Ian Parker (keyboardist, member of The Hollies since 1991)

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Ian Parker (born in Irvine, North Ayrshire on 26 November 1953) is a Scottish keyboard player, vocalist, composer and songwriter.

Ian has played keyboards with the Hollies since 1991 and with Clannad since 1988, extensively touring the world and recording with both bands. He has also played with Elkie Brooks, Joan Armatrading, Killing Joke, Tom Robinson Band, Three Degrees, Moya Brennan, Chuck Berry, the Nolans, Wall Street Crash, and the Platters, and has been Musical Director for the Drifters, Del Shannon, Percy Sledge and the Chi-Lites.

He has played on many recordings including The Essential Clannad (2012), Then Now Always – The Hollies (2010), Staying Power – The Hollies (2006), Clannad: Live in Concert (2005), Landmarks – Clannad (1998) – received Grammy Award, Lore Clannad (1996), Peggy Sue Got Married (Not Fade Away) – Buddy Holly and The Hollies (1996), Banba – Clannad (1993), Anam – Clannad (1991), Past Present – Clannad (1989), TRB Two – Tom Robinson Band (1979).

He has written or co-written songs featured on the recordings Maire – Maire Brennan (1992): No Easy Way and Voices of the Land, TRB Two – Tom Robinson Band (1979): All Right All Night, Crossing Over The Road.

He co-produced with Ray Stiles the 2006 Hollies recording Staying Power.

He composed all the music for the Granada TV series Dominatrix Re-loaded (2004) and for the short film Dial M for Mistress shown at the Raindance Film Festival Soho London (2005). His TV appearances include the Jay Leno Show with Clannad, David Letterman Show with Joan Armatrading, Later with Jools Holland with Clannad, and Top of the Pops with the Tom Robinson Band.

He has written and recorded two solo albums Count The Waves (1996) and Celtic (1999)

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Auld Lang Syne Various Artists 1
Celtic Various Artists 1

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