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Hugh J Stewart




This is my acoustic band, playing Americana mainly, plus a few Scots tunes.
I'm looking for a rock rhythm section to start a modern folk band with a rawer sound: If you listen to The Young Dubliners, for example, you'll hear what they have done with Irish music. I want to do the same for Scottish tunes, and really bring them to life.

Screen name:
Member since:
Aug 30 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
66 years


Young Dubliners, Flogging Molly, Waterboys, Battlefields, MacCalmans, Rhythm n' Reel, Manran.

Members Of Band

Hugh Stewart, on Mandolin & voice,
John McDade on guitar & voice,
Ally Murray on bass.


We run a portable Yamaha PA (600 watts) which takes everything apart from the bass, which goes through a Hartke. We use wedge monitors and LED stage lights.
The bass is a short-scale Epiphone, the guitar is a Martin and the Mandolin a Tonewood from The Music Room in Yorkshire, with an under-saddle pick-up. I also sometimes play my Ovation geetar.
For vocals we use Shure and EV.