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Neear Nesan

I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with these three legends this week on a tour around Brittany. Filling in for their harpist, Mera Roye, I did my best to impersonate the harp on my bouzouki! Near Nesan

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Celtic Connections 2022

It’s been a quiet few years, but I’ve made up for it this Celtic Connections in Glasgow! I’ve had the honour not only to play with two of my own bands, Mec Lir and รmar, but also to join two of my favourites for their gigs too. The opening concert with รmar & strings, the sold out Mec Lir gig …

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Fiddling on ZDF

It’s been a while since I got my fiddle out of its case, but I had a great time playing with Hendrick for Angelo and family this weekend on ZDF’s Giovanni Zarrella show in Munich! ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽป

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Manx Music

After a long time away from home I was finally allowed back over to the Isle of Man in May 2021, and was lucky enough to catch a filming session with my good mate David Kilgallon for Culture Vannin. I’ve been playing music with Dave in various forms since we were at school, but this was the first tune we’d …

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No. 2!

Just before the Covid-19 pandemic shut everything down, the last thing I was involved in was a recording session in Donegal, Ireland for the latest Angelo Kelly & Family album. Well, the album was released last week and it entered the German album charts at number 2! As always, it’s a pleasure to play with these guys and I’m looking …

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Isolation No. 1

Guitarist Cormac Crummey got in touch with me after the Covid 19 lockdown had started and asked if I’d like to get involved with an online collaboration track he was putting together. It was a nice excuse to get my NK Forster Guitar Bouzouki out and play some new music, so I figured I’d give it a shot! I think …

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25 Years Later – No. 1!

I had the pleasure of touring again with these guys a few months back and itโ€™s great to see some good news today – the live album has entered the German charts at number 1!!๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ ๐ŸŽถBig congrats to the all the Kellys and everyone involved in the tour ๐Ÿ™‚

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End of the tour

Been a pleasure to share the stage with this bunch over the last few years! Incredible musicians and great guys Though after a busy few months with the Kelly Family and touring Ireland with the รmar lads Iโ€™m definitely ready for a bit of down time at home in Glasgow! #tour #tourlife #stagepic #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #imar #meclir #irishmusic #bouzouki #irishbouzouki …

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Last gig of the year!

Last gig of the year!! Finishing off 2019 with another gig in one of my favourite German venues, and where all the madness began for us back in 2017… Westfalenhalle Dortmund #feelinglucky #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #westfalenhalle #dortmund #8thtime #stagepic #onstage #arena #soldout #irishmusic #bouzouki #irishbouzouki #2guysfromtheiom #hometime

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Back on tour!

Great to be back on stage with the Kelly Family and my trad music buddy Tomas Callister Music again last night for a sold out first show in Cologne! 1 down, 40 to go… #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #25yearsoverthehump #2guysfromtheiom #irishmusic #lanxessarena #cologne #kรถln

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New Mandolin!

What happens when a musician comes off tour, has time to kill, and is left home alone for a few days… well they buy more instruments of course! #oops #nif #newinstrumentfriday #donttellrachel #ifellinlovewithamandolin #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #eastmanmandolin #bluechippicks #daddariostrings #nickelbronze #tourlife #shinyshiny #mandolin #electricmandolin #gearhabit #brexitdistraction

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Here’s another one we filmed a few months ago while in the USA at the Planet Bluegrass Wildflower Pavilion ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Here’s another one we filmed a few months ago while in the USA at the Planet Bluegrass Wildflower Pavilion ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ   ๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ”Š TuneByMos #2 ๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ”Š . Next up in my #NonCommitalTuneADay is Tomas Callister & Adam Rhodes again in Colorado at Planet Bluegrass!! . . An incredible tune by Liz Knowes called The Rakes of Cashel . . #TuneByMos Posted …

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We filmed this one in Oregon a few months back during the รmar USA tour. Guess who is behind the camera?…

We filmed this one in Oregon a few months back during the รmar USA tour. Guess who is behind the camera?… Tune By Mos #1๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข TuneByMos ๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข Iโ€™ve been thinking about doing a tune a day for a while and to be completely honest Iโ€™m not cut out for the daily graft soooooo Iโ€™ve just been collecting a few tunes …

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Yesterday was a day of ups and downs, literally! I took my first ever cable car chair lift (with a severe fear of heights, gulp!)

Yesterday was a day of ups and downs, literally! I took my first ever cable car chair lift (with a severe fear of heights, gulp!) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ˜ฌ Finished it all on a high though with an amazing gig at #loreley with the Kelly Family #faceyourfears #funicular #seilbahn #wegivelove #openairs #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #freilichtbรผhne #rhine #rhymeswithwine #assmannshausen

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The man in the hat, ๐Ÿงข Mr Ron Jappy ๐Ÿงข popped round the flat for a cup of coffee and a few tunes the other day โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŽป. Some very kind words from Ron there, I’m not sure about all that…! I mainly just play an A chord haha! ;)

The man in the hat, ๐Ÿงข Mr Ron Jappy ๐Ÿงข popped round the flat for a cup of coffee and a few tunes the other day โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŽป. Some very kind words from Ron there, I’m not sure about all that…! I mainly just play an A chord haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here I’m playing my NK Forster regular Irish Bouzouki while my …