San Francisco Celtic Singer 1

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San Francisco Celtic Singer 1

This San Francisco Celtic Singer was born in the Clyde Valley town of Johnstone, Scotland. He began singing at age 6, before taking up the guitar at 16. Early musical influences included his parents' Scotch/Irish repertoire sung around the house, as well as his grandfather’s great tenor singing at family gatherings: Scottish folk standards, WW I & II songs and John McCormack, and Liturgical church music.

His performing arts career developed in two directions: rock bands (Cream, Beatles, pop standards, and blues), and acoustic music of the singer-songwriter era: Bob Dylan, Donovan, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Jim Croce, etc., as well as Celtic folk and world music. Today, this artist performs solo Celtic/Popular music, and with his band.

San Francisco Celtic Singer awards

In 2004 this San Francisco Celtic Singer was awarded the Twenty-Year performer award by Bread & Roses , for musical outreach services in the San Francisco/ Bay area community, he also received received the Trouper-Of-the Year award. Also in 2004, he debuted on the Glenlivet Stage at the Pleasanton Scottish Highland Games in Pleasanton California, and he sang national anthems at the Livermore and at the Dixon Scottish Games. To complete the year he entertained the Paisley Buddies in Paisley, Scotland.

In 2005 this San Francisco Celtic Singer presented the Immortal Memory for The Caledonian Club Of San Francisco, and sang national anthems at the Livermore Games. He returned to the Pleasanton Games where his latest CD was debuted. A sprinkling of Scotch/Irish folk and dance songs, this upbeat sing-a-long compilation CD is currently available.

San Francisco Celtic Singer festivals

This San Francisco Celtic Singer and his band continue to perform at many Celtic festivals, Highland Games and Gatherings throughout the western United States including Las Vegas, Seaside, Pomona, Dixon, Woodland, Ben Lomond, Dunsmuir (he also MC'd the 2007 Games) and at the "Big One," the Pleasanton Scottish Highland Games and Gatherings. He also coordinates the Glasgow Stage at The Caledonian Club Of San Francisco's Pleasanton Games.

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Country United States
City San Francisco
State/Province California
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