Originally from Galashiels, Ian Murray settled in Biggar some ten years ago. He is widely credited with bringing ukulele to the town and changing people's lives for ever.... and not necessarily for the better. He is also known for playing mandolin in Clyde Valley Ceilidh Band, guitar in Biggar Big Band and various other musical enterprises.
Having been a no-hoper guitar strummer for years, desperate to perform as a rock star, the opportunity to join a band to strum a miniature guitar and perform in a group, looked like the only chance John Riley would ever get to perform on stage. So he joined the Dukes and has never looked back since; he loves every minute! (and the rest of the band love having him!)