Saltire are the Scottish duo of Alex Hodgson (guitar and vocals) and David Vernon (accordian).
Alex is a singer/songwriter based in Prestonpans, East Lothian. He has a musical career spanning several decades and has performed for the Queen, the BBC and various radio stations, most recently on Forth 2. His music is distintively Scottish, with both a charm and humour that reflect his background and love of music.
David has been a full-time professional for many years, and has performed at musical events and festivals all over the UK and abroad … including Canada, Middle East, Switzerland, Iceland and New Zealand among many others. Once described as “hugely talented and hilarious” [Shetland Accordion Festival], his solo concerts provide excellent entertainment, displaying his vast knowledge and incredible ability. A lover of world music, David takes us on a tour to countries many of us might rarely associate with the accordion. David is the resident accordionist in the “Spirit of Scotland” show, which performs 250 evenings per year in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Together, David and Alex will take you on a beautiful tour of the Scottish Highlands, Islands and beyond, with delightful and uplifting music, song, stories and comic tales. Scotland's answer to Foster & Allen!