Blair Dunlop

Vocals & Guitars

Blair began playing guitar at the age of six and grew up around the music  of The Albion Band “I remember going to a lot of Albion Band gigs and falling in love with the music, Ken Nicol’s guitar playing has stayed with me in particular and inspired me to learn and play music I really connected with.” The son of Albion, Fiarport and Steeleye founder Ashley Hutchings, Blair began his career in entertainment in the film industry, in Tim Burton’s production of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, playing the part of young Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp). After leaving school he then decided to follow a career in music with his first EP being released in the summer of 2010 and the follow up ‘Bags Outside the Door’ a year later. Blair has just completed a short tour of Italy and performed at the Southbank Centre at the ‘In Search of Nic Jones’ tribute concert. He has supported acts such as Fairport Convention, Cara Dillon and Georgie Fame and is a finalist of  the 2012 Radio 2 Young Folk Award