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Fiddle

Sean is a violin player from the west of Scotland, currently studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has performed all around the country with a variety of different ensembles and orchestras. He also led the West of Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra and performed at the BBC Proms with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.

 

Sean is passionate about traditional Celtic music. He has played at many festivals and sessions around the country including Kendall Calling, Towersey Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and Gate to Southwell Folk Festival

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Flute

Emily grew up in Northamptonshire, playing flute and violin in the county music service. Later going on to study flute at the Junior Birmingham Conservatoire. 

Emily is a keen folk musician. She has toured the UK with Joe Broughtons Folk Ensemble, playing at some of the biggest folk festivals around the country. 

Emily has recently graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with first-class honours. She is now continuing her studies, working towards a Master of Music Degree. 

Emily Hicks

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Guitar

Harry is a multi-instrumentalist from Suffolk who has been brought up in the UK folk scene from a young age, playing folk clubs with fiddle player Joe Bailey, before running a community folk group for two years. 
 

Now based in Birmingham, he plays as part of another duo with Sean Morrison. Playing Guitar, Accordion and Banjo, he has been tutored by Joe Broughton, Will Pound, and Dan Walsh.

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Sean Morrison

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Bass

Rob recently graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied Composition. During his time there he played with the Folk Ensemble which led to the formation of Juniper. 
 

Whilst not playing with Juniper, Rob is also part of pop-rock band Woundedspirit.
Outside of music, He is a keen Scuba diver having spent 30+ hours underwater including one where he was playing trombone.

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Percussion

Aidan is a multi-percussionist and drummer from London and is now currently studying a masters of Music Degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

 

Having studied with the likes of Cormac Byrne, Sophie Hastings, Christian Weaver and Tom Chapman, he has a passion for Folk music from around the world and brings this blend of styles to Juniper.

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Our Callers

Our callers, Siobhan and Jake have been with the band for two years and enjoy doing weddings as a duo. Siobhan has loved dancing since she was four and has been calling Scottish Country dancing and ceilidhs for 10 years. She enjoys singing, playing the harp and her job as a science and geography teacher. Like most Scottish children, Jake was forced to learn ceilidh dancing from an early age. He now revels in inflicting this knowledge on unsuspecting southerners. He loves to teach music, play music and never passes up an opportunity to dance.

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