1968 - Got first guitar.

1973 - Became friends with Alex Campbell - Big Daddy.

1975 - Germany - "The Creelers" with Gaz Kitchen - Autogram.

1976 - London - BBC Paris Studios, played for Alexis Korner.

1977 - Recorded first solo album - "Scottish Folk Entertainer" - Autogram.

1979 - Canada - "Harrigan, That's Me".

1980 - Edmonton - hosted weekly television programme "Just Folk" for QCTV; guests included Dougie MacLean, Tannahill Weavers, John Allan Cameron.

1983 - Recorded second album "On The Road" for Country House Records produced by Robin Hall.

1984 - Oslo, Norway - played with Tommy Joe White & Southern Cooking from Alabama.  Piano player was called Jimmy Glasgow.

1984 - Glasgow Patter Competition compere, Glasgow International Folk Festival.

1985 - In the movies....

1987 - Glasgow - wedding party gatecrashed by Harvey Keitel.

1989 - 96  Director Glasgow International Folk Festival.

1990 - Glasgow - with Lonnie Donegan on Glasgow Green.

1991 - Edinburgh Festival Fringe - with Walter McCorrisken, "The World's Worst Poet & The World's Worst Folksinger" - sell-out.

1992 - Glasgow - met Derroll Adams at long last; Allan Taylor, Rab Noakes, Wizz Jones and Billy Connolly joined Derroll and I onstage.

1993 - Recorded "Madame Bonaparte" live album with my good friend and concertina player Gordon Hotchkiss.

1994 - California - met Ramblin' Jack Elliott; introduced to Will Geer's daughter, Ellen, up in Topanga Canyon in the Hollywood Hills.

1995 - Glasgow - got drunk with Ramblin' Jack Elliott in my home town. 

1996 - Recorded "Jura Celidh Band" at CaVa Studios for KRL.

1997 - Recorded "A Trip to Cape Breton " at Lakewind with Jerry Holland & JCB - KRL.

1997 - Lorient Festival Interceltique with Jura Ceilidh Band (Archie McAllister, Davie MacDonald, Ross Kennedy and yours truly).

1998 - 2015 ..... leading a quiet life and discovered boats.

2016 - Recorded "Wasted and Wounded" for Medicine Hat Records

2016 - Recorded  hit single "Morning Train" for Medicine Hat Records

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"Wasted and Wounded"



2017 Tour just announced

see News above.



20th January 2017

Celtic Music Radio - live session,

3pm, Buchanan Suite, GRCH




YouTube video over 44,000 views and >2k likes.




4th January 2017:

N1M Charts

#1 Americana UK

#2 Americana Worldwide 

after 11 weeks in the charts


26th October 2016:

N1M Charts

#1 Americana UK

#4 Americana Worldwide


6th September 2016:

#15 iTunes Americana Chart 


24th August 2016:

#57 iTunes Americana Chart UK



MORNING TRAIN - new single released on 5th August is available to download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3, etc..  This track is dedicated to Glasgow's own Asad Shah, Jo Cox MP and their ilk - "Everybody's riding on this train"!  This track is NOT on Wasted and Wounded.   MHR000722



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