Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

Neil MacEachern Scottish Dance Band

Neil formed his band in 1987 after playing with many other bands.  The band has done many broadcasts and commercial recordings in its distinctive west coast style

Neil Maceachern Scottish Dance Band

The Band has been together for 30 year, with a few changes along the way. Between us we have travelled worldwide but now we rarely venture more than an hour or so from the central belt.

Neil formed the band in 1987 after playing with many other bands before that. He has led the band in many broadcast and commercial recordings since then. Neil has a distinctive traditional west coast sound which we strive to maintain.

As well as many broadcasts and recordings, Angela won both Junior and Senior Golden Fiddle Awards. She now has teaches both classical violin and Scottish fiddle, and has adjudicated many competitions including Shetland’s Young Fiddler.

Steven Beattie is the son of one of Scotland’s most respected button box players, Wattie Beattie. He is equally at home with kit drumming as he is with Scottish, and he is very accomplished on both.

Tom Murray is usually playing keyboards with the band, but is playing second box on this occasion. He has been in a great many broadcasts with many bands in his musical career, and is a much sought after musician in the Scottish scene.

This year we have enlisted our pals Duncan Findlay and Dennis Morrison to add to the sound.

Dennis Morrison has a wealth of experience behind him and is equally respected on both piano and accordion. He has numerous performances, recordings and broadcasts to his credit. His impeccable musicianship has kept him busy.

Duncan Findlay needs no introduction, he has played with many Scottish bands in his nearly 50 year career, but also is equally at home playing classical, modern and jazz on guitar, bass, banjo and drums. This has ensured a successful musical career.

Neil MacEachern Scottish Dance Band is Playing at the Following Concerts