Heron Valley Joins the family.

Energetic, talented and steeped in tradition, Heron Valley never fails to satisfy.

Meet the band:

ABIGAIL PRYDE – FIDDLE/VOCALS

Abigail Pryde grew up in rural Argyll with music at the heart of her family and

local traditions. Fiddle was her first instrument, however, alongside this, she

learned guitar and vocal stylings at home with her father, Alan. Having played

with many local groups, she eventually joined Heron Valley in its infancy in

2014, playing local village hall dances and gatherings on guitar and vocals.

During this time she studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior

School and dedicated much of her time to classical violin. However, traditional

Scottish music was always at her heart, and when moving on to University at

RCS she pursued Scots Song under Fiona Hunter and Scots fiddle under

Alistair Mcculloch, alongside her Classical studies in Glasgow. Now touring

regularly with Heron Valley and having graduated from the Royal

Conservatoire of Scotland, she has begun work on her own record with Wee

Studio Records.

KEITH MORRISON – KEYBOARDS

Keith Morrison is a proud islander from the most North Westerly point of

Scotland, the Outer Hebrides. Having come from a long line of traditional

musicians, Keith was brought up in a musical home on a quiet croft. Learning a

variety of instruments from Piano to Guitar to Double Bass, Keith could be

found playing at every ceilidh and in nearly every group (Face the West, The

Tumbling Souls, Ho-Ro and Heron Valley to name a few). After a short spell

working near London after studying in University, Keith decided to return

home and create a life being a full time Creative Musician. Keith started a

media business/recording studio called Wee Studio in 2008, working in the

studio between tours and weekend performances.

CALLUM CRONIN- DOUBLE BASS/BASS GUITAR/GUITAR

Having picked up the double bass whilst at high school in the Stirlingshire area

of Scotland, Callum was quick to explore a wide range of styles of music. In

2019, he graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before furthering

his studies on the Master of Music programme at the Royal Northern College

of Music in Manchester, England. Callum enjoys a varied career as a freelance

double bassist, bass guitarist and tutor, performing as part orchestras,

contemporary music ensembles, experimental groups, musical theatre bands,

jazz bands and traditional music groups. Aside from his passion for teaching

and performing live, Callum runs Slàinte Sounds, a music agency providing

services to musicians and events.

ALASTAIR-BAGPIPES/FLUTES/WHISTLES

Alastair hails from the beautiful gateway to the islands, Oban. As a youngster

he was tutored by the Scottish piping legend, Angus MacColl, and has played

with pipe bands across the globe, including the New York Tartan Day. Having

also joined the successful Scottish ceilidh band Ceol an Aire, Alastair has a

unique and vast knowledge of piping repertoire. Moving to Glasgow, he joined

the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band and began his studies at the Royal

Conservatoire of Scotland and National Piping Centre, learning from piping

greats, Willie MacCallum, Ross Ainslie and Finlay McDonald. Alongside his

studies in piping, he has began his studies under flute player Anna Friel.