He is mostly involved nowadays in playing for dance
with top Edinburgh ceilidh band The Occasionals
and Highland reels and ceilidh trio The Ghillies
- with Duncan MacGillivray and Andy Thorburn
- plus some duo work with Duncan.
Ian is also well-known as a composer
with four albums
and three tune books of own composition
since 1986. Numerous other artists
play and have recorded his tunes. WESTRINGING
brings another dimension to this output and the CD includes his
commissioned for The Millennium Highland Festival.
Ian Hardie was editor of The Nineties Collection
, a signature volume of new traditional-style composition in Scotland in the 1990s, Ian Hardie was also integral to the two recordings featuring tunes from the Collection as well as touring the music with the five-piece version of The Ghillies.
For many years, Ian Hardie combined music with full then part time practice as a lawyer but since 2001 has been exclusively involved in music and enjoyment of the many benefits of life in the Scottish Highlands from his seaside home in Nairn.
Sadly in October 2012 Ian died from a brain tumour. All copyright is now owned by his widow Viv. All enquiries re sales of books and CDS and permission to reproduce, publish or record Ian's music should still be made through this website.