We are SWIG, a Maritime Folk trio based out of the Annapolis Valley, NS.
Founded in 1984 as a four piece band focusing on traditional and contemporary music of the maritimes original members included Chris Leslie (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Mark Roberts (bass, vocals) Roger Finigan (guitar, drums, vocals) and Steve Risser (guitar, vocals). The name SWIG is in an acronym for the founding four's heritage. Scotch (Chris), Welsh (Mark), Irish (Roger) and German (Steve)
Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Harmonica
Bill joined SWIG in 2006 replacing founding member Roger Finigan on vocals and guitar. Since then we've discovered he not only plays a mean harmonica but has added percussion through his custom made PVC drum kit. Bill is also a strong songwriter who contributes to the original material played by the band.