Ann was born and brought up in Glasgow. Her accent contributes to Loch'rien's unique sound. She is a founding member of
and as a singer/songwriter, pride in her Celtic heritage continues to influence and permeate the lyrics within Loch'rien's songs. Both Gaelic and English songs deal with thought provoking traditional as well as contemporary social themes. Ann is also a successful published author of fiction.
Andrew was born near Manchester and came to Australia in 1969. His talent and distinctive style as singer/songwriter began early in his high school days. Andrew is a founding member of
and draws upon his Celtic roots and to translate emotional sensitivity into evocative and moving melodies. He has played guitar for over twenty years, and performed in various folk venues interstate.
A classically trained singer, Angelee has completed a degree in music and has taught instrumental and choral music in schools for many years. She has a wide range of musical backgrounds having performed music hall, classical, sacred music, contemporary, folk and orchestral. In Loch'rien she displays her skills on cello.
Stephanie has completed her degree in violin at Elder Conservatorium. She is a founding member of
and a four time winner of the Adelaide Eisteddfod. Stephanie has played the violin since she was two years and eleven months, and now teaches violin.
Gavin started playing bagpipes at 11 years of age and played for a number of years in pipe bands and in Highland competitions. Upon entering university to study a degree in drama, he added guitar, keyboards and flute to his list of instruments. During the course of his studies there was a gradual shift from acting, which was his major, to writing music for theatre productions. This tended to take the form of atmospheric pieces using synthesizers and banks of keyboards and was compared to the symphonic progressive sounds of early Genesis and King Crimson, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel. The theatre productions gradually evolved to became more complex and eventually ended up as rock operas - theatre pieces of between 90 and 120 minutes all sung and performed to a musical soundtrack with live musicicans.
Gavin also returned to his musical roots with the creation of "Cotter Bequest" a progressive Celtic ensemble that used Highland, Uilleann, Northumbrian and Scottish small pipes amid layers of keyboards, guitars and vocals. Cotters Bequest have released three albums and are currently writing and recording their fourth.
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