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Scotlands pre-eminent guitar duo Swing Guitars came together through a mutual admiration of the music of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, but the duo are not concerned about slavish imitation and infuse the music with their own highly spirited personal style. Now well established on the live circuit and festival scene, Swing Guitars have gained a deserved reputation as a formidable and highly entertaining live act.

Since first coming to prominence on the Celtic Connections open stage, Swing Guitars have graced stages around the UK and Europe with such performers as John Jorgenson, Bob Brozman, Woody Mann, John Goldie, The Incredible String Band, Tony McManus and many others. The duo has also contributed music for the Scottish Television “This Scotland” documentary series.

Their most recent CD “Thirty Two Notes In A Heartbeat” was reviewed enthusiastically and received extensive radio play, which, along with live performances on national television and radio, has enabled Swing Guitars to take their music further afield into the global marketplace. A new CD “Down Here With The Ballast” is under way and is expected to be available May 2007.