Gordon Dougall- Artistic Director
Gordon founded Limelight Music in 1989 and since then his mentorship skills have aided the careers of many of Scotland’s disabled musicians and performers.
An experienced musical director, composer, writer and theatre director Gordon has worked in the arts and entertainment business for over 35 years with Bell Records, Chapel Music London, Red Ladder Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Dundee Rep, National Theatre of Romania, Merlin Theatre Budapest, Parapanda Arts Lab Tanzania, MacRobert, Communicado, TAG Theatre, The Citizens Theatre, Fittings Multi Media Arts and Wildcat Stage Productions. He was also the Musical Director/Composer for the Kings Theatre Glasgow for four years.
He is a multi-award winning artist who has been director and co-writer of many successful Tron Theatre Pantomimes and as a composer has produced many scores for feature films and television. From 1989 until 1995 Gordon shared the post of in-house composer with Craig Armstrong during Michael Boyd’s reign as artistic director of The Tron Theatre. He Directed and co-wrote the TMA award nominated music production Katie Morag for Mull Theatre and was musical director for the Forbes Masson shows Crackers, Stiff! and Mince? Gordon has also just been announced as the musical supervisor of Tony Roper’s The Steamie at SSE Hydro in 2019.
Fletcher Mathers- Programme Director
Fletcher Mathers is programme director of Limelight Music and also a workshop leader. She creates and delivers many of our projects in schools and centers all over Scotland.
Fletcher trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Royal Conservatoire Scotland) and since then has worked in theatres all over the UK. She is currently one of National Theatre of Scotland resident actors. Her previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes The Duchess of Malfi, First Snow/Premiere Neige, The 306: Day, To Begin…. in Wigtown and Forres. Her other theatre work includes Hamlet (Citizens, Glasgow), Death and the Maiden, Macbeth (Mull Theatre), Whisky Galore (Perth Theatre/The LyceumEdinburgh) and Girlfriends (Oldham Coliseum /Playhouse Theatre, London). She has toured the west coast of America with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra as their lead female vocalist and dancer. She has co-written five pantomimes for the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. She has appeared in numerous television programmes and she has been the on-train announcer for all Scotrail trains for over 13 years.
Catriona Kirk- Workshop Leader/PR
Catriona Kirk is one of Limelight Music‘s workshop leaders and she also manages our website and social media, sharing all the great work we do with all of you!
Catriona studied HND Acting and Performance at Performing Arts Studio Scotland, during which time she worked with our Artistic Director, Gordon Dougall. Gordon co-directed The Sketchy Numbers Club, a 60’s song and sketch show, which Catriona was cast in for her graduate production. After graduation, Catriona began her career at Limelight Music beginning as a workshop assistant, then progressing to workshop leader. She is also a keen singer and trumpet player, having played for over 12 years. She works closely with the rest of our creative team on delivering many school projects and also helps with PR management alongside Limelight Music‘s admin team. Catriona also works as a support worker at the weekends with Lothian Autistic Society and she volunteers regularly with her local Riding for the Disabled group. Catriona is a vocalist in the Limelight Band.
Joseph Delaney- Workshop Assistant
Joseph Delaney is a workshop assistant with Limelight Music and has been involved in the organisation for 21 years.
Joseph began his journey with Limelight Music by attending some of our workshop projects and developing his music skills by joining some of the early Limelight Music bands. He was supported by Limelight Music to complete a BA Honours degree in Applied Music at Strathclyde University in 2010 and was the first person with a learning impairment to gaina music degree in Scotland. Since this Joseph has been involved in lots of productions with Limelight, including working on the 25thAnniversary of Tony Roper’s The Steamie, on a tour that extended from the UK to countries such as Germany, Romania and Israel. Joseph has also been the Musical Director for three productions that Limelight have done in collaboration with Edinburgh College. Joseph supports as a workshop assistant in many of our school projects all over Scotland. Joseph plays piano as a cabaret musician and also is the church organist for St Mirin’s Cathedral in Paisley. Joseph’s specialist instruments include piano, keys, guitar and violin. Joseph plays keys in the Limelight Band.
Mark Turnbull- Workshop Assistant
Mark Turnbull is a workshop assistant with Limelight Music and has been involved with the organisation for many years.
Mark’s passion has always been with music at a very young age and he began drumming in his teenage years. Aswell as working on many productions and projects with Limelight Music over the years in theatres such as Citizens Theatre and Tron Theatre, Mark decided to pursue a career within the music industry. He studied Sound Engineering, whilst leading drum classes in the East End of Glasgow and is now a professional musician playing with professional bands as a cover/session musician. Mark is the drummer for the Glasgow rock and roll band, The Pontangz. Mark works with many of our school projects by assisting with his percussion and guitar. Mark is also the drummer for the Limelight band.
Michael McEwan- Associate
Michael McEwan has been involved with Limelight Music for many years, when it was called Sounds of Progress. He began helping to raise the profile of the organisation as he is an advocate for equality in the arts.
Michael has been a key adviser on manyof our projects as he is highly involved in the arts and disability sectorwithin Scotland. He most recently employed as a LAY researcher on our Music as Social Innovation collaboration with The University of Edinburgh, serving as a key link between gathering information amongst participants and families from the project, to pass back to The University of Edinburgh team for reporting and collating. Michael is also a freelance journalist, commenting on disability and mental health issues. He often writes articles for local newspapers, such as The Scotsman and is frequently on BBC Radio Scotland commenting on disability issues within the media. His programme features have also been aired on BBC Scotland’s The Nine and BBC Breakfast. Michael also writes for CommonSpace blog and creates podcasts for IRISS Glasgow. Michael is also the chair of East Renfrewshire Disability Action charity.