March 6th - 29th

The Friendly Festival

John Hinshelwood


Over the last three decades Lanarkshire based singer/songwriter John Hinshelwood’s finely crafted, country tinged songs have firmly established his reputation as a writer and performer of distinction.

He has recorded with, among others, ex Byrd Gene Parsons, legendary Scottish songwriter Rab Noakes,  American singer/songwriter Kathy Stewart, and ex Poozie Patsy Seddon, as well as sharing a stage with many distinguished artistes including Roger McGuinn, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, and  Martin Simpson.

His live appearances have included Celtic Connections, Highland Festival, Wembley Country Festival, Perth’s Southern Fried Festival, and Summertyne Festival in Newcastle, in addition to headlining at most of the main acoustic music clubs in Scotland  and many other venues across the folk/country/Americana music scene.

His  CDs ‘Holler til Dawn’, ‘Shattered Pleasures’( a collaboration with Canadian singer Sandra Gellatly),  and ‘Lowering the Tone’ have all received widespread criticalacclaim, with the prestigious publication Maverick describing the latter as ‘ a superb album full of beautifully crafted songs’. A track from the CD, ‘What’s Left is what’s Right’, reached number 4 in the British/Irish Independent Country music chart.

The current line-up of the John Hinshelwood Band is:

  • John Hinshelwood – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Tim Black – acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Ed McGlone – bass,Chapman stick, vocals


Solo, duo and larger band line- ups  also available depending on size/type of venue. 

Contact John: john.hinshelwood260@btinternet.com   01555 860015 (home)   07949 960321 (mobile)