Kelpie: new CD and tour (in Germany)

October 31st, 2017

Official release is 24th November, 2017. But the CD exists and can be  ordered now directly from KELPIE (16€ + postage)   „Schneetreiben“: German winter-/Christmas songs with Celtic-Scandinavian Soul Kerstin Blodig (N/D): vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán Ian Melrose (Sco): vocals, guitar, whistles, seljefløyte, xaphoon After 21 years of playing and recording together in different […]

New FourStyles Website!

June 26th, 2017

The new-look FourStyles Website is now online:    

KELPIE – new website!

May 18th, 2017

My duo with Kerstin Blodig – KELPIE (Celtic-Scandinavian World Music) – has a new website! Please check it out:

Smoke on the Water – solo version!

September 19th, 2016

Sometimes it’s fun to do something people don’t expect, to revel in something a bit “over the top” and simply enjoy. One day I was idly playing around on the guitar and found myself doing the iconic opening riff of “Smoke on the Water”, and a friend thought it was somehow cool, so – surprised […]

RIP Padraig Duggan

August 10th, 2016

Very sad to hear that Padraig Duggan passed away yesterday. I got to know Padraig and his twin brother Noel in 1996, when we were all touring with the Celtic Band “Norland Wind” (with Thomas Loefke & Kerstin Blodig). By chance CLANNAD were looking for a lead guitarist, and the brothers kindly suggested me. Five […]

Auld Lang Syne – Guitar solo – free PDF!

December 27th, 2015

The classic song to sing as the year changes ….  here’s a  guitar solo version. Here’s wishing for a good 2016. PDF     Auld Lang Syne – Ian Melrose

New guitar video!

July 1st, 2015

A “teaser” from my forthcoming album “Swirling Sands” ..

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