, the gateway to the Highlands, she is a busy music tutor and and is about to release her debut singer/songwriter EP, Beginning//End. Beth can master anything from a Bach Violin Sonata to a Martyn Bennett Reel and all that’s in between! In her spare time she loves to cycle with her husband Mike!

Pete Crockett

Pete Crockett is our multi-talented and hugely experienced ceilidh caller, arranger, composer and multi-instumentalist. He is also a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University’s Classical Music Course, has a post-graduate in Secondary Music Teaching with Edinburgh University and he’s currently doing his Master’s in Glasgow University. He originally hails from Cupar in Fife but is now living in Glasgow with his wife Hannah (and is a Dad-to-be in 6 weeks time!).

Dave Biddulph

Dave is the newest member of The Macleod Ceilidh Band having joined at the beginning of 2016, taking over the bass duties. With over 25 years experience of playing in bands all over Scotland, Dave brings an added depth and musicality. He also is an experienced band leader having led groups as part of Origin Scotland for over a decade. Dave is one of the Managers in the Bethany Christian Centre in Leith and is married with 3 wonderful children!

The EP

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At the end of 2014, we released our debut album, ‘Hold Fast’. You can check out all the videos on our Media page and purchase it digitally on iTunes or get in touch with us at [email protected] for a physical copy! Please let us know what you think of it in the comments below!