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About Robert Whitehead
Born and bred in the beautiful border county of Northumberland, Robert has been playing the piano accordion since his schooldays and although competent in all musical styles he specialises in Scottish Country Dance Music. His appearances at Shetland and other major festivals, accordion clubs and radio broadcasts are testimony to the respect he has earned in the business. He regularly features on BBC Scotland's 'Take The Floor' and was the first Englishman ever to win the Senior Scottish Traditional Accordion Championship in Perth.
Robert was Vice-Chairman of the Alnwick Northumbrian Gathering which attracts musicians from far and wide to take part in concerts and competitions.
As well as his own records and CDs, Robert has played accordion in several line-ups and on many professional productions; including albums by Ewan Carruthers and Jimmy Powells.
He is available for bookings either as a soloist for small functions and session work or with his own Danelaw Country Dance Band, a band he established in 1969.
Robert is from a musical family with his two sons Christopher and Graeme continuing the tradition and joining him on various projects.
Robert is probably the best known 'Scottish' accordionist in Northumberland.