Scotland on Tour is an initiative for 2022 that is delivering concerts to small and large venues across Scotland to help reinvigorate the music scene after COVID-19. Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton are part of this, and currently on a tour of nine Scottish dates taking them from Braemar to Arisaig, and the next stop on their travels is The National Piping Centre at McPhater Street tomorrow evening, Friday, September 23.

The tour is titled Symbiosis, which has also been the title for their last three albums: Symbiosis I, II and III, containing music ranging from high octane jigs and reels to beautifully melodic slow airs. The music is a masterful blend of the old and the new, modern Scottish folk music.

Tickets are available from: https://scotlandontour.com/venue/national-piping-centre/

A promotional video for the concert and of Ross and Ali’s music can be found on their Facebook page here: https://fb.watch/fHQ2aaFjgp/

The Scotland On Tour initiative has prompted towns and villages across Scotland to open venue spaces and programme an increased number of concerts which give opportunities for professional musicians to generate new income. It has provided communities across the nation with world class performances on their doorstep, contributing to more sustainable concert delivery without the need for audiences to travel into major cities. It also contributes towards rural economies through the creation of a nation-wide music network.

•Ross and Ali perform with a 10-piece concert band for Travelling Folk sessions in the BBC studios in 2018.

You can hear more from Ross and Ali on their Bandcamp channel here.