Gordon Easton is from the Blackhills of Tyrie near Fraserburgh, where his family has crofted for generations. He learned many of his old songs from his mother and grandmother and is well-known for his fiddle, jew's harp and moothie playing, not to mention his considerable skills as a diddler. He has become a fixture on the festival competition scene, sometimes entering as many as five competitions. He is also a master at rural crafts including rope making and was a horse ploughman in his younger days. A past winner of Bothy Ballad Championships at Elgin and Strichen, he has also been a guest at TMSA festivals in Auchtermuchty and Keith.