Aly Bain

Genres: Folk

Biography

15 May 1946, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland. Bain is held in high regard for his style of Shetland fiddle playing. He began playing at the age of 11, learning his craft from Tom Anderson while earning his living as a joiner. He joined the Boys Of The Lough in 1968 and, in addition to pursuing his own career, has since guested on albums by other notable artists, including Richard Thompson. During the latter half of the 70s, Bain recorded two albums for Topic Records with Tom Anderson, The Silver Bow andShetland Folk Fiddling Volume 2. He has since been heavily in demand for television work, presenting Down Home, which featured a wide range of performers from the related worlds of folk music. The series looked at the spread of fiddle music from Scotland and Ireland to large parts of North America. The eclectic Aly Bain featured fiddle tunes from Shetland, France, Canada, America and Ireland. Aly Meets The Cajuns saw Bain travel to Louisiana to look at Cajun music and...

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