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Aly Bain

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Aly Bain is really a master from the Shetland, Scotland design of fiddling. An associate from the Boys from the Lough since 1971, Bain is a presented contributor on albums by Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch, Connie Dover, and Jay Ungar. Furthermore to several single albums, Bain offers documented and toured inside a duo that he stocks with ex-Silly Wizard accordionist/keyboardist Phil Cunningham. He collaborated with Norwegian composer Henning Sommerro with an recording of Shetland and Norwegian music, Tracks of the ocean. Bain started playing the fiddle at age 11 and researched under important Shetland fiddler Tom Anderson. In the past due ’70s, he performed on two of Anderson’s albums — The Metallic Bow and Shetland Folk Fiddling, Vol. 2. Honing his art in some local rings, Bain attracted worldwide attention after becoming a member of Irish/Scottish music group, the Boys from the Lough, whom he fulfilled in the Falkirk Folk Event in 1969. He released his debut single outing, First Recording, in 1985. 3 years later on, he journeyed to Louisiana to record the recording, Aly Matches the Cajuns. Exactly the same yr, he fulfilled Phil Cunningham in a pub near Edinburgh plus they decided to tour collectively. Their 1st duo recording, The Pearl, released in 1994, was accompanied by The Ruby in 1997. Bain offers hosted many musical series for BBC Tv. Down House explored the pass on from the Celtic fiddle custom from Ireland and Scotland to THE UNITED STATES. Push the Motorboat Out, demonstrated in 1991, was taped through the Mayfest festivities in Glasgow. The Shetland Arranged, shown exactly the same yr, was taped in the Shetland Folk Event. Bain’s autobiography, Fiddler for the Loose, co-written by Alistair Clark, was released by Mainstream Posting in 1993.

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Full Name Aly Bain
Profession Music artist, Fiddler
Music Groups The Boys of the Lough
Music Songs Sarah's Song, Margaret's Waltz, Violet Tulloch Queen of Lerwick, Waiting for the Federals, Spring the Summer Long, Bonaparte's Retreat, Big Scioty, Sophie's Lullaby, Waltz of the Little Girls, A Man's A Man for A' That, Donald MacLean's Farewell to Oban / The Sands of Burness / Miller's Reel, The Pearl, Colours of Cape Breton, 'Fiddle Blast, The Music of Spey, Belle Mère's Waltz, The Ruby, Charlie Hunter's Jig / The Mouse in the Cupboard / Rosewood, The Auld Fiddler / Earl Mitten's Breakdown, Aly's Waltz, The Lake Charles Waltz, Megan's Wedding / Da Herra Boys / The Barrowburn Reel, A Bright Star in Cepheus, Logan Water, Quendale Bay, Estonian Waltz / La Vie Est Pas Donné / La Bastringue, Da Slockit Light / Smith o'Couster / Da Grocer, The Auld Noost, My Lily / The Sweetness of Mary / Hughie Jim Paul's Reel, The Jig Runrig / The Swedish Jig, Humours of Tulla / Fox Hunter's Reel / St. Anne's Reel, Jimmy Mann's Reel
Albums Another Gem, Aly Meets the Cajuns, Shetland Folk Fiddling, Volume 2, Fully Rigged, Five and Twenty, North Sea Music, Aly Bain & Friends, Portrait, Lonely Bird, Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VI: Celtic Roots, First Album, Meeting Point - Live at the Liverpool Philharmonic, The Best of Aly and Phil, Best of Aly Bain - A Fiddler's Tale: Volume One, The Best of, Vol. 2, Transatlantic Sessions - Series 5: Volume Two, Transatlantic Sessions 4, Volume Three, Transatlantic Sessions - Series 2, Vol. Three, Transatlantic Sessions - Series 1: Volume Two, Transatlantic Sessions - Series 4: Volume Two, Transatlantic Sessions - Series 1: Volume One, Transatlantic Sessions - Series 6, Vol. Two, Transatlantic Sessions - Series 6, Vol. Three, The Best of Aly & Phil, Volume 2
Movies Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham: Another Musical Interlude


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1 Scotland [June 2008]
2 He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music conferred in July 1999 by the Royal Scottish Academy of Drama.
3 He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1994 for his services to folk music.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes 2000 TV Series The Fiddler
Passing Places 1973 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wrongfully Accused 1998 "Lancers/Petronella/Jerry The Rigger"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolina 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Donny B: The Original King of Daytime 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician
Artworks Scotland 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Cajun Country 1996 TV Movie Himself - Host
Sorley MacLean's Island 1974 Documentary short Himself
Scotch Corner 1972 TV Series Himself

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