Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton
Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton with Owen Sinclair
Ross and Ali have a long history of mutual musical roots, both being founding members of the award-winning powerhouse Treacherous Orchestra and they have played in many leading Scottish bands including Old Blind Dogs, Salsa Celtica, with Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty, Capercaillie and many more.
Ross and Ali’s live performances deliver music with an energy and passion that can only come with a shared and rich musical history – the music they create is both exciting and beguiling with an undeniable synergy that can only be forged from a lifetime of friendship.
Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, playing pipes, whistles and cittern. He is renowned for his highly acclaimed solo material, and as a skilled performer and prolific collaborator.
Ali Hutton is a hugely successful multi-instrumentalist and Producer on the Scottish music scene, having performed and worked alongside some of the most respected musicians and bands on the scene today.
The trio is completed by multi-instrumentalist and singer, Owen Sinclair. Owen has made his mark as an international performer and teacher, performing regularly with Tannara, Westward the Light and Inyal.
Winners – Best Duo – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
Finalists – Best Duo – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018