FP100 Fife bands 21. Dunragan

Dunragan on stage at T in the Park
Dunragan on stage at T in the Park

There cannot be a band to match Dunragan’s record at T In The Park – 15 successive years performing at Scotland’s major music festival?

From 1998, Balado’s ceilidh tent became a second home to the Glenrothes folk-rock group.

Dunragan emerged out of local band White Knight, which featured founder members Dewar Brown, Barry Forbes and Tam McMahon. They were joined by Colin Brock for their debut album ‘The Dawning’ in 1990-91.

By 1994, Hazel Nicholson joined on fiddle as the group became a six-piece – and a real live force.

Robbie Moffat joined for the Manny Charlton-produced 1995 release ‘Heart, Faith & Steel’.

The band recorded five albums and played across Scotland, including a string of Hogmanay gigs at Rothes Halls.

In 1996 they played a n number of gigs in Boblingen, Germany, as part of a town-twinning festival, while closer to home,they headlined the Daleburn Festival in the Shetlands and also supported bands such as Wishbone Ash, Mott The Hoople and Status Quo.

The changing line-up has altered to include Gill Cavanagh, Fiona Tough, Stuart Porter, Dougie Gordon, Ronnie Reid, Rosie Dalargy, Malcy Clarke and Kevin Findlay.