Workshop Goals

  • Accompaniment - using the accordion to accompany other instruments/singer

  • Bellow Control - using the bellows to add dynamic and enhance the style of your playing

  • Bass Work - working on the left hand of the accordion to improve technique and ability

Grant McFarlane - Accordion

A recent graduate of the Scottish music course at the Royal Conservatoire

of Scotland, Grant is a dynamic young accordionist who performs

and teaches extensively around Scotland and further afield.


His latest venture with folk ensemble, CherryGrove, has seen

him supporting established bands such as Manran and

Breabach and having performed at Olympic Park during the

height of the games in 2012 and at Festival Interceltique in Lorient in

2013, they are quickly establishing themselves as one of Scotland’s most

exciting new bands.


With a passion for composing, one of Grant’s tunes won a competition to be the soundtrack for the Royal National Mod 2013. As a result, his ceilidh band, Scotia, who are widely sought after on the dance band scene, opened the Mod in his hometown of Paisley.  


He is also promoting traditional music on an international scale having been part of musical collaborations in France, Germany and the USA.

Website: Grant McFarlane