Skilfully performed instrumental music deeply rooted in the Scottish tradition. Ross and Ali, two of Scotland's most prominent musicians, bring together original compositions from their highly acclaimed albums, Symbiosis I, II and III, ranging from high octane jigs and reels to beautifully melodic slow airs. The music is a masterful blend of the old and the new, modern Scottish folk music at its mightiest.
The latest album, Symbiosis III was recorded during lockdown and released on 2nd October 2020. It's an album that represents the band's live gigs as a trio with Jenn Butterworth on guitar, vocals and stomp. It is a snapshot of the kind of music and arrangements that they play at smaller, more intimate gigs (perfect for Universal Hall) and consists of music from Symbiosis I, II and a few previously unrecorded songs and tunes.
Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton have once again proven themselves to be not only masters of Scottish traditional music but at the very forefront of the movement that continues to breathe new life into the music, inspiring the next generation. Symbiosis II is truly hypnotic. - Folk Radio