Kenn "cut his eye teeth" in traditional music at the age of 16 as the guitarist with the Sutherland based Hector McRae Dance Band. Since then he has had a chequered musical history as a bassist/singer/guitarist with various bands ranging from Heavy Rock, Pop to 60's covers. Since 1992 he has been the guitarist with Edinburgh based funky ceilidh band Hud Yer Wheesht and since 1999 has been the guitarist/singer with the group Hoogie who regularly play at festivals at home and abroad and are currently recording their third album.
Following years of 'serving' tune players as the guitarist in rhythm sections, Kenn decided to join them (if you can't beat 'em !) by taking up the tenor banjo in 2005, and in 2006 he moved from Edinburgh to Stonehaven where he joined up with his brother Kevin, Alastair, Frances and John, with whom he had been 'sessioning' with for many months beforehand, to form Cabrach. After over 20 years of playing at ceilidhs, he is well experienced in calling the dances (Beware of Elvis impressions and spontaneous bursts of song during the calling however!)