Kevin Macleod - The Occasionals

Kevin Macleod (tenor banjo, mandolin, bouzouki & tenor guitars)

Master of many stringed instruments, Kevin has produced 4 CDs; “Springwell”, “Polbain to Oranmore', “Dorney Rock”, and "Highland Strands", a joint recording “Braes of Badentarbat” with Highland accordion player Ali ‘Beag’ MacLeod, and appeared on many other artists' recordings. He was the Live Ireland 2005 'Best Newcomer of the Year' for his Dorney Rock CD. He has toured and appeared with Irish group De Danann and worked with well-known Irish musicians Alec Finn and Frankie Gavin, recording on Alec Finn’s “Innisfree” CD. Kevin performs with singer George Duff (Trad Awards nominee for Scots Singer 2018) and produced George's debut CD 'The Collier Laddie'. He has successfully consulted with top Scots luthier Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars to create the new Taran Springwell mandolin range. In 2014, Kevin acted as a Highland musician in the Sundance award winning film "Slow West", directed by his cousin John Maclean, starring Michael Fassbender. He is also a skilled artistic and graphic designer, doing all the layout and design work for his own and The Occasionals recordings. There's loads more on his website where you can also buy his CDs.

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