I am responding to your query about musical Easdale's
I have not visited this page for quite some time, so I hope my reply is received.
You are quite right about about the number of us that are musicians, your husband Keith, Brian and my US name sake are all I have got details of
I understand Keith plays the Bagpipes, so do I.
I have been playing now for 44 years, starting with a Boys Brigade Band then with a grade 3, grade 2 and grade 1 Band all in the Renfrewshire area.
I moved to Ayrshire in 1980 and I am a founder member of my current Pipe Band and Pipe Sergeant, the Irvine & District Pipe Band (until two years ago known as the Dreghorn and Bourtreehill Pipe Band) - grade 4.
I also love playing the Lowland and Borders "sma" pipes or bellow pipes and I compete most years at the annual competition in Edinburgh.
My other hobby, as you will see from the Esdaile Forum page is Genealogy.
I am currently working on the third edition of my book on Easdale/ Esdaile/ Esdale and similar sounding names.
My e-mail address is Jeasdale@aol.com
John W. Easdale (I note that some of my Forum contributions exclude the W., I don't know why)