Ross Ainslie, Ali Hutton & Owen Sinclair (SCO)

This trio are among the top musicians on the Scots folk scene, when the pipes and other traditional instruments are the tools in trade. Ross Ainslie, bagpipes, whistles and cittern, is one of today’s most prized players and composers of music in the traditional style in Scotland. He has been a frequent guest at Tønder Festival through the years. In 2016, for instance, he played here with Jarlath Henderson and as a member of the folk big band, the Treacherous Orchestra. This was in the company of another fine piper, Ali Hutton. Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton have played together since their early youth in the famous Vale of Atholl Pipe Band. Ali Hutton, pipes, whistles, guitar, is, like Ross Ainslie, a leading instrumentalist and composer. Through the years, these two Scots musicians have played with many of the most influential bands and musicians, such as Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty, Zakir Hussain, The Levellers and Capercaillie. The third member of the trio is guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Owen Sinclair, a major figure on the Glasgow folk scene, who has played with, among others, Tannara and Bell Rock Ceilidh Band. Their only Danish festival appearance in 2023.