Ross hails from Bridge of Earn in Perthshire. He began playing chanter at the age of 8 and like Ali Hutton studied under the watchful eye of the late great Gordon Duncan and was a member of the Vale of Atholl pipe band.
Ross also plays with Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean’s band, India Alba, Tunebook, Charlie Mckerron’s trio and in a duo with Irish piper Jarlath Henderson.
He released his début solo album “Wide Open” in 2013 which was voted 9th out of 50 in the Sunday Herald “The Scottish albums of 2013”. He was nominated for “musician of the year” at the Radio 2 folk awards 2013 and also for “Best Instrumentalist” at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2010 and 2012.
Wide Open is available to buy direct from Ross’s website – www.rossainslie.com