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  • Summer and Autumn Blog 2014 - Ross Ainslie
    This time going back to Lorient to play at the festival again This time the show was at the Lorient football stadium a gig that I ve wanted to do for years We shared the gig with the Dublin Legends and the Strypes Eamonn Coyne and I got a flight to Southampton the following day to meet the Treacherous boys at a crazy festival called Boomtown The guys were driving down from Glasgow and had some van trouble so they just made it in time for a quick sound check before going straight onstage Ali Duncan Andrea and I left straight after the gig to travel to the other side of London to catch a flight back to France the next day We were heading to a festival in Tatihou near Normandy The gig was great but had to catch a 5 hour bus journey to Paris after the gig for an early flight home in the morning It was a hectic week but we played some great gigs I was delighted to get a couple of days rest before getting a flight down to Bristol to play with Jarlath and the boys at Wickham festival big thanks to Eamonn Nugent for learning the set and joining us on bodhran I ve played the festival with various different line ups over the years and always have a good time there the backstage guys are really sound and they look after artists very well so thanks to them The day after I flew out to Colindres Cantabria in the North of Spain for a festival called Sauga Folk with my own Trio Joining me for this trip was Mike Bryan on guitar and Gordy Duncan Jr on drums I played the festival back in 2001 with Gordon Duncan Gordy s Dad and my teacher Ali Hutton and Morgan Macdonald and it was probably the first real tour I ever did It was great to go back especially as wee Gordy was there too It was then back down south with Treacherous Orchestra to a festival called Off the Tracks I d played it before with Salsa Celtica its a nice wee festival right next to Donington Race Track Eamonn Coyne and I travelled from Off the Tracks to Finland to meet up with the Salsa crew We were playing at the Helsinki Festival in an amazing venue Great gig altogether and the sound guys were really on the ball Blas festival followed Finland and I had three shows there this year The first two were with Jarlath joined by Matheu Watson on guitar We played in Roybridge then Eden Court in Inverness before I travelled to Oban for a show with Dougie Maclean I rushed back to Glasgow after the Oban gig to catch a flight to Belgium to play with Jar and the boys at Alden Biesen Scottish Weekend We always have a good time at the festival so thanks to Rik and all the guys there for getting us

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  • Autumn and Winter Blog 2013/14 - Ross Ainslie
    also great to play a couple of sets on the night in the Aberdeen Music Hall Last bit of work before christmas was a live stream for Dougie Maclean up in Butterstone Every month for the last 2 years Dougie and co have been putting out 1 hour shows They re going great well worth the monthly subscription to their site There s loads of footage from the streams plus access to archive videos Here s the link if you d like to join http butterstone tv index php login join levels I got some great news in between Christmas and New Year I was absolutely shocked and delighted that my solo album Wide Open was voted 9th in Scotland s top 50 albums of 2013 http www heraldscotland com arts ents music the scottish albums of 2013 x 23040765 So to finish off the year I had a gig with Treacherous Orchestra at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party it was a brilliant night and we finished off the Scottish stage on Fredrick s street Also on the bill was Fiddler s Bid and King Creosote So now into 2014 and like every other year it always starts with Celtic Connections it was another busy time My first gig was with Treacherous Orchestra and it was the schools concert in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall It s a great gig to play with the kids well up for it helped along by festival club compere and Singing Kettle star Kevin Macleod Later that day we went down to the Apple Store on Buchanan Street and crammed onto a tiny stage to play a short set The next day was at the Fruitmarket with Treacherous Orchestra We d been rehearsing a lot as we have a new album coming out this year and this gig was showcasing the new material It turned out to be one of the best gigs yet Next day was my own gig at Oran Mor shared with the Ollum I wanted to try and play most of my album material live so recruited Innes Watson John Somerville Duncan Lyall Hamish Napier and regulars Ali Hutton and James Mackintosh I ve just started writing songs over the last 6 months and decided to give one of them a go obviously not me singing but thanks to Hamish for singing and the boys for learning the arrangements I met Papon a few years back now when we were filming The Dewarists so was great to catch up with him again and play some songs with his band we played at the Old Fruitmarket and also in the club Here s a link to the Dewarists show Salsa Celtica was up next and we had 2 gigs the first in the O2ABC where we shared the bill with Rura who were sounding great Salsa have also been working on a new album so we were showcasing a lot of new music including a Salsa Gaelic song The second gig was

