Aly Bain (born 1946)

Fiddler from the Shetlands, playing mainly traditional Irish and Scottish tunes. 

(Aly has recorded with Boys of the Lough, Phil Cunningham and on soundtracks for many TV programs)


Title.year.Label. Number
Aly Bain1984Whirlie Records CD 001
Lonely Bird1992Whirlie Records CD 002
Aly Bain and Friends1994   
Aly Bain Meets The Cajuns1994Lismor Folk LIFL7017
The Shetland Sessions vol 11992Lismor Folk LIFL7021
The Shetland Sessions vol 2 Lismor Folk LIFL7022
Down Home vol 11985Lismor Folk LIFL7011
Down Home vol 2 1985Lismor Folk LIFL7012
Road To The Isles 1999Highlander HRMCD006
Aly Bain and Young Champions2005   

Collaboration - Tom Anderson and Aly Bain.

The Silver Bow1995 

Collaboration - Aly Bain and Ale Moller.

Title.year.Label. number
Fully Rigged2001 WhirlieWHIRLIECD  7
Beyond the Stacks2007 WhirlieWHIRLIECD  10

Collaboration - Aly Bain, Tellef Kvifte and Leiv Solberg.

North Sea Music2006 Heilo

Collaboration - Aly Bain and BT Scottish Ensemble.

Follow The Moonstone1986 Whirlie

Collaboration - Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain.

Title.year.Label. No.
Transatlantic Sessions 42009 Whirlie 
Transatlantic Sessions Series 1 Volume 22009 WhirlieWHIRLIECD16

Tribute Album (for Ian McCalman) - Dick Gaughan, Aly Bain, Isla St Clair et al.

McCalman Singular2005  


The Best of Aly Bain2008 Whirlie 

Best Albums(*).

Aly Bain Meets the Cajuns 1994
Fully Rigged 2002
Aly Bain1984

(*) Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

Waiting For the Federals
Crossing the Minch/ Laird of Drumblair
Rosemary Brown
Maple Sugar
Mrs Jamieson's Favourite
Maid in a Box
Neil Gow's Lament for His Second Wife
Da New Rigged Ship
The Ruby

Anthology - Lal Waterson, Dick Gaughan, Aly Bain, Boys of the Lough, et al.

Never The Same - Songs of Parting 1970 - 19772005  

DVD - Collaboration: Aly Bain, Jay Ungar, Iris Dement, Mary Black, Karen Matheson, Anna McGarrigle, Donal Lunny, Dick Gaughan, John Martyn, Emmylou Harris, Davy Spillane, Rod Patterson, etc etc.

The Original Transtatlantic Sessions (recorded c 1999)2009 

DVDs/ Videos.

The Transtatlantic Sessions - Series 32007 
The Transtatlantic Sessions - Series 4 2009 
Aly Bain Meets The Cajuns1996 Lismor
Another Musical Interlude 2004Aditi Image

Book: "50 Fiddle Solos" (2008) by Aly Bain (with CD)

Book: "Fiddle on the Loose" (1993) by Alistair Clark

Last updated on 08/02/2011