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Iain Thomson

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See Iain and friends on the evenings of Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September at the West Loch Hotel

Iain Thomson is the Singing Shepherd - A folk singing solo act with a repertoire of Scottish, Irish and contemporary songs and tunes, and also leader of the Iain Thomson band

Iain was brought up in Dumfries and started learning piano at the age of 7 by the age of 15 Iain had moved on from the discipline of classical piano to take up the guitar and and singing. And so started a long love for singing and song writing.

Within a few years Iain was developing his own unique style playing a 12 string guitar.

By 1987 Iain had gathered a large repertoire of traditional and self penned songs, he could be found gigging regularly around Mull and released his first hugely successful tape, "To a working Collie"

A second CD followed in 1989 which was also successful featuring more original material this time focusing on life and the surroundings of Mull.

Iain left Mull in 1996 and spent 7 restless years on the road, much of the time working in an urban, sometimes alien environment. This was a world apart from the music and landscape that had been a large part of his life. Due to changing circumstances and an almost magnetic draw Iain returned to Mull in 2005.

This move has inspired the new CD entitled "The Long Road Home".


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