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  • Autumn and Winter Blog 2013/14 - Ross Ainslie
    was also great to play a couple of sets on the night in the Aberdeen Music Hall Last bit of work before christmas was a live stream for Dougie Maclean up in Butterstone Every month for the last 2 years Dougie and co have been putting out 1 hour shows They re going great well worth the monthly subscription to their site There s loads of footage from the streams plus access to archive videos Here s the link if you d like to join http butterstone tv index php login join levels I got some great news in between Christmas and New Year I was absolutely shocked and delighted that my solo album Wide Open was voted 9th in Scotland s top 50 albums of 2013 http www heraldscotland com arts ents music the scottish albums of 2013 x 23040765 So to finish off the year I had a gig with Treacherous Orchestra at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party it was a brilliant night and we finished off the Scottish stage on Fredrick s street Also on the bill was Fiddler s Bid and King Creosote So now into 2014 and like every other year it always starts with Celtic Connections it was another busy time My first gig was with Treacherous Orchestra and it was the schools concert in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall It s a great gig to play with the kids well up for it helped along by festival club compere and Singing Kettle star Kevin Macleod Later that day we went down to the Apple Store on Buchanan Street and crammed onto a tiny stage to play a short set The next day was at the Fruitmarket with Treacherous Orchestra We d been rehearsing a lot as we have a new album coming out this year and this gig was showcasing the new material It turned out to be one of the best gigs yet Next day was my own gig at Oran Mor shared with the Ollum I wanted to try and play most of my album material live so recruited Innes Watson John Somerville Duncan Lyall Hamish Napier and regulars Ali Hutton and James Mackintosh I ve just started writing songs over the last 6 months and decided to give one of them a go obviously not me singing but thanks to Hamish for singing and the boys for learning the arrangements I met Papon a few years back now when we were filming The Dewarists so was great to catch up with him again and play some songs with his band we played at the Old Fruitmarket and also in the club Here s a link to the Dewarists show Salsa Celtica was up next and we had 2 gigs the first in the O2ABC where we shared the bill with Rura who were sounding great Salsa have also been working on a new album so we were showcasing a lot of new music including a Salsa Gaelic song The second gig

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  • Album of the year - Ross Ainslie
    on 7th December if you d like to vote for it please go to this link All the best Ross Facebook Twitter E mail Post navigation Previous Trad Music Awards Warm Up Next Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson New Album Air Fix 2 thoughts on Album of the year Elisabeth says November 10 2013 at 10 04 am Hi Ross just voted for your album Wide Open It s soo brilliant For me it s already album of the year The more I listen to it the more I love it Good luck have a good time abroad and a safe journey back home Elisabeth Reply Ross says January 2 2014 at 5 49 pm Thanks Elizabeth sorry for late reply had trouble with posts on the site cheers Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website A wee test to ensure you are a human v 11 You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong New Album Remembering Pre release copies available now Postage Options UK 12 00 GBP EU

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  • Album Promo - Ross Ainslie
    the best Ross Facebook Twitter E mail Post navigation Previous Solo Album Next Wide Open Album Samples 2 thoughts on Album Promo Carol Ritchie says August 1 2013 at 12 27 am WOW I don t think I can say more than that Good luck Ross with the new album and everything that you do in the future I still remember the good old days LOL xxxx Reply Jan Casey says August 1 2013 at 5 27 pm as usual fantastic well done Ross Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website A wee test to ensure you are a human f 0 You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong New Album Remembering Pre release copies available now Postage Options UK 12 00 GBP EU 13 50 GBP ROW 14 20 GBP Wide Open digital download Wide Open by Ross Ainslie Ross s tune Book This my first collection of my compositions Featuring Taybank Shenanigans Dirty Bee and Easter Island Book UK postage 17 50 Book EU postage 18 50

