Hailing from central Scotland, Càirdeas (pronounced Car-dis) perform traditional and contemporary Scottish songs to haunting melodies and electrifying high-speed reels. Their music revolves around powerful vocals, traditional melodies and driving rhythmic accompaniment. Originally formed in 2006 for a tour of Switzerland, their impressive list of achievements now includes performances at British embassies, Caledonian Societies, festivals and a notable performance for the organisers of Euro 2008 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Colin Ramage (vocals, guitar, mandolin). Colin has been a professional folk singer, songwriter and all-round entertainer for over twenty years. His passion for singing has captivated audiences all over the world. Colin spent many years with Edinburgh-based band, 'North Sea Gas', before progressing on to a very successful solo career. Neil Paterson (whistles, bagpipes, smallpipes). In a wide and varied career Neil has enjoyed working with a host of other talented musicians. In addition to his piping prowess, Neil’s talents also extend to the tin whistle and guitar and his skills as a composer are highlighted by many memorable compositions including a beautiful tune written for his daughter, Erin. Iain Anderson (fiddle) is widely recognised as one of Scotland’s top fiddlers. His playing has earned him appearances at many international events. Throughout his career, Iain has enjoyed working with some great Scottish musicians on and off the stage, including such names as KT Tunstall, Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham, Violet Tulloch, Mick MacNeil (Simple Minds), Calvin Volrath and Bryan Gear.