Studio Guest Chris Gran with Trad Spotlight with Kirsten Forsyth on 16 Jan 2020 at 5pm
Chris Gray is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Lockerbie, Scotland and January 2020 sees the release of his debut album. The self-titled record features all original compositions of Chris’ and he plays Highland Pipes, whistles and piano as well as being joined by a host of highly acclaimed musicians on the Scottish folk music scene. The music exhales Chris’ strong upbringing in folk music as well as various other influences and styles including his love of jazz and classical music. Following the online release on 15 January 2020, you can see Chris performing the music live at the Celtic Connections Festival at the Oran Mor, Glasgow on the 31 January 2020 where he will be joined by a multi-instrumental ensemble along with Cairan Ryan Band.
As well as being busy with his debut album, Chris graduated in July 2019 from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a Master’s degree in traditional music before spending five months teaching pipes at the Scots College in Sydney, Australia. Just recently back to Scotland Chris is working as a freelance musician based in Glasgow.