Celtic Ukes / Bio

I am Michael Gordon Sinclair, I have been playing music since I was 4 years old. Music and performing is in my genes. My father, grandmother and great grandfather were all in the business back home in Scotland.

Piano is my first love. I was classically trained but nowadays I play lots of different things. From ragtime to rock & roll. Duke Ellington to John Denver. Johnny Mercer to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to George Gershwin. And, of course, my own songs - a very special blend of powerful lyrics and melodies. This website is the home of my own compositions.

In the last few years, I've discovered the ukulele. I just love it. It travels with me everywhere I go. More recently, my wife Rosie has learned to play ukulele too. We have our own duo called Travelling Ukes. And when we play at Scottish Highland Gatherings, we become the Celtic Ukes.

Mostly we play small, intimate events. House concerts, campfire shows, charity events. Mike's Cafe Bar is a popular show where I play mostly instrumental piano. Travelling Ukes are regulars on the Isle of Wight Song Walk. We also love playing at the Island Highland Gathering. There we play and sing all the great songs from my homeland. My show "From ragtime to rock and roll and beyond" has been well received on both sides of the Atlantic. It traces the history of popular music from Scott Joplin in 1899 right through to current times.

So, we are pretty versatile and we love playing music. Talk to me about your event and let's see if we connect in a way that has us do something together.

General Info

Band Members
Just me and my ukulele, keyboard, accordion, dulcimer, flutes and voice!
Artist Name
Celtic Ukes
Profile Page
Celtic / Folk / World

Contact Info

East Cowes, UK
Rosie Sinclair