Fiddle player Alastair Savage was born and raised in Ardrossan, on the Ayrshire coast. His early inspiration came at his Father’s knee, where the sound of the accordian introduced Alastair to the traditional music of his homeland. He studied fiddle and guitar as a child, playing both traditional and classical music, before heading to Douglas Academy Music School in his mid teens to study classical violin more intensely. Alongside this, he was also the winner of The Land O’Burns Scots Fiddle Competition. He then went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music in London, before returning northwards to join the BBC Scottish Symhony Orchestra. Alastair always kept in touch with his trad roots whilst studying, playing reguarly in ceilidh bands and other folk groups.

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May
17
Thu
Alastair Savage Trio and Whistlebinkies: BBC SSO Season Closing Party @ Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
May 17 @ 8:30 pm

Join the BBC SSO to end their 2017-2018 season with a party in the Old Fruitmarket.

Featuring:

Alastair Savage Trio and Ewan Robertson

Members of the Whistlebinkies, including Eddie McGuire, Alastair Savage and Rab Wallace

Finnish folk musicians

Jun
16
Sat
Eddie McGuire’s 70th birthday concert @ St Silas Church, Glasgow
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm

A concert to celebrate the 70th birthday of Eddie McGuire.

Featured on the programme are:

Scott Dickinson, Principal Viola of the BBC SSO, performing Eddie McGuire’s Viola Concerto

A performance from guitarist Philip Thorne

A flute trio from members of the orchestra of Scottish Opera

A performance by the Harmony Ensemble

Jun
23
Sat
Alastair Savage Trio @ Hyndland Community Hall, Glasgow
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

Alastair Savage Trio with Euan Drysdale (guitar/piano) and Iain Crawford (double bass).

Fiddle music of Scotland featuring tributes to Niel Gow, Rabbie Burns, James Scott Skinner and our own original compositions.

£10 entry – pay at the door.