"A musician renowned for his versatility and individualistic approach to thinking about and creating music."

Michael Tumelty, Music Critic, The Herald

Jim works internationally out of his Edinburgh based studio to deliver consistently high quality music that crosses continents and defies genre. Alongside his work for film and TV, he creates large scale arts events and collaborates with some of the world's top music artists.

Highlights of the past five years include:

  • Premiered three new commissions with his 36 piece European orchestra La Banda Europa at Celtic Connections festival in January 2017. The new pieces are soon to be released on the band's first album, produced by Jim.
  • Produced an album of Eliza Carthy and the Wayward band which entered the UK album charts at number 26 in February 2017 to rave reviews in the press.
  • Produced two songs for the OSCAR winning Disney/Pixar film BRAVE and worked on a variety of other film and TV commissions including Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and What We Did On Our holiday.
  • In March 2017 Jim produced two tracks for acclaimed Scottish Rapper Loki for his album Trigger Warning.
  • Composed 20 songs for CBBC Pet Problem Solvers with director Annie Griffin.
  • Delivered commissions that celebrated Marseilles as European Capital of Culture 2013 and Derry as UK city of Culture 2013.
  • He was awarded Composer of the Year at the Trad awards 2014 for his work on Struileag: a massive international Gaelic diaspora project which spawned a book, a CD and an internationally streamed show at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow.

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