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Maggie Adamson - Fiddle

 

Maggie started performing with Donnie Munro during his acoustic concerts in 2013.

 

Eric Cloughley - Acoustic Guitar

 

Eric has been involved as sound engineer on many of Donnie's albums and started performing with Donnie at the start of the acoustic concerts back in 2012.

 

Dougie Coulter - Bass Guitar

 

Bass player Dougie Coulter also plays piano, keyboards and drums.  As well as being a long-standing member of The Donnie Munro Band, he works regularly with guitarist Rab Howatt. Dougie first learned guitar at about seven years old and by the age of fourteen was playing professionally.  He is a full-time musician and has done session work with many well-known artists. He has his own recording studio in Linlithgow.

 

Allan Cuthbertson - Keyboards

 

Allan Cuthbertson has been with The Donnie Munro Band from its infancy.  Alan plays with The Blue Nile, but stands in for regular keyboard player Foss Paterson when necessary. As well as being a talented pianist, Allan has an impressive track record as both sound engineer and producer, and his award-winning work includes projects with Trevor Horn, Sam Fox, Seal, Wet Wet Wet, Capercaillie, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, classical composer Sally Beamish and, more recently, Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile.

 

Allan was largely responsible for recording the An Turas concert at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which was later to become the An Turas Live CD.

 

Morph Dobie - Lead Guitar

 

An early member of The Donnie Munro Band, Morph Dobie has been playing guitar to a professional standard since about the age of fifteen. Morph works regularly in music – on radio, TV and in the recording studio.  He was part of the “house band” on the BBC Hogmanay Show and wrote the theme tune for “Scottish Women”.

 

As well as playing on all of Donnie Munro’s solo CDs, Morph has made valued musical contributions on Blair Douglas’s “A Summer in Skye”, “Angels from the Ashes” and his most recent release, “Stay Strong”.

 

Jim Drummond - Drums

 

Jim’s professional career began with rock band Strangeways, with whom he recorded five albums over twelve years and opened shows for many of Rock’s big names such as Meatloaf, Bryan Adams, Europe and The Kinks.  He has worked with musicians of all styles – Scottish singers Mae McKenna and Barbara Dickson, Japanese singer Imeko Shiratori, and the late sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith.  He has recently recorded with Blair Douglas, John Goldie and Fiona Mackenzie.  He played on the TV theme for the BAFTA-winning BBC comedy, “Dear Green Place”.

 

Jim has toured with Fish, Horse, gigged with Hue and Cry and, as well as playing drums in The Donnie Munro Band, is currently a member of The Euen Stevenson Trio and The Joni Keen Quartet.

 

Foss Paterson - Keyboards

 

An original member of The Donnie Munro Band, Foss Paterson has also worked with Fish, John Martyn, Camel, Jethro Tull, Phil Cunningham and Dick Gaughan amongst many others.  Foss has been a regular on the “BBC Hogmanay Show”, accompanying such diverse artists as Midge Ure, Liberty X and Eddie Reader.

 

Foss has also worked in film, advertising, and television, both as a writer and composer and his credits include work for the History Channel and the Discovery Channel, as well as working for Gaelic magazine and children’s television programmes on BBC Scotland.

 

The superb string section arrangements throughout An Turas were the work of Foss Paterson.

 

Chaz Stewart - Lead Guitar

 

Chaz Stewart has been much in demand as a session musician for many years.  He first met Chris Harley while working on the Blair Douglas album "Beneath the Beret”.  He was invited to play on the first Donnie Munro album, “On the West Side”, and has played with The Donnie Munro Band ever since.

 

Chaz was a member of the acclaimed band, Burach, and also of the Gaelic “supergroup”, Cliar.  He has played on many top-selling CDs and has written the musical scores for three theatre productions.

 

Although Chaz’s main instrument is electric guitar, for his solo album, “The Angel Falls” he also played acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards, jaw harp, organ and sang lead vocal.

 

 

Previous Band Members :

 

Andy Chisholm - Lead Guitar

 

Andy occasionally stands in from time to time if either Morph Dobie or Chaz Stewart are unavailable.

 

Chris Harley - Former Producer/Backing Vocals

 

Producer and vocalist Chris Harley (aka Chris Rainbow) played with his first band – Hope Street – in 1970 and later was known for his vocal contributions to The Alan Parsons Project, from their 1979 “Eve” album through to their 1987 album “Gaudi”. Chris runs the Vital Spark record label and has a state-of-the art recording studio at his home on the Isle of Skye. He has produced all of Donnie Munro’s solo CDs and previously produced several albums for Scottish Gaelic Rock band, Runrig, with whom Donnie was lead singer.

 

Chris’s Vital Spark label also worked closely with another Scottish band, The River Detectives.

 

Due to ill health Chris was unable to perform with the band after 2008 and sadly past away in February 2015.

 

 

Dave Stewart - Drums

 

Davie Paton - Bass

 

Paul Dourlay - Backing Vocals

 

Alan Thomson - Bass

 

Holly Tomas - Backing Vocals

 

Ewan Vernal - Bass

 

 

 

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