Way back in 2004, one of the violin players in the BBC SSO decided that a return to his roots was long overdue. A native of Ardrossan, Alastair Savage had grown up as a folk fiddler, famously winning The Double (both the Ayrshire and Nationalsections of the Land O' Burns Scots' Fiddle Competition) in 1986, before going on to study classical playing at the RSAM in Glasgow and then the RAM in London. Alastair heeded the call of the traditional tunes that had started him off as a musician, and, together with his great friends Euan Drysdale and Iain Crawford, The Alastair Savage Trio was born.
As well as playing those written by the fiddle greats of yesteryear, Alastair had been writing his own tunes for years, inspired by various experiences and the land and cityscapes around him. Four albums have been recorded so far, along with many festival appearances.
"Hearing the raucous and the wistful tunes of Alastair Savage, I've never felt so proud to be Scottish; his music is so invigorating and soulful" Kate Clarkson.