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Ali Hutton is an award winning, Multi Instrumentalist, from Methven in Perthshire. He was inspired at the age of 7 to take up the bagpipes and rose through the ranks of the world famous Vale of Atholl pipe Band. It was there that he was taught, alongside Ross Ainslie, by the late, great Gordon Duncan. He has since gone on to become a successful multi-instrumentalist on the Scottish music

Ali has performed, and worked alongside some of the most respected musicians, and bands on the scene, such as Capercaillie, Dougie Maclean, Carlos Nunez, Deaf Shepherd,Duncan Chisholm, Steve Forman, Salsa Celtica, and Shooglenifty to name but a few. During his apprentice
years as a professional musician he was fortunate enough to become a member of the multi award winning bands Brolum and Back of the Moon. He toured with them for several years across Europe and North America.

Back of the Moon went on to win ‘Scottish Folk Band of the Year’ at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards in 2005, and was also nominated for ‘Album of the Year’. Ali has also found himself Producing some of the most well received Scottish Folk albums in recent years.

In 2007 he Co-Produced Maeve Mackinnon's award winning album, ‘Don't sing love songs’. This
went on to be chosen to be performed in the ‘Classic Albums’ series at Celtic Connections in 2008.
In 2015 he was nominated for ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards, the
same year in which Treacherous Orchestra won ‘Album of the year’, of which Ali was a Co
Producer. Ali is currently a member of Treacherous Orchestra, Old Blind Dogs, Ross Ainslie and
Jarlath Henderson band, and the new duo, cleverly named, Ross and Ali (Radio 2 Folk Awards
2017 ‘Best Duo’).

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