News & Gigs

January 2020 Update

Upcoming dates :–

 The Cremation of Sam McGee with Christine Hanson and band.

This performance will be in honour of Rick Taylor.

Mitchell Library Theatre Glasgow on Saturday the 25th January at 7.30pm

 Tickets can be booked by visiting


 Session A9 and Johanna Juhola Trio –

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Thursday the 30th January at 7.30pm

 Tickets can be booked by visiting


The Arc Sessions: Scotland’s Fiddle Legends

 Featuring Paul Anderson, Gordon Gunn, Patsy Reid, Gregor Borland and Raemond Jappy

 On Saturday the 7th of March

 Fochabers Public Institute High St Fochabers

 Visit for tickets



 The 17th Niel Gow Festival

 Gordon will be performing along with a host of fab fiddlers over the weekend

 In Dunkeld & Birnam from the 20th to 22nd of March

 For more info visit





September 2018 Session A9 Dates

September 2018

 Looking forward to hooking up with gang in Session A9 for a weekend of music.

 You can catch the band at – 

  • Boat of Garten Community Hall on Friday the 21st  September.    
  • Skye Live Festival – Portree on Saturday the 22nd of September. Visit for more info.

July Update

Looking forward to a busy old time in July, starting off with a week at Feis Chataibh in Golspie Sutherland so looking forward to catching up with the tutors there and I’m sure a few tunes will be had.

Later in July I’m teaming up with the Ruby Rendall Band who I used to tour with in the 90s so should be fun.

You can come and catch Ruby and the band –

  •        Parkers Function Suite Inverurie - 21st of July
  •       Eden Court Theatre Inverness - 22nd of July
  •        Public Institute Fochabers – 25th July
  •        British Legion Thurso – 27th July
  •        The Sound Archive Kirwall – 28th     
  •     The Orkney Theatre Kirwall – 29th July

I'm also be busy in the studio with CD mastering and mixing on various projects through out the summer so a busy old time ahead.

2018 Update

I’ve had an eventful start to 2018 starting off with the Session A9 at gig Celtic Connections. Also on the gig was the fab Paul McKenna Band.

The past couple of months have been taken up with a fair amount of studio work including sessions for various albums, CD mastering and planning an exciting new project along side Caithness writer George Gunn. More info to follow but an event, which will hopefully take place in Caithness later this year.

April sees me heading me heading north west to Tongue for the Feis air an Oir weekend .Contact Janette on 01641 541275 or Mhairi on 01641 521 325 for more info.

Also in April I’m heading back down under to New Zealand for the ScotString New Zealand fiddle school and a few gigs. So I’m looking forward catching up with old and new friends in Auckland for what I’m sure is always a great week of music and fun. Visit for more info.

The 5th to 7th of May I’ll be working at the Feis Rois Adult Feis in Ullapool, which I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed. It’s a serious weekend of classes, sessions, concerts and good fun. For more info visit

New Session A9 Dates

Session A9 Upcoming Gigs

 24th Nov – Perth Concert Hall along with Julie Fowlis

 25th Nov – Leicester Grammar School

 26th Nov – Victoria Hall Saltaire

 26th January 2018  - Session A9 will be at Celtic Connections in The Royal Concert Hall

Session A9 Tour Dates - October 2017

Session A9 dates for October 2017

 20th  An Lanntair  Stornoway

21st  The Tolbooth  Stirling

22nd Fochabers Institute  Fochabers

23rd Soundhouse La Belle Angele  Edinburgh

24th Drygate Brewery  Glasgow

25th Eden Court Theatre  Inverness

26th Carnegie Hall  Clashmore

27th Glassel Village Hall  Glassel

28th White Church  Comrie

Summer 2017 Update

It’s been a pretty hectic summer for me with teaching, recording and gigs with some fabulous musicians including Brian McAlpine, Douglas Lawrence, Angus Lyon, Ed Pearlman, Andy Thorburn and Jim Humter to name but a few.

Apart from working with my fiddle students in Caithness and at The Music School in Plockton, I’ve been working at various Feisean and also helping some of the ceilidh trail students who have been out on tour throughout the Highlands this summer.


I also had time to fit in a jaunt down under along with Douglas Lawrence and Angus Lyon as we were invited to teach at this years Scots String New Zealand fiddle school in Auckland. We had a terrific time and played with a met some amazing people from all over New Zealand and Australia.


August finds me heading west to work at the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School in the USA. This takes place from the 13th to the 19th of August so I’m looking forward to catching up with some old friends and meeting and playing music along with many new ones. 


For more info visit -

In September I’m heading north twice to Shetland. The first trip is to work with Fiddle Major Margaret Robertson’s fab fiddlers for their Hairst Helly weekend along with my good friend Adam Sutherland. This takes place on the 9th and 10th of September.


Trip number two to Shetland sees me heading up to play with the Ruby Rendall Band who’ll be performing around the island from the 28th to the 30th of September which I’m sure will be a blast.


October and November finds Session A9 heading out on the road for some dates in Scotland and England. More info to follow or check out the Session A9 Facebook page.


