In association with the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards we have a special Folk Radio UK Session from Ainsley Hamill. Ainsley is one of the nominees in this year’s awards for the Gaelic Singer of the Year category. Ainsley is joined for this session by Colin Greeves on Clarinet and whistles, Eddie Seaman on whistles, Alistair Paterson on Keyboards, Pablo Lafuente on guitar and fiddle and Elidh Firth on fiddle..together they are Barluath.
Ainsley hails from Cardross, has been involved in singing, dancing and performance from a young age.
Ainsley’s love of Gaelic and Scots song was nurtured whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she obtained a First Class Honour’s Degree in Scottish Music, with Gaelic Songs as her Principal Study, under the tuition of Kenna Campbell and Màiri MacInnes. There she met her fellow band mates, and Barluath was formed. In recent years, the band has recorded their first Album, ‘Source’, along with touring extensively in Britain and abroad.
Folk Radio UK will be at the Awards again this year which are on Saturday 5th December, at the Caird Hall Dundee. Tickets are available from 01382 434 940 or www.dundeebox.co.uk
Photo Credit: Ainley at Royal National Mod Inverness 2014, by Trevor Martin