Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson

This duo specialises in lively Irish music and songs, with enjoyment in mind. Both with strong Whitby connections, they have taken their music around the world many times!

Alistair Russell¬†(guitar, vocals) is from North-East England of Scottish parentage. Over 50 years playing Scottish and Irish music and his own songs, including with Scotland’s legendary Battlefield Band. With 18 album and video/DVD releases, his career includes performance, live sound, recording, and management. His humorous autobiography recently sold very well indeed.

Chris Parkinson (melodeon, piano accordion, harmonica) comes from Lancashire, of Irish extraction. A session player on countless albums, as well as 2 solo and 8 CD releases with The House Band, and several tuition DVDs. Currently dividing his time between his duo with Alistair, and studio and live performances with all and sundry!