Brian McNeill

It is almost 50 years since Brian McNeill first played at Cambridge Folk Festival and he is the festival's longest-running booked artist. He has performed, taught and produced around the globe and is acknowledged as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish music.
Falkirk-born Brian has been described as ‘Scotland’s most meaningful contemporary songwriter’ (The Scotsman) and many of his songs have been covered by artists as diverse as The Clancy Brothers and Dick Gaughan. Production credits include Eric Bogle and the Missouri a cappella quartet The Wee Heavies. For six years Brian was Head of Scottish Music at the RSAMD, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 
Brian is a voracious reader and writes crime and mystery fiction novels involving his hero, busker Alex Fraser and his heroine, private sleuth Sammy Knox. He is currently working on his latest album, novel and an audio version of his book of Scottish short stories. His latest album, No Silence, is on Greentrax.

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