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Frank lives in Aberdeen, but comes from Glenalmond in Perthshire. He was educated in Perth and is proud to have been taught to play the accordion by the famous Bill Wilkie. In his younger day, Frank was a champion of Scotland for traditional music, also in advanced classical music.

Banking was Frank's career for some 35 years, during which time his music was very much consigned to a leisure interest. However, following his early retirement from banking in 1995, his labour of love became almost a full-time occupation, and his music now takes him far and wide.

The music he makes is mainly for dancing, and although most of his engagements are in Scotland, Frank regularly travels to play for engagements in England, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Frank plays a wide range of music, but most of his engagements nowadays are playing for Scottish country dancing. He has been on the staff of the RSCDS Summer School at St Andrews for many years, and has several cd recordings of the Society's official dance books. He has also been featured with his own band on Radio Scotland's 'Take the Floor' on many occasions.

Frank includes among his accolades, playing for the Royal Family at Balmoral Castle regularly over a period of 35 years, including many of the late Queen Mother's celebrations at Birkhall, in addition to playing at her 100th birthday party.


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