Alistair McCulloch Trio announce new album and tour dates

Alistair McCulloch Trio

The Alistair McCulloch Trio annual summer Scottish tour has become a firm fixture on the folk music calendar. Featuring champion fiddler McCulloch, alongside past Scottish folk musician of the year, Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs and the Kate Rusby Band on bouzouki, guitar and vocals and former Capercaillie whistle wizard Marc Duff, the trio has gained a formidable reputation for its dynamic concert performances.

Collectively Alistair, Marc and Aaron have appeared on dozens of albums over the years and after many requests they have finally recorded a studio album as a trio. From driving reels and jigs to tender airs and expressive songs, Off The Hook perfectly encapsulates the feel of their live shows. Blending traditional, contemporary and self-penned material the album showcases the combined talents of three of Scotland’s most respected and established traditional musicians.

Alistair McCulloch is one of the country’s best known fiddle performers, teachers and composers and one of the fiddle instructors at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. To date he has performed in over 20 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, China, the Middle East and throughout Europe and North America.

Of the Off The Hook album Alistair said

“this has been a project we have been discussing for quite some time and we are all delighted that we have finally captured our live sound in the studio. We are really excited to see how the album will be received”.

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Alistair McCulloch live in Central Park:


6th July – Fiddlers Bar, Arran

7th July – Brodick Village Hall, Arran

12th July – Tolbooth, Stirling

14th July – Dunoon Burgh Hall

17th July – SEALL @ An Crubh, Isleornsay, Skye

24th July – Abbotsford Hotel, Ayr

25th July – Aros, Portree

26th July – Old Bridge Inn Aviemore

27th July – Tigh an Eilean, Shieldaig

29th July – Speyfest, Fochabers

30th July – Ceilidh Place, Ullapool

31st July – Melness Community Centre, nr. Tongue

31st Aug – McCosh Hall, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire

1ST Sep – Mossblown Community Centre, Ayrshire

2nd Sep – Lendalfoot Community Centre, Ayrshire

6th Sep – Plockton Hall

7th Sep – Ardross Hall, nr. Alness

8th Sep – Carnegie Hall, Portmahomack

17th Nov – Fiddle 2018, The Pleasance, Edinburgh