Celtic Heat Ceilidh Band

Michael Haywood – fiddle / saxophone / Caller
A virtuosic performer on both fiddle and sax, Michael has appeared in many leading venues including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sage Gateshead, The Barbican London, and has played on BBC Radio Scotland. Michael is a valued member of Scotland’s premiere fiddle group ‘The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra’, winning a Scots Trad music Award 2009. He qualified with an honours degree in folk and traditional music degree form Newcastle University and is now a highly respected session musician. Michael was selected to join the prestigious Live Music Now! scheme, founded by Yehudi Menuhin and has provided hundreds of concerts across the UK and abroad. Michael is now also caller.

Paul Chamberlain (piano)
is an accomplished player and has won many competitions with his playing in both classical and Scottish music styles. He has made appearances at music festivals around Europe and also performed on live television in Russia and Finland. His arrangements and lively style of playing bring a fresh feel to the music. In October 2010, Paul represented the UK at the accordion world championships in Croatia. He graduated with a Masters in Music (performance) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and teaches at the Merlin Academy of Traditional Music.

James Knowles – drums / percussion
In high demand as a drummer in many genres, ‘Knowli’ adds rhythmic sparkle, drive and intricacy to every outfit he plays with. Particularly noted for his work with rock outfit ‘The Dull Fudds,’ he is a regular on the festival circuit.

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The Musicians