Cornets (Front Row)
Allan started playing the cornet about age 10, he thinks. He’s made progress but has still got a bit to learn yet.
After several years tuition from Bill Morrow, Robert Fraser, Marion Brackpool and Willie Tennant he joined The Kirkintilloch Band in 1985. Allan enjoyed many contest successes, concert and CD performances with Kirky over the next 21 years, directed by Walter Hargreaves, Richard Evans, Frank Renton and Steve Bastable, to name a few.
Allan moved to Aberdeen in 1997 and met Mandy when he went along to Bon-Accord Silver Band’s rehearsals, ostensibly to keep his lip in.
Mandy and Allan married in 2004 and joined Granite City in 2006.