New album released by Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey

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Ross Ainslie has just released a new album as a duo with Tim Edey and it is now available for download on Bandcamp. Tim and Ross have been playing together for years and the idea for Diad was to capture the duo in a live setting in the studio. The recording has Ross on pipes, whistles and cittern, and Tim on guitar and melodeon and it was made in one day. The pair approached the recording like playing a concert so it captures the way they play together — live, spontaneous and free. The award-winning multi instrumentalists are old friends and two of the best musicians of their generation.

As well as being a tutor at The National Piping Centre, Ross is a three-times nominated Musician of the year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013, 2016, 2018, he won best duo in the same awards with Ali Hutton in 2017. He won Composer of the Year in 2015 at the Scots Trad Music Awards. He performs with bands including Treacherous Orchestra, Salsa Celtica, Duncan Chisholm, Dougie Maclean, Ali Hutton, Jarlath Henderson and lots more. Ross has five solo albums to date: Wide Open in 2013, Remembering in 2015, Sanctuary in 2017, Vana in 2020 and Live at the Gorbals in 2022.

Tim is rated by many to be one of the words best guitarists and melodeon players in the celtic folk scene and has recorded & toured with everyone from Christy Moore to Altan & Natalie MacMaster, Julie Fowlis + Lunasa. He is also a double BBC Musician of the year (BBC FOLK AWARDS 2012) and BBC Scotland 2020. Tim was The Chieftains guitarist and accordionist of choice for 10 years touring globally and appearing with artistes like Ry Cooder and Paul Brady, and also has a long standing solo career.

Tim Edey & Ross Ainslie Gig Dates

APR 14, 2023 FRI

Tim Edey & Ross Ainslie @ 7:30 PM, Lochgilphead, United Kingdom

APR 15, 2023 SAT

Tim Edey & Ross Ainslie @ 7:30 PM, Dunning, United Kingdom

APR 16, 2023 SUN

Tim Edey & Ross Ainslie @ 7:00 PM, Dundee, United Kingdom

APR 26, 2023 WED

Tim Edey & Ross Ainslie @ 8:00 PM, Ullapool, United Kingdom

APR 27, 2023 THU

Tim Edey & Ross Ainslie @ 8:00 PM, Stornoway, United Kingdom

MAY 8, 2023 MON

Tim Edey & Ross Ainslie @ 8:00 PM, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Ross Ainslie’s full gig list for 2023 can be found here