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Freeland Barbour (Accordion, Piano)

Freeland comes from Glen Fincastle near Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire and has been a very well-known figure on the Scottish music scene for many years. A former member of folk group Silly Wizard, he helped to found the highly influential Wallochmor Ceilidh Band in 1977 and is also a former BBC Music Producer, and Tutor at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Noted as a soloist, record producer and composer, he has 11 solo CDs together with many other recordings. He is a member of The Ghillies, has played regularly with Faroese band Spealimenninir, has 3 books of published music available, and has spent the last twelve years running Scotland’s largest recording studio, Castlesound, in East Lothian. He also designs his own accordions.

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