The lead violinist in the band, Ciaran McHugh, is a talented musician from Troon, Ayrshire, who along with the rest of the band has made a name for himself through the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra. Ciaran is a former leader of the orchestra and still performs regularly across the country with the group, while helping to inspire the next generation of young fiddle players at rehearsals. Under the tuition of world renowned fiddler Alistair McCulloch, he is a current member of the highly regarded celtic rock group ‘Innovation’ taking Fiddle music to a new level, performing at venues such as Oran Mor, the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Most recently, Ciaran is also a member of the world acclaimed Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and continues to build on his experience in traditional music. He now also provides Fiddle tuition for young violin players in his hometown of Troon.
Outwith fiddle music, he has played with numerous classical orchestras, displaying a wide musical talent to a multitude of audiences. He is very experienced and is a popular name in the Ayrshire music scene, sharing his passion for Scottish music to audiences nation-wide.
Outwith his musical career, Ciaran is currently studying for a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Glasgow.
Ayrshire born, Calum Park, is an experienced guitarist, violinist and vocalist with a rich family history of talented musicians. Calum has played under the tuition of world famous folk musicians Sean Gray and Alistair McCulloch. As our ‘dance-caller’, Calum can make each event a success while encouraging guests to the dance floor to talk them through their steps.
Calum, like his brother before him, has played with the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra for many years and has excellent experience in performing live throughout the world. He has enjoyed various international tours promoting Scottish music to sell-out audiences from Ireland to China and Canada. Closer to home, he has also featured with popular artists as part of Celtic Connections, the Fringe Festival and many other folk festivals.
Outwith his musical career, Calum was recently awarded an Honours Degree in Astro-Physics from the University of Glasgow and plans further pursue his studies.
As the drummer of the band, Fraser provides an experienced rhythmic touch to every venue. Fraser is a very busy and well-known tuned percussionist and drummer throughout Ayrshire and has performed with groups such as the South Ayrshire Percussion Ensemble and South Ayrshire Jazz Band as well as many local orchestras. He is currently the lead percussionist in both the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra and Glasgow based Celtic Rock group 'Innovation'. He has enjoyed tours throughout Europe, the USA and South Africa, and also features in their latest album.
Fraser has been a pupil of the top Ayrshire-based Percussion teacher Gavin Welsh from the age of eight and recently enjoyed a tour to Paris under his musical direction. He has played with many local groups, orchestras and bands and is often asked to perform in the pit for local shows and musicals such as ‘Evita’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ and ‘Grease' with other professional musicians.
Outwith his musical career, Fraser is currently studying for a degree in Agriculture at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) in Ayr.