On Muirhead’s Music with Fergus Muirhead his special guest is Ross Ainslie who is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, highly sought after on the Scottish contemporary folk scene for his skill on pipes, whistles and cittern.
Born in Perthshire in 1983, Ross’s interest in music was instilled at an early age when he first picked up a chanter at the age of 8. He became a member of the Perth and District Pipe Band before his first piping tutor, Norrie Sinclair, recognised his potential to play at the highest level and encouraged him to join the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band.
The most recent chapter of Ross’s career has seen him explore the synergies between Indian and Scottish musical traditions. Ross joined India Alba in 2006 which is a unique ensemble comprising two Indian classical musicians and two Scottish trad artists.
In a career with many highlights so far, Ross continually pushes new musical boundaries and takes on fresh challenges. Exciting projects on the horizon include the release of Treacherous Orchestra’s debut record, as well as an album of his own, showcasing many of his own compositions.
Muirhead’s Music, Monday 12 December 7.00-8.00pm. Repeat Tuesday 13 December at 12 noon.