Surrealis Sounds Recording Studio Berlin

September 16th, 2018

This is a shout out to my good friend Jörg at Surrealis Sounds Recording Studio Berlin. This small but very audiophile studio is housed in one corner of the Teldex complex over in Lichterfelde District of Berlin and has been my “go to” studio for as long a I can remember. Recording Sessions Some of […]

FourStyles Guitar Festival 25th March in Berlin!

March 19th, 2018

Four Styles Guitar Festival Sunday 25th March 2018  Berlin – Philharmonie (Kammermusiksaal) – 20:00 Four Styles (Flamenco – Jazz – Classical – Folk) -one instrument: the guitar Rüdiger Krause: Jazz Heiko Ossig: Classical Nikos Tsiachris: Flamenco Ian Melrose: Folk/Fingerstyle More Infos/Video/Sound-bites at: Tickets HIER Wir würden uns freuen – wenn möglichst viele von Euch Lust hätten, dabei […]

Kelpie: new CD and tour (in Germany)

October 31st, 2017

Official release is 24th November, 2017. But the CD exists and can be  ordered now directly from KELPIE (16€ + postage)   „Schneetreiben“: German winter-/Christmas songs with Celtic-Scandinavian Soul Kerstin Blodig (N/D): vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán Ian Melrose (Sco): vocals, guitar, whistles, seljefløyte, xaphoon After 21 years of playing and recording together in different […]

New FourStyles Website!

June 26th, 2017

The new-look FourStyles Website is now online:    

KELPIE – new website!

May 18th, 2017

My duo with Kerstin Blodig – KELPIE (Celtic-Scandinavian World Music) – has a new website! Please check it out:

Smoke on the Water – solo version!

September 19th, 2016

Sometimes it’s fun to do something people don’t expect, to revel in something a bit “over the top” and simply enjoy. One day I was idly playing around on the guitar and found myself doing the iconic opening riff of “Smoke on the Water”, and a friend thought it was somehow cool, so – surprised […]

RIP Padraig Duggan

August 10th, 2016

Very sad to hear that Padraig Duggan passed away yesterday. I got to know Padraig and his twin brother Noel in 1996, when we were all touring with the Celtic Band “Norland Wind” (with Thomas Loefke & Kerstin Blodig). By chance CLANNAD were looking for a lead guitarist, and the brothers kindly suggested me. Five […]

Auld Lang Syne – Guitar solo – free PDF!

December 27th, 2015

The classic song to sing as the year changes ….  here’s a  guitar solo version. Here’s wishing for a good 2016. PDF     Auld Lang Syne – Ian Melrose

New guitar video!

July 1st, 2015

A “teaser” from my forthcoming album “Swirling Sands” ..

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