Ian Anderson’s Wife Shona Learoyd; Their Marriel Life with Children

Shona Learoyd is famous as the wife of Ian Anderson who is a British musician, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter.

Shona Learoyd was born in the United Kingdom to British parents. Learoyd holds a British nationality while she belongs to a white ethical background.

Is Learoyd still Married to their Husband?

Shona Learoyd is a married woman, she married Ian Anderson. However, the couple married in April 1976. From the marriage, the pair have two children namely Gael Anderson, and James Duncan Anderson. Their son, James is a musician while their daughter, Gael currently works in the film industry.

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Caption: Shona Learoyd with his family

As of now, their marriage is going strong as they are spending a very happy and blessed married life. Previously, her husband, Ian married Jennie Franks from February 1970 to 1974.

Learoyd’s Husband Net Worth

Her husband, Ian Anderson has an estimated net worth of around $ 30 million at present which he earned through his career as a musician, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter.

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Caption: Shona Learoyd’s husband Ian Anderson

Previously, Shona and her husband, Ian lived in a 16th-century redbrick farmhouse on the 500-acre (2.0 km2) Pophleys Estate in Radnage, England, in Kilmarie House. The house was located in their Strathaird Estate on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, as well as a short time in Montreux, Switzerland. As of now, the couple lives in Wiltshire, England, and have a house again in Switzerland, near Montreux.

Her Husband’s Career

Her husband, Ian Anderson is a British musician, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter who is widely famous for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist, and acoustic guitarist of the British rock band Jethro Tul. Initially, Anderson worked as a sales assistant at Lewis’s department store in Blackpool.

Then he formed The Blades in 1963 alongside Michael Stephens (guitar), John Evan (keyboards), Barriemore Barlow (drums), and Jeffrey Hammond (bass).

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Caption: Shona Learoyd and her husband

People refer to Ian as a deranged flamingo due to his famous one-legged flute stance. After several years in Jethro Tull, he began his solo career and wrote the album A as a solo record in 1980. Later it released under the Jethro Tull name. His first solo album Walk into Light in the year 1983.

Ian Anderson’s studio albums

Furthermore, Ian has released five other studio albums as a solo artist namely Divinities: Twelve Dances with God, The Secret Language of Birds, Rupi’s Dance, Thick as a Brick 2, and Homo Erraticus. In addition, Anderson is also a director of four companies: Jethro Tull Production Limited, Ian Anderson Group of Companies Limited, Ian Anderson Limited, and Calliandra Productions Limited. Also, he released the studio album Jethro Tull – The String Quartets on 24th March 2017.

Awards & Honors

Moreover, he has received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement. Additionally, he has also received an honorary Doctorate of Literature from Heriot-Watt University. Also, he appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2008. Anderson is a proud recipient of Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters) from Abertay University.