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:

FourStyles CD-release concert in Berlin

April 14th, 2017

On Friday, 21st April at 20:00 the FourStyles CD-Release-concert! We’re presenting our new album “Cuatro Estilos” Friday, 21st April 20:00  Passionskirche Marheinekeplatz 1, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg Tickets at: With the great new line-up: Rüdiger Krause – Jazz, Nikos Tsiachris – Flamenco, Heiko Ossig – Klassik, Ian Melrose – Folk/Fingerstyle, we’re all highly motivated and are looking  forward to a very special evening! […]

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 […]

Celtic Guitar Journeys on tour in Germany

September 6th, 2016

Celtic Guitar Journeys German tour November 2016! Dylan Fowler (Wales), Soig Siberil (Bretagne) & Ian Melrose (Scotland). Tickets for the Berlin concert on 1st November now available! Tel. 030 – 61 10 13 13     1st Nov.: Berlin, Passionskirche 2nd Nov.: Oberhausen, Gdanska 3rd Nov. : Osnabrück, Lutherhaus 4th Nov.: Neustadt, Wespennest  

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 […]

World Accordion meets Fingerstyle Guitar

April 9th, 2016

I will be on tour in Germany with the amazing accordion virtuoso Manfred Leuchter. We’d love to see you at one of our concerts! (see below). Video channel: 21.04. Neuburg a.d. Donau, Kunstscheune
 22.04 Kleinmachnow, KultRaum
 23.04. Berlin, Kulturhaus Spandau
 24.04. Oderaue, Theater am Rand 17:00!!
 30.04. Rottweil – Dominikanermuseum

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

Both new CDs have arrived!

October 22nd, 2015

Both Cds have arrived! I was recently at Acoustic Music Records and could celebrate the arrival of my new solo Cd “Swirling Sands” and the debut CD of the “Celtic Guitar Journeys” project!! Available already from Acoustic Music Records!! Swirling Sands: Celtic Guitar Journeys:

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