Daniel McPhee - Brief Biography (Courtesy of Pan Records, 2006)
At the age of 10 Daniel received his first accordion from his father, a well-known accordionist on the Caithness scene. Tuition followed from Addie Harper Snr., one of Scotland’s top music teachers. Daniel was soon to become a regular performer in his own right as well as taking part in ‘Taste of Tartan’ ceilidhs in Thurso and performing regularly with the Addie Harper Trio. At the age of 14 he became a proud owner of his present accordion a ‘Shand Marino’. Over the next ten years Daniel went from strength to strength on the Scottish Music scene having won the Golspie Mod in 1987 both Lairg Mod and Glasgow Mod the following year. Also 3 recordings to date and still appears regularly at accordion clubs and other venues all over Scotland. ‘Star of the North’, one of Daniel’s recordings has sleeve notes recognising his great musical talents by Andy Ross, Scots on Record Fame, Moray Firth Radio.
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