Chris is co-founder of Sound Out community music group and the driving force behind Stowed Out Festival.
The two day festival, now in its fourth year, has topped the bill with young, up and coming bands such as The Merrylees, Model Aeroplanes and Meursault . On the Friday night of the festival, some of the giants of the Scottish Folk scene have graced the stage including Shooglenifty, Old Blind Dogs, Dick Gaughan and Karine Polwart . Both days feature local young developing talent alongside more established performers.
In addition to the festival, Sound Out run regular open mic nights where young musicians can hone their skills with the support of more established musicians.