Scottish Whistle Players
There have been some notable whistlers in Scottish folk, traditional and dance music, and I have attempted to find out about those musicians, and any other anecdotes, scandal and history regarding the whistle in Scotland. This is a big job, as you can imagine, and I have just scratched the surface. These pages will be expanded in time, and I'd love to hear your suggestions, stories, etc (email me).
Peter Boond Ceolbeg.
Rory Campbell Old Blind Dogs, Caledon, Deaf Shepheard.
John Carruthers From The Borders.
Norman Chalmers Easy Club, Jock Tamson's Bairns
Tony Cuffe Alba, Ossian.
Phil Cunningham Silly Wizard
John Dickie Aberdeenshire. Brother of respected fiddler James F Dickie, with whom he performed as part of a concert party.
Colin Douglas Whistle champion at Kirriemuir Festival 1983/1984.
Marc Duff Capercaillie
Mark Dunlop Malinky.
Gordon Duncan Aberdeenshire.
Helen Forbes Foundry Bar Band.
John Gahagan Kentigern/Battlefield Band
Munro Gauld Perthshire.
Annie Grace The Iron Horse
Alex Green Aberdeenshire.
Jimmy Greenan Edinburgh.
Kenny Hadden Aberdeen. Possibly Scotland's most knowledgable whistle and flute player.
Will Hastie Lanarkshire.
Billy Jackson Ossian.
George Jackson Ossian.
Alan "Spud" Jenkins Played with Burn the Witch in the 1980s.
Nick Keir Finn Mac Cuill, The MacAlmans.
Willie Kemp Recording star of the 1920s and 30s, played many small instruments, including whistle.
Rebecca Knorr Culluna, Islander.
Aimee Leonard Anam.
Leo McCann Box player with Malinky, he also plays whistles and low whistle.
Iain Macdonald Ossian.
Jimmy MacFarlane Fiddler and whistler with the Jim Macleod Band.
Ken MacKay The Livingstones.
Iain MacInnes Tannahill Weavers, Smalltalk, Ossian.
Jock MacLean Glasgow.
Alan MacLeod Tannahill Weavers.
Watt Nicoll Folk singer with origins in Glasgow and Dundee.
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Sean O'Rourke Alba, JSD Band.
Dougie Pincock The Battlefield Band.
Peter Pratt Orkney.
Billy Ross Ossian.
Phil Smillie Tannahill Weavers.
Mike Ward Heritage.
Arthur Watson The Gaugers.
Gary West Ceolbeg.
Wee Willie White 19th century Glaswegian whistler.
Robin Williamson Incredible String Band.
Jim Yardley Bully Wee.
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