Jim Walker

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This Celtic artist is one of a parade of drummers whose names are Jim Walker or reasonably close. Adding to the confusion is the fact that two of these drummers, one of them this one, share both Canadian…
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This Celtic artist is one of a parade of drummers whose names are Jim Walker or reasonably close. Adding to the confusion is the fact that two of these drummers, one of them this one, share both Canadian backgrounds as well as subsequent status on the English music scene. Both the percussionist associated with the Celtic rock movement and bands such as Ceolbeg and Seelyhoo and another Jim Walker who played in Public Image Ltd. are Canadians who began performing professionally after coming to England. The latter Walker dropped out of the music scene after the late '90s, however.

The music of pipes and drums bouncing off munros and swirling about like the steam off a hot plate of haggis must have been more satisfying than the company of the Public Image lads, as the other Walker has remained dedicated to the Scottish music genre since joining his first pipe band in 1984. He first recorded with Ceolbeg on that band's 1990 release entitled Not the Bunnyhop, but did not become a regular member until a couple of CDs later. Walker has also done recording sessions with Sandy Brechin, the Wrigley Sisters, and the Tannahill Weavers.