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Gregor Lowrey started playing moothie at the age of 6 encouraged by his father who was a great mouth organ player. It was during childhood visits to Butterstone, Dunkeld where his fathers family of eleven siblings got together and played fiddles, moothies, melodeons and sang the old Scots songs that Gregor progressed to melodeon. Around this time, a mystery bus trip to Perth with his father ended at Wilkies music shop and the purchase of a piano accordion. Six years of lessons ensued with William & Marianne Campbell's Accordion School and eventually a place in the Campbell Accordion Orchestra. Playing his first gig at the age of 14, Gregor has worked with many bands including: Blackeyed Biddy, Cantychiels, Clan Terra, Ceilidh Minogue and Rusty Nail. He played with the Scottish Show Shehallion that opened the new Clyde Auditorium and has toured all over from Azerbaijan to Ecclefechan.
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Stevie Gillies began his musical career at the age of 5 on bagpipe chanter. Learning the 'old school method' he fully mastered the rudiments before moving to a full set of pipes and filling cardboard boxes with solo piping trophies. At the age of 14 he took up guitar, learning the basics from his father who was a keyboard player and rhythm guitarist. He went on to study at Perth Rock College under expert tuition with great musicians like Duncan Findlay and Laurie Hamilton. Stevie has travelled the world from New Zealand to Pumpherston as a musician working with bands such as: The Humpff Family, Bohinta featuring Martin & Anya Furey, The Jess King Band, The Davey Arthur Band, The Edible Berries featuring Lee Agnew & Jimmy Murisson from the band Nazareth, The Shoes, Box O' Bananas and Rusty Nail.
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Photograph By Steve Niblock
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