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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 (now The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). 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 as well as a 'Complete Works', and is the former owner and manager of one of the UK's formost recording studios, Castlesound, in East Lothian. He designs his own accordions and is also an author. Honoured by The National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs he was inducted in 2018 into The Scottish Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Wallochmor Ceilidh Band.

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Freeland Barbour recently received an award to recognise his contribution to Scottish traditional music from The National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs. Both Gus Millar and Neil MacMillan… Read More

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