Gaitway Brothers – an inspiring true story

Gaitway-Brothers-before-and-afterLife is full of tragic and touching stories. Peter and Steven Gait – the Scottish twin singers better known as the Gaitway Brothers – have just turned 15-years-old. At this time of year, we often find ourselves looking back with amazement at how much we have achieved and with nostalgia at how much has changed.

It has been my privilege to work with the boys since they were 10-years-old and to share, not only in their musical journey, but also in that dangerous adventure that every adolescent boy must take: their journey to manhood.  


Though every boy must rise to this challenge, it cannot be overstated how difficult if can be. The Gaitway Brothers are no stranger to tragedy and perhaps this gives some of their music it’s unique pathos which fans often describe. I asked Steven and Peter to share personally a little about themselves:


Gaitway-Brothers-StevenI was born in Scotland and I live Helensburgh. A lot of our songs are old traditional music and it’s written by Matthew or people we work with. 

A big struggle for me was my Dad passed away when I was 9. My Papa and Nana give me the strength to persevere because they are really supportive of me. 

My advice to other young people trying to succeed in music is try hard, don’t give up don’t listen to all the people that make fun of you or say you can’t do it. 

Please keep supporting us b sharing our videos and tell people to ‘like’ us, follow us etc. Thank you so much for all you do. I want to give special thanks to Matthew Todd, Phil Todd, Nathan my Papa, Mum and Nana”




I was born in the Vale of Leven in Alexandria which is in in Scotland and I live in Helensburgh. My biggest musical inspiration is Matthew Todd, our manager and our friend.

We sing lots of traditional Scottish music and have other songs about God. Some of the songs we have sung are written by Matthew Todd and we do covers of other songs like ‘Human’ by the Killers.

Our Dad passed away when we were 9. It was hard and was a dark time for me. My Nana and Papa help me carry on because they encourage me and are very supportive, and my Mum as well.

My ambition is to learn Japanese and to achieve higher in all the subjects I choose at school and advance higher in some too.  I want to go to university and go to Japan and go to the Pokémon store and theme park.

My advice to other young people would be to try as hard as possible, believe in yourself and stick to it and practice.

Please keep on watching our music videos on youtube and subscribe to us and go to our website

A special thank you to Matthew Todd, Phillip Todd, Nathan Todd, Mum, Nana, Papa and all our fans and the people who have helped in our music videos.

Keep following us :)”


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‘Dalriata’s King’ – fantasy feature film with amazing young talent

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A new historical / fantasy epic is being created in Scotland. The film is set in the ancient Kingdom of Dalriata before it united with the Picts to become Scotland. Alpin MacEchdach must unite his kingdom if he is to defeat a terrifying supernatural evil and rescue his young brother, Finn. The deep characters and compelling story have motivated an enthusiastic cast and crew to attempt the impossible as they work together to bring this independent feature film to the screen.


The brothers survey Dalriata
The exiled brothers survey their war-torn Kingdom of Dalriata


Dalriata’s King‘ features young actors previously featured on this site including Peter Gait, Steven Gait (aka the Gaitway Brothers) and Finn is played by Noah Irvine (the younger brother of Samuel Irvine). These young actors also featured in ‘The Fable of Forsaken’ which was released last year and is now touring film festivals. Both films were ventures of the independent film company ‘Fellowship Film‘ which works alongside communities to bring about large-scale film projects of real depth and value.

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Peter Gait is victim to the evil sorceress, Nathara (played by Kerry Browne)


Finn MacEchdach
Noah Irvine plays the challenging role of the young prince, Finn MacEchdach


Noah Irvine, comes from a family of actors and his father, Barry Irvine, played the heroic Templar Knight in ‘The Fable of Forsaken’. The shoot has been incredibly full on for the young actor and he will not be wrapped until mid-November. However, he has approached this difficult and very physical role with relish and no shortage of enthusiasm!

 Noah tells us:

“The film is awesome and if you like action, well… it’s just the perfect film!”

The press is hailing the film as the ‘budget braveheart‘ (but with better accents!) due to the fact that ‘Dalriata’s King‘ is a passion project, achieving professional standards and high production value on a micro budget. All cast and crew are giving their services for free because they wholeheartedly believe in the project and want to see a change in the provision for large scale films with creative vision.



The Pictish warrior, Fergus (Peter Cosgrove)

The second block of filming is being funded through an Indigogo campaign which is already more than half-way to its target. Click here or the image below to find out more and see the first epic footage from ‘Dalriata’s King‘!

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