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.



Alastair Savage: Paisley Abbey @ Paisley Abbey, Paisley
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

St Andrews Celebration concert

from 10 am – Coffee Morning

12.30 pm – Recital (Alastair Savage & Friends)

Alastair Savage & Peter Clark – Fiddles

Eddie McGuire – Flute

Ewan Robertson – Whistle

Euan Drysdale – Guitar / Piano

Ian Crawford – Double Bass

Admission to recital is £5 payable at the door

Alastair Savage: The Fiddle Music of Scotland @ Drake Bar, Glasgow
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

Alastair Savage takes us on a journey of Scots fiddle music featuring music by 18th century master Niel Gow and 19th century composer James Scott Skinner alongside music from present day Scotland including Alastair’s own compositions. Accompanying Alastair will be Alice Allen from Aberdeenshire, a rising star in the cello world.

Alastair Savage @ St Margaret's Episcopal Church
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm

Alastair presents an afternoon concert of Scots fiddle repertoire old and new. Accompanied on cello by Alice Allen from Aberdeenshire, a rising star in the cello world

Alastair Savage: St Giles’ Cathedral @ St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
Dec 11 @ 2:15 pm

A lunchtime performance in the magnificent setting of St. Giles’ Cathedral on the Royal Mile. Alastair is joined by Alice Allen on cello for a concert of Scots fiddle music, featuring melodies by Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner.

Alastair Savage: Celtic Connections @ The National Piping Centre, Glasgow
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson with Alastair Savage

Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson are two rising young stars of the Swedish folk scene. Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Mountain Meeting in 2015 the duo have become known for innovative interpretations of Nordic folk music. They invite the listener into a musical world where original compositions are mixed with traditional material, moving adeptly between atmospheric improvisation, tight melody playing and filmic soundscapes. Meet the violin and the accordion in a way that will surprise even the most dedicated folk music listener.