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Lee Bisset

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Multi award winning and highly talented Soprano Opera singer

Lee Bisset grew up in Inverbeg, Loch Lomond, where her parents, Jack and Jennifer Bisset owned and managed the Inverbeg Inn. Along with her two brothers she attended Lomond School.

Jack Buchanan

Jack Buchanan
Britain’s First Major Star of Stage & Screen

Hollywood had Fred Astaire, Britain had Jack Buchanan

Walter John Buchanan or Jack as he was called was born in Helensburgh on 2nd April 1890. The family home being Garthland in West Argyle Street, just along the road from his childhood, and later lifelong friend John Logie Baird.

Fionna Duncan

Fionna Duncan - Jazz  Legend & Helensburgh Hero
Inspiring vocalist & All time UK Jazz Great

Fionna was born in the Temperance Hotel, Garelochhead, during at ‘black out’ in the second month of World War 2. Fionna was due to be born in the family home, The Nest. Portincaple, but the Doctor refused to come to deliver her. It was therefore left to the Naval personnel stationed in the Hotel to bring Fionna into the world.

Kirsten Easdale

Kirsten Easdale
Celebrated Celtic Singer & Musician

"a voice to die for, pure enunciation, clarity of tone and the ability to squeeze the last drop out of every note - sheer undiluted magic..." CELTIC WORLD MAGAZINE

Helensburgh resident Kirsten was born Kirsten Jane Dickson on the 4th of June 1966, at Redlands Hospital in Glasgow.

Kenny Hyslop

Kenny Hyslop Portrait
A Slik Drummer and Musician

Kenny Hyslop was born Kenneth John Hyslop on the 14th February 1951 in Helensburgh.

Kenny displayed a musical talent from an early age and began playing the drums from the age of twelve. He has cited drumming legends John Bonham (Led Zepplin), Keith Moon (The Who) and Clyde Stubblefield (best known for his work with James Brown) as his inspiration.