Biography

A recent graduate of the Scottish music course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Grant McFarlane is a dynamic young accordionist who performs and teaches extensively around Scotland and further afield. His latest venture with folk ensemble, CherryGrove, has seen him supporting established bands such as Manran and Breabach and having performed at Olympic Park during the height of the games in 2012 and at Festival Interceltique in Lorient in 2013, they are quickly establishing themselves as one of Scotland’s most exciting new bands. With a passion for composing, one of Grant’s tunes won a competition to be the soundtrack for the Royal National Mod 2013. As a result, his ceilidh band, Scotia, who are widely sought after on the dance band scene, opened the Mod in his hometown of Paisley last year.  He is also promoting traditional music on an international scale having been part of musical collaborations in France, Germany and the USA.