The Graham Laurie Scottish Dance Band is a lively two piece Scottish Ceilidh Band available for booking for your function. Numbers can be expanded if for any reason you would prefer a larger band.

A ceilidh caller is included to explain the dances so you will still have fun even if you’ve never been to a ceilidh before.

The Graham Laurie Scottish Dance Band is a real family affair. Father and son (the two Grahams) are both championship winning accordionists at Scottish Music Festivals and United Kingdom Accordion Champions.

Graham (Senior) has played at 1000s of events over the years with various bands throughout his career. A prolific winner of silverware for his achievements as a youngster in the 1970s he now runs a highly successful music school in Paisley.

Graham, who holds the official diplomas for both teaching and performing began teaching accordion in 1978 and turned full time professional in 1982.

At the Graham Laurie Music Education Centre, Graham teaches accordion and keyboards and supervises the teaching of many other instruments including piano, violin, percussion, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute and vocal coaching with new instruments being added as his enterprise continues to grow.

He has also composed and published many accordion pieces in the Scottish traditional and continental styles. The Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) approached him to develop a list of graded pieces for use in the National Curriculum for schools.

Graham has been well known for many years as an adjudicator on the competition circuit throughout the UK including the National Accordion Championships and in more recent years has been invited to judge at the World Accordion Championships in France (2004), Portugal (2005, Norway (2006), USA (2007), Scotland (2008), New Zealand (2009) and Croatia (2010).

In 2002 Graham Laurie became an examiner for the British College of Accordionists and in 2006 he accepted the honour of being appointed Vice Principal of the college.

Graham (younger)was taught by his father since the age of five. He has won a number of Championship titles over the years.

A very talented musician in his own right, he not only plays the Accordion brilliantly but a number of other instruments including Drums, Piano and Guitar. Along with this he also composes music, having just won the Junior Composition Class at the National Championships run by the National Accordion Organisation of the United Kingdom (2010).


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