Alan started playing the accordion at seven years old and formed the Lomond Ceilidh Band at the age of fourteen. He has competed in all major competitions across the country, winning many prizes over the years but most notably the All Scotland Solo Championship in 2018 & 2002. As well as being one of the most energetic and dynamic exponents of traditional Scottish music, Alan is accomplished in a variety of other styles including classical, continental and jazz just to name a few. He is also a very well respected teacher and has many pupils from all ages and abilities, some of whom have gone on to have successful musical careers of their own.
Renowned for their enthusiasm and professionalism, the band have been entertaining audiences for over twenty years, providing music to suit any occasion. As Alan started with a classical background before moving on to pursue a career in Scottish music, his technique and precision are exceptional. He has a unique lift in his playing which produces so much life and feeling that you'll be tapping your feet, clapping your hands and dancing along in no time!