The new release from Alastair Savage ‘Secrets from the Kitty’ is the Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 14 July 2012.
Ross Macfadyen talks to Alastair about his new CD, his music and life on Saturday 14 July at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 16 July at 6.00pm.
A native of Ardrossan in Ayrshire, Alastair Savage had grown up as a folk fiddler, famously winning The Double (both the Ayrshire and National sections of the Land O’ Burns Scots’ Fiddle Competition) in 1986 before going on to study classical playing at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow and then the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Alastair heeded the call of the traditional tunes that had started him off as a musician, and together with his great friends Euan Drysdale and Iain Crawford, The Alastair Savage Trio was born.
As well as playing those written by the fiddle greats of yesteryear, Alastair had been writing his own tunes for years, inspired by various experiences and the land and cityscapes around him.
Alastair is still a member of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, but also works regularly with other groups throughout the country, both as a chamber musician and as a traditional fiddle player. He was one of the principal players in the True North Orchestra for the 2010 Celtic Connections festival, and is also a familiar face to audiences of the Scottish Ensemble and chamber group Daniel’s Beard.
The new release from Alastair Savage ‘Secrets from the Kitty’ is available here.
Album of the Week, Saturday at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm and Catch Up anytime.