Ian Lowthian was born and bred in the Scottish Borders, learning the piano accordion, mostly continental music, French musettes and Italian Polkas but also some light classical pieces arranged for standard bass accordion and of course some Scottish music. He is a prolific composer of mainly traditional music and has composed many pieces for children’s ensembles and folk orchestra. He is constantly making arrangements for Folk bands in the schools and now has the most wonderful job working in the schools doing creative projects with children. Song writing, composition, recordings etc. He also works with children with additional learning needs using technology and instruments especially created to facilitate music making for them.