The music of Alasdair White

Alasdair White (photo Matthew Diaz)Alasdair White is well known as Battlefield Band’s virtuoso fiddle player. He joined the group aged 18, as complete a musician and composer as any of the band had heard. His musicianship and tune making have had a great influence on the group's repertoire and continuing success, and playing with Battlefield Band has given him that wider audience that his music deserves.

Alasdair comes from the Island of Lewis, one of the Gaelic speaking Outer Hebrides where music and culture remain strong daily forces. He plays in what might be called a “North-West” Scottish style, heavily derived from the piping tradition. For those that love just good music, then Alasdair’s playing and tune making offer a privileged panorama of the exciting traditional music of Scotland today.

The albums below include Alasdair's debut solo release 'An Clàr Geal' (which was voted Best World Traditional Album in the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards and was also awarded their Vox Populi Award by public vote), his work with Battlefield Band, and other Temple recordings where he has featured as a guest artist.