The Cobhers

A new Scots/English festival band pronounced “Covers” with the bh taken from Gaelic spelling, features top traditional musicians dedicated to playing folky instrumental reproductions of popular hits. Serious musicians playing ‘fun yet faithful’ transcriptions of classic tunes by The Bee Gees, Dee Lite, Stevie Wonder, Abba and more with a view to enthralling and entertaining both committed folk and wider audiences.

Luke Daniels - melodeon, guitar and vocals

A multi- instrumentalist specialising in button accordion and melodeon Luke now based in Glasgow has enjoyed a long career collaborating with a range of artists and organisations as a means of promoting folk music. Riverdance, London Jazz Festival, Cara Dillon, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Celtic Connections and English National Opera.

Charlie Stewart - fiddle and double bass

Having listened to Traditional music from a young age in his home of Glenfarg, Charlie moved to study fiddle and Jazz bass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in his current home of Glasgow. Having gained the title of Scots Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Charlie has also won a Danny Kyle award as part of the duo 'Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart', and reached the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in 2016 playing with the harpist Becky Hill. Charlie can also be found performing with the bands Dosca, Sketch and Snuffbox as well as other projects at home and further afield.

Scott Turnbull - guitar

"Multi-instrumentalist Scott began playing at the age of 8, performing at concerts and ceilidhs both locally and nationally. Guided by well-established musicians including Kathryn Tickell and Ian Stephenson, he gained valuable experience playing with Folkestra and Superfolkus, also mentored by Kathryn Tickell, touring and appearing on her recent album 'Waters Of Tyne'. He has toured internationally to festivals such as Sark, Le Son Continu, Priddy, and Towersey. Scott's main influences stem from traditional folk music, however his playing has also been shaped by jazz music through his time being tutored by pianist Harris Playfair and guitarist Ross Milligan.

Michael Biggins – piano and piano accordion
A formal pupil Chethams School of Music, Michael is currently studying piano at Royal Conservatoire Scotand. He originally picked up the piano accordion as a hobby however since then has gone on to win many awards both local and national. He was a semi-finalist in the 2014 BBC Young Folk Award and has toured as a pianist and accordionist across the UK and abroad to places such as Chicago, USA and Banff, Canada.