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Eleanor and Gregor are a Glasgow-based harp and percussion duo, who met during their postgraduate studies in Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2022. Blending their respective sounds of Scottish clàrsach and Irish bodhrán, along with contemporary percussion and vocals, they form a creative new duo. 





Eleanor has recently recorded with trad/covers project Luke Daniels & The Cobhers, alongside award winning musicians Luke Daniels and Michael Biggins. She currently performs with award winning Irish alt-folk band, Ranagri, who in 2023 have toured across Germany, Spain and the UK. Most recently she has performed at Manchester Folk Festival as part of the English Folk Expo (Oct 2023), and Costa Festival in Ibiza (April 2023). Throughout 2023 she has been involved in a collaboration project with singer and musician Tony Christie, touring the UK and recording a studio album to be released in Spring 2024.



Gregor draws on his background in classical and traditional Scottish and Irish music to bring interesting and innovative ideas to his playing. 


Eleanor & Gregor are currently in the process of completing their debut album; a conceptual album of original music drawing on the connections between the old Irish language and the ever-changing temperament of the sea off the West coast of Ireland. They have hopes to record this in Spring 2024.

Eleanor and Gregor are looking forward to performing at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival in January 2024, and joining Swedish musicians the Woodlands Duo as part of their Scotland tour in the new year. They are also looking forward to collaborate with Ukranian bandura player and singer, Anastasiya Voytyuk, on a series of concerts showcasing Ukranian, Scottish and Irish music in February 2024. They look forward to recording in Poland with her later in the year as part of Music Export Poland’s work with ZAiKS Society of Authors and the Goyki 3 Art Inkubator residency. 


Workshops and Master Classes:

Both Eleanor and Gregor enjoy leading classes and workshops in a variety of venues and settings across the UK. They are particularly interested in nurturing young people’s interest and exposure to Scottish music. Between them they have nearly 10 years of experience teaching in schools and running traditional music workshops across the UK alongside Luke Daniels for Gael Music, as well as working for the Glasgow branch of The Clarsach Society. Gregor is looking forward to leading bodhrán workshops at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival in April 2024.


Eleanor Dunsdon & Gregor Black: EPK

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