Tony and George formed Corralach in 2011 having formerly played as part of The Clach, a 3 piece harmony folk band from 2002.
We have a particular interest in keeping the vocal tradition alive, especially with harmony singing. We love songs that tell stories and paint pictures
and have been aptly described as, ‘Two old guys having fun’ – we do thoroughly enjoy what we do.
Corralach sing a wide range of songs drawn from the tradition of Scotland, Ireland and America with a few self-penned offerings for good measure.
Our songs are accompanied by 12 or 6 string guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and 5 string banjo, although we also sing a number of songs a capella.
We play regularly at Ardersier International Folk Club, do summer residency in local hotels and play mainly throughout the Highlands, although we head
off each year to play in Folk Clubs outwith our home area, often in Central and South Scotland. In the last few years we have played in Stirling, Falkirk,
Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Haddington, Irvine and Dalgety Bay Folk Clubs, The George Hotel and Palmerston Place Church in Edinburgh, together with a variety
of other theatres, hotels, pubs and restaurants as we travelled.
We are happy to take bookings throughout Scotland and Northern England.
I started playing the ukulele when the earth was still cooling and then moved onto six string guitar while still at school. I heard my first skiffle band
when I was about twelve years old and have loved live music ever since. I moved up to Scotland from Newcastle in the early sixties and became steeped in
Scottish folk music. I also acquired a twelve string guitar and it has been my main instrument since then. My baptism in playing in public only came when
I joined the Clach back in about 2002, so I'm the shy member of the band.
I play twelve and six string guitars and mandolin and even sing now and then.
I started playing in folk bands in the mid 1960’s as part of The Norlanders in Caithness. I was then part of the group of people who started Dounreay
69 Folk Club before moving to Edinburgh where I played solo and also as part of Luckenbooth, Barleycorn and John and George before returning to the north
in 1984. After a period not playing I met up with the members of The Clach ultimately becoming part of Corralach and as they say, the rest is history.
I play 6 string guitar, bouzouki, banjo and bohdran as well as singing both lead and harmony vocals.