Alan's Group Performances
In addition to making solo appearances, if interested, Alan can supply and perform with other Scottish and/or Irish pipers and drummers, and can
provide accompaniment for his or your Scottish Highland and/or Irish step dancers. Alan is also the director/member of several performing groups
specializing in the music and dance of the British Isles, Ireland, France and Germany - see below. Performances by these groups employ
both unique traditional instrumentation and colorful regional folk costumes, and can include dance perfomance and instruction. In addition, Alan
is also a member of The West Coast Galician (Spanish) Gaita (bagpipe) Band and Dancers. Alan can also produce and/or arrange for the performances
of many other traditional and ethnic folk music groups of Northern California and the U.S. West Coast.
Tour de France
Tour de France is a California-based group that plays traditional folk music from various regions of France. Instruments include French
cornemuses (bagpipes - see Alan's Instrument Collection - Bagpipes), diatonic and chromatic accordions,
vielle (hurdy-gurdy), violin, hautbois (oboes), crumhorn (see Alan's Instrument Collection - Misc. Instruments),
flute, whistles and guitar. Vocals also interspersed with instrumentals. French dance instruction can be provided when requested. Basic group is
The band is featured on it's CD recording Tour de France - Music of the French Provences.
For more information, see the Tour de France Page at this site.
Les Campagnards is a San Francisco Bay Area group specializing in the music, songs and dance of Central France and Paris.
Instruments include French cornemuses (bagpipes - see Alan's Instrument Collection - Bagpipes), diatonic and
chromatic accordions, vielle à roue (hurdy-gurdy), and hammered and lap dulcimers. French dance instruction can be provided when
requested. Basic group is four musicians.
For more information, see the Les Campagnards Page at this site.
Rosin the Bow
Rosin the Bow, a San Francisco Bay Area group, plays and sings traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and England. Instruments include
fiddle, Highland bagpipes, tin whisle, diatonic accordions, mandocello, guitar, bodran and bones. Irish dancers and celeidh dance instruction
available. Basic group is three musicians.
For more information, see the Rosin the Bow Page at this site.
The Polka Meisters Trio
The Polka Meisters Trio is a San Francisco Bay Area group specializing in the music of Germany and Bavaria, especially that of Oktoberfest.
Instruments are primarily accordion, clarinet and tuba. A group of three musicians.
For more information, see the The Polka Meisters Trio Page at this site.
For booking information, or to request a free brochure and/or demo recordings, contact Alan by email (use the 'Contact' button on the navigation
table below, or go to Alan's 'Home' Page for address),
Telephone Alan: (650) 391-5546
last update: 1/25/13