Michael has been happily strumming away at ceilidhs since settling in Edinburgh 15 years ago. A keen guitarist from an early age he has played music from a variety of genres but now spends his time focussed on acoustic folk guitar styles and old time 5 string banjo. He is therefore particularly interested in the history and development of transatlantic folk music. Although predominantly an instrumental teacher at present, Michael enjoys playing in a number of acoustic ensembles and draws inspiration from friends and fellow musicians from the Edinburgh session scene. He teaches both guitar and 5 string banjo for the Scots Music Group.
Delighted to have been part of this special Burns Night concert, on @BBCScotland tonight! Happy Robert Burns Day to all! R x https://twitter.com/BBCSSO/status/1353709134005329927
Join us on @BBCScotland & @BBCRadioScot at 8pm #TONIGHT for a #BurnsNight2021 special. With @eddireader @RobynStapleton @Karenmatheson7 & many more.. 🏴🎻🌹🎼🎹🎵