Alex McClennan

Born and raised in Hamilton, NZ, Alex comes from a sound folk music background, having two musical parents and a brother who is now a professional musician in the UK.

After many years playing with both folk and pipe bands in Hamilton, Alex moved away to the big smoke of Auckland. A couple of years later he got hitched and buggered off to the UK for five years in a desperate attempt to escape his new in-laws. Back in NZ in late 2006, Alex joined the Crew to help fill the shoes of retiring crewman John McGowan.

Having stolen the majority of John's old songs, Alex is finding his feet and busily working to increase his repertoire of songs.

In addition to vocals, Alex plays tin whistle with the group and, wherever possible, the fool.

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