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”.
Artists’ website: http://www.alistairmcculloch.com/
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