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  • Wide Open Album Samples - Ross Ainslie
    rossainslie wide open album samples Facebook Twitter E mail Post navigation Previous Album Promo Next Wide Open CD Albums available NOW 2 thoughts on Wide Open Album Samples Jean Pierre Faure says August 2 2013 at 11 09 am Great stuff very lively and creative in the same vein Reply Jean Pierre Faure says August 2 2013 at 11 11 am Great stuff Very dynamic and innovative Will be in Scotland as of next week and will try and get a CD Best wishes and loads of success JP Reply Leave a Reply to Jean Pierre Faure Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website A wee test to ensure you are a human eig t 9 You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong New Album Remembering Pre release copies available now Postage Options UK 12 00 GBP EU 13 50 GBP ROW 14 20 GBP Wide Open digital download Wide Open by Ross Ainslie Ross s tune Book This my first collection of my compositions Featuring Taybank Shenanigans Dirty Bee and Easter Island

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  • Wide Open Album Samples - Ross Ainslie
    rossainslie wide open album samples Facebook Twitter E mail Post navigation Previous Album Promo Next Wide Open CD Albums available NOW 2 thoughts on Wide Open Album Samples Jean Pierre Faure says August 2 2013 at 11 09 am Great stuff very lively and creative in the same vein Reply Jean Pierre Faure says August 2 2013 at 11 11 am Great stuff Very dynamic and innovative Will be in Scotland as of next week and will try and get a CD Best wishes and loads of success JP Reply Leave a Reply to Jean Pierre Faure Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website A wee test to ensure you are a human n ne 11 You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong New Album Remembering Pre release copies available now Postage Options UK 12 00 GBP EU 13 50 GBP ROW 14 20 GBP Wide Open digital download Wide Open by Ross Ainslie Ross s tune Book This my first collection of my compositions Featuring Taybank Shenanigans Dirty Bee and Easter Island

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  • Summer Blog 2013 - Ross Ainslie
    s house in Uig and rehearse and generally have a wee holiday It was also my 30th birthday when we were there so we managed to order in 10 lobsters 40 scallops and 10 steaks for the birthday tea Thanks to Julia Maclean for making the biggest cake I ve ever seen It was great to have Charlie Mckerron and Sandra Mackay and their two boys for a couple of days also big thanks to Donald Macauley for taking us out on the boat it was magic The gig was a success and were all looking forward to the next which is at Dougie s festival Perthshire Amber on 1st November in Perth Concert Hall Here s a link to the gig if you want to go http www perthshireamber com index php 2013 festival general programme Cambridge Folk Festival was up next and I was playing with Iain Copeland s band Sketch I was in the first line up of this band but due to work load couldn t keep it going so it was great to join the guys for this gig as it went down a storm Highlight for me was jumping up for a tune with Capercaillie a band I ve been a fan of for years August started with a trip to Canada and Edmonton Folk Festival with fully fledged doctor Jarlath Henderson Well done to Jar for all the hard work and study over the years Edmonton festival is class and so well organised they have gigs called workshops where 3 4 bands artists share the stage and you ll play a couple of your own sets then collaborate with everyone thats on the stage so we ended up playing with some amazing bands musicians including Tim O Brien Dick Gaughan Tony McManus Jason Wilson Carlos Nunez John Smith and many more Myself and Ali were pretty much off the flight from Canada into a rehearsal with the Inveraray and District Pipe Band for their concert Ascension in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Every year the Glasgow Skye Association put on a concert before the World Pipe Band Championship and this year was Inveraray s turn It was great to be back in the pipe band thing again even though it was just on the cittern The gig was sold out and the guys put in so much work and effort so fair play to them it was a great concert My debut solo album also arrived the morning of the concert so was glad to get that finished and see the finished product if you d like to get a copy you can order it on here or you can download it from bandcamp here s the links http rossainslie bandcamp com http www rossainslie com shop Piping Live was on this week and I had a wee launch for my album at the Street Cafe outside the Piping Centre Myself and Ali played a half hour set then Jarlath Henderson played a couple

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