They originally formed way back in 1999 and called themselves Shindig, but only for a short time as they later found out a band by the same name had already been formed in Dundee. Mark came up with the name Makinadin and although the pronunciation has been somewhat misconstrued over the years, it’s stuck with them ever since. The original line up comprised of Gordon Andrew (drums), Mark Lumgair (bagpipes), Tom Masson (keyboard) and Jaime Addison (Fiddle).
They primarily got together thanks to Robina Addison, to fill in a slot for her open air dancing show, staged in Montrose football ground – Links Park; a daunting experience to say the least playing in front of 1500 people. Although they managed to top that a couple of years later when they played to 2000 at the Waterfront Theatre in Belfast! They had no intention of continuing after Robina’s show, however, friends and family persuaded them to take the band forward.
They have had a few changes of members over the years and last year they invited Hannah(Dr Coutts) to play fiddle and Kevin her partner to play guitar, both accomplished musicians in their own right! Since both joined they have been nothing but an immense source of inspiration to the band and given them a new lease of life