|A classically trained violinist
from the age of 7, by the age of 18 Ian was a member of the Irish style
folk band Hockett. Around 1972 they were asked to provide the music
for the now cult movie 'The Wicker Man'. Ian can be seen in several
scenes and even though his scrapings do accompany Brit Ekland's naked gyrations,
much to his youthful disappointment he wasn't actually present during the
He joined the Bully Wee Band in 1975 and appears on all five of their albums.
He is a member of the Kent based band the Hot Rats and once a year tours alongside such notables as Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Phil Beer (Show Of Hands), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band) and many others of the country's top fiddle players as The Feast Of Fiddles.
In recent months he has been involved in collaborations with legendary leader of the Strawbs Dave Cousins, and features on his new solo album 'The Boy In The Sailor Suit', due for release in June 2007.
Ian's has appeared on all seven Bully Wee Band albums, his discography apart from that is:
'Son of Morris On' with Ashley Hutchings