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Andy is currently getting ready for the Babelfish Alternative Burns tour in January (Bury, London, Glasgow and Stirling) check out the Babelfish website for further info.

Welcome to AndyThorburn.com, home of the wildest pianist in the North. Feel free to browse the player for tunes, have a nose into Andys' mysterious past, or buy sheet music and cds...

Andy has for some years now been one of Scotland's busiest musicians, covering just about every musical genre imaginable (and a few that weren’t, until he got his hands on them). Having worked the circuit from classical to country, jazz to folk, easy listening to rock’n’roll, on both sides of the Atlantic, he has latterly carved out a niche as one of the most skilful, versatile and sought-after pianists on the contemporary Celtic scene.

In addition to playing with bands such as Babelfish, Blazin’ Fiddles (Best Live Act, 2004 Scots Trad Music Award), The Loveboat Big Band, and The Ghillies, Andy has emerged in recent years as a composer of increasing note, whether writing traditional-style tunes, extended ensemble works, or music for theatre and dance productions. He has served as musical director on a string of high-profile projects; juggles numerous teaching commitments in schools, colleges and youth music festivals; is increasingly in demand as a creative manuscript typesetter, and advises the government on music curriculum development in schools.

"Easter Ross's answer to Dr John" (Norman Chalmers, The List)