The Glencraig Band was formed in 1983 when Nicol McLaren was asked if he could put together a band for a church social. Two good friends – Dave Bell on drums and Lorna Webster on accordion -joined him for what was a tremendous evening of music and dance, and the band was suddenly in demand.
Since then, the Glencraig Band has grown to be one of the most successful, popular and widely travelled bands on the scene, playing for all types of dance, weddings, concerts etc both at home in Scotland, and abroad - as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Kazakhstan and Martinique.
Their first recording was in 1989 for a charity “The Dick Webster Cancer Fund” a project helped to finance a day care ward for sufferers at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, and in 1990 the band recorded their first broadcast for BBC Radio Scotland’s “Take the Floor”. To date, the band have released twelve Cds and have recorded over twenty radio broadcasts and two TV series.
The band name comes from Nicol’s last two working collies, Glen and Craig.