Gary Blair has run a very large accordion
school. He has competed in scores of accordion competitions, winning many
of them. He is a past U.K. Accordion Champion and now devotes his time
between a very busy gig schedule and teaching the accordion.
Gary Blair is a lover of
all styles of music and this reflects in his performing a wide variety of
styles. He has been Guest Artiste at many accordion clubs, festivals and
In the past, he used to
organise the South Scotland Accordion Championships having taken over from
his late father and mother, who both taught the accordion. Gary has
been actively involved in the last 26 U.K. Accordion Championships, be it
competing, adjudicating, performing or organising. He is currently an
Executive Committee member of the National Accordion Organisation of Great
Britain and the Gary Blair Ceilidh Band have performed for the UK
Championships Gala Evening on six occasions.
In between his rather hectic schedule of band gigs
(ceilidh's, weddings etc.) he has performed recently in Dubai and at both
international accordion festivals held at Blackpool (3 performances) and
Caister England (4 performances).
The Gary Blair Ceilidh Band have a CD
available and there are also two solo CDs recorded by Gary