The Caithness Mix Room which is my studio in Wick has also kept me on my toes over the summer, including various session work for Skippinish’s new album, Ruby Rendall, Roddy Mathews and others and also many CD mastering projects.


Other upcoming projects include working with Caithness writer, poet and play write, George Gunn plus also gigs with Golspie’s Geordie Jack Band.


Session A9 at Celtic Connections 2017

Looking forward to our gig at this years Celtic Connections winter music festival in Glasgow. Session A9 will be appearing alongside Le Vent du Nord & De Temps on Friday the 27th of January in the Royal Concert Hall.

Gigs & Workshops Coming Up In Early 2017

Saturday the 18th of February - Feis Inbhir Narainn In Nairn Community Centre. I will be joining a terrific bunch of tutors for a host of classes through out the day. Please visit for more info.

Sunday the 19th of February - I will be joining up with my good friend Ruby Rendall at the Chalmers Mackay Music School in Inverurie where I will be hosting a day of various fiddle classes. For more info visit 

Saturday the 25th of February - Geordie Jack In Concert at Eden Court Theatre Inverness. I'm looking forward to a great night of songs with Golspie's own and former Colorado front man, Geordie Jack. Visit for more info. 

3rd & 4th of March - Feis Chataibh Group Work Weekend In Golspie. Visit for more info.  

22nd to 29th April - Scots String NZ. I'm looking forward to bringing my Caithness tunes out to New Zealand. More info to follow. 


My New Recoding Studio - The Caithness Mix Room

Over the past few months I've been beavering away putting together my new studio in Wick and now The Caithness Mix Room is my new space for writing / recording / mixing and mastering in my home town of Wick.

After years of visiting many great studios throughout the the UK, I've always yearned for my own space to work that suits my needs and now it's up and running I'm delighted with final result.

The room is based around my Pro Tools setup using Universal Apollo interfaces and Universal Audio Mic Pre Amps and countless UAD plugins.

My recording setup is also portable so I'm able to record projects in various locations and then bring it back to Wick for editing and mixing.

Mastering has been a big part of my life for many years, as before turning to be a full time professional musician and tutor I was a full time mastering engineer for Grampian Records. I've continued mastering over the years using various studios but delighted to have my own new studio up and running.

The studio also hosts a terrific array of sample libraries for orchestral, drum and pianos samples.

Online session work is also available and just some of the most recent sessions I've recorded at the Caithness Mix Room can be heard on Tim Edey's latest album and also Blair Douglas's December 2016 release.

Please don't hesitate to contact me about the studio for your new project and CD mastering, just visit the contact page. 



Gordon Gunn, Brian McAlpine & Marc Clement gigs

Catch Gordon, Brian & Marc in concert as they perform material from Gordon's new album 'Wick to Wickham' and tracks from the 2001 release 'Shoreside'. 
June 2016  
  • Friday 10th of June Abriachan Hall Loch Ness at 8pm - call 01463 to reserve tickets
  • Saturday 11th of June Wick Pipe Band Hall Wick at 8pm - call 01955 603080 to reserve tickets
  • Sunday 12th of June The Reel Kirkwall Orkney at 8pm - call 01856 870922 to reserve tickets
September 2016
  • Wednesday 7th September Langholm Fiddle & Accordion Club 
  • Thursday 8th September Coquetdale Music Trust Thropton
  • Friday 9th September Stamfordham Village Hall
  • Saturday 10th September Douglas Hall Jedburgh 
More dates will be added shortly

Wick to Wickham CD Reviews

To read reviews of the new Greentrax album 'Wick to Wickham', go to the press page link above.

Session A9 May 2016 Dates

A chance to catch Session A9 on the road on their 'Up Close' tour.
The dates are -
  • Friday 20th of May  Glassel Hall by Banchory
  • Saturday 21st of May White Church Comrie
  • Sunday 22nd of May Drygate Brewery Glasgow
  • Monday 23rd of May Drouthy Cobbler Elgin
  • Tuesday 24th of May The Ceilidh Place Ullapool
  • Wednesday 25th of May Bogbain Farm Inverness
  • 26th to 29th of May Orkney Folk Festival 

Gordon Gunn, Brian McAlpine & Friends at The Shetland Folk Festival 2016

Gordon Gunn, Brian McAlpine & Friends will be appearing at this years Shetland Folk Festival 2016 from the 28th of April to 1st of May. We're really looking forward to catching up with new and old friends and I'm sure there will be a tune or two over the weekend. 
Visit for more information of all the performances.

September 2015 release of “Wick to Wickham”

September 2015 sees the release of his new Greentrax Records album “Wick to Wickham”. This album features Brian McAlpine on piano & accordion, Phil Anderson and Marc Clement on guitar, David ‘Chimp’ Robertson on snare & percussion and guest spots from Tim Edey on melodeon and Marc Duff on whistle.

This album features compositions from Gordon, Brian McAlpine, Donald Shaw, Fred Morrison and Mairtin O’Connor.
Gordon Gunn