LUKE DANIELS

A BBC award winning folk musician and former Riverdance band member who has performed with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Cara Dillon and De Dannan. Folk Musician in Residence of the Scottish National Museum of Rural Life and tutor on the traditional music course at Royal Conservatoire Scotland in Glasgow. His 2015 album of melodeon music transcribed from early wax cylinders and 78s was described in the Scotsman as “outstanding.” A soloist on the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit soundtracks he performed at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. His commissioned work for the PRS for Music New Music Biennial in 2014 was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from London’s Barbican Centre and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival’s Assembly Rooms and on Broadway with Riverdance. His musical partnership with the School of Philosophy at Edinburgh University culminated in sell out shows at Celtic Connections Festival on two consecutive years with Songs of the Scottish Enlightenment. He recently sang and played live for Mark Radcliffe on his BBC Radion 2 folk programme and was described by Mark as a “master melodeon player.”

I came in from the garden today for long enough to record a new song that's been brewing since the start of the lock down. It's quite short but I hope it brings a bit of comfort to you in these uncertain times.

Posted by Luke Daniels on Sunday, 12 April 2020
I came in from the garden today for long enough to record a new song that’s been brewing since the start of the lock down. It’s quite short but I hope it brings a bit of comfort to you in these uncertain times.

A second instrumental offering from my Easter weekend during which I attempted bread making. It's called 'Not In The Yeast' as it also sums up whether or not I mind spending most of my time working in the garden these days.

Posted by Luke Daniels on Monday, 13 April 2020
A second instrumental offering from my Easter weekend during which I attempted bread making. It’s called ‘Not In The Yeast’ as it also sums up whether or not I mind spending most of my time working in the garden these days.

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