Gary Blair, accordionist extraordinaire is joining us from Glasgow Scotland. Gary began playing at age 8. His father Jimmy was a renowned musician, teacher, and band leader. Gary has competed in and won scores of accordion competitions and is highly sought after as an adjudicator at competitions. He has appeared on TV, radio, and video. Gary frequents accordion gatherings and festivals around the world. He also teaches both private lessons as well as by Skype with pupils around the world. Gary performs solo, as a performer and director of the Jimmy Blair Orchestra, as the leader of the Gary Blair Ceilidh Band, and with other accordionists. He specifically enjoys attending accordion festivals, clubs, and is a frequent invited guest at the International Accordion Celebration in Leavenworth, WA. Gary plays a wide variety of music from many different cultures and countries. His styles include dance, popular, classical, Celtic, and traditional accordion tunes. We are very fortunate to have him share his talents with us for this special performance.