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   FAOL LIATH - MEMBER BIOS   

J. V. Hudson


J.V. Hudson started his musical journey at the age of six when he started piano lessons and continued his study with the same teacher for ten years. During that time he also took up guitar and bass guitar. His first so called real band was The Generations which took 3rd place in the statewide Battle of the Bands. J.V. played with many other bands through the years most notably Uncle Tubb and Sour Honey. Ar the age of 10 his father took him to see The Black Watch Regimental Pipes and Drums, and his love of the Great Highland Bagpipe was born. He later played with a couple of Pipebands (NC State and The City of Oaks) and then went on to perform solo pipes for wedding, funerals, wakes and wars.
In Faol Liath his duties are pipes, whistles, harmonica, keyboards and vocals. He has also contribulted several original tunes. Musical influences are Viola Wright, G.S. McLennan , William Lawrie , Peter MacLeod , Gordon Walker , Gordon Duncan , R.S. MacDonald, ELP and The Beatles. His likes include weapons, single malt Scotch, outdoor cooking, fly fishing and dogs.
J.V. is a member of Clan Donald, MacDonald of Sleat.

David Glenn


David, a native of Durham, NC, joined his first band at the age of thirteen. For more than four decades, he has played both part time and full time in various configurations ranging from a coffee house duet to a ten piece R&B revue. As a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, he has sung, played bass, sax, guitar and harmonica in numerous musical genres, including R&B, gospel, East Coast beach music, funk rock and straight up Rock and Roll.
Having always had an interest in Celtic music, being from the Macintosh Clan, the Faol Liath project is especially exciting for him.



Lisa Doherty


A Wilmington native, Lisa Doherty started violin at age 10. During college she fell in love with the Triangle area and has lived and performed there since 1992. Her professional musical experiences have included weddings, orchestra work, opera and ballet orchestras, and musical theater pits, including Broadway tour shows from Damn Yankees to Lion King. Unusual gigs include concerts with Regis Philbin, Clay Aiken, and Barry Manilow. In addition to music, Lisa is also a freeform knit and crochet artist. Playing with Faol Liath is an exciting chance to meet new people and new musical styles.



Artie Robinette


Artie has played in a variety of bands of many different genres. Also reasonably adept at bass guitar, keys and vocal work, Artie's first musical love has always been playing guitar. Over the years, he has written over 25 original jazz-influenced instrumental compositions. Artie loves the recording process, and is as happy in the studio as he is on the big stage.
Currently, Artie is also guitarist for Elvis tribute artist Keith Henderson from Chapel Hill NC, and part-time with the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Exalt Band.
In Faol Liath, Artie contributes acoustic and electric guitars, bass and vocal work. He also contributes original material to the band's repetoire.



John Wrenn


John started playing drums for money at the tender age of 13. By the time he graduated, the band he was playing with had won 1st place in the Jaycees sponsored battle of the bands in 1973. The group, "Still Creek", had an international release on the MCA label the following year.
John continued to play full time with the group throughout the 70's along with his brother Tony on guitar. A local group, "The Coulters", scored a record deal with CBS, and both Tony and John began playing with them on a full time basis throughout the 80's. In the early 90's, John and Tony formed their own group, New Breed, and played for several years.
John owns and operates J&B Herb and Plant Farms located in Roxboro, NC.


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