Celticburn were formed on the 9th of Dec, 2005. The name "Celticburn" was the name of a tall ship built on the clyde. Ronnie asked Colin if he would like to record his music as he thought it would be worth doing. It was very evident from the beginning that Colins style of music was different from Ronnies as he was raised on folk bands like The Corries, The Fureys, The Dubliners, and it took a wee while for Colin to blend with Ronnie.
Colin was born in Edinburgh and brought up in the borders of Scotland. Colin picked up the guitar when he was fifteen and was promptly told to put it down again as his mother said it sounded like a cats chorus at night-time. Up and running now he progressed from learning the Beatles to John Denver and then to Scottish folk music, and has loved it ever since following that famous Scottish folk duo The Corries.
Ronnie was born in Edinburgh, and moved to Kilmarnock, Ayrshire when he was a boy. Ronnie is a free lance music teacher with his own business called Perthshire Music School. He also has his own recording studio in Perth, with a record label called Castledean Records. Ronnie previously performed with a band called Cutty Sark with a style so different to what he's doing now, but interesting nonetheless. Ronnie is an accomplished musician having been trained to diploma level on classical guitar. He can also play bass guitar, the accordion, keyboards or strings as some like to call them, the borrann, and has recently acquired a mandolin for himself and is enjoying this new found love.