…specialise in lively Irish music and songs, presented in an easy style with enjoyment in mind. They are both local to Whitby these days, but have taken their music around the world many times! Ali comes from North-East England, of Scottish parentage. He has been singing and playing Scottish and Irish music, and his own songs, for over 40 years, chiefly as a member of Scotland’s legendary Battlefield Band from 1984 to 1997. He has 15 albums and 2 video releases to his name. Chris comes from Lancashire, with family roots in the west of Ireland. A session player on over 20 albums from various artists, as well as 2 solo albums and 8 CD releases with The House Band ( a pan-celtic outfit which originated in Scotland some 25 years ago), and several tuition DVDs.