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Ross Ainslie to releases new single ‘Hope in the Chaos’ to aid SAMH

Nov 25, 2018

Hope in the Chaos is a new single from Ross Ainslie and is the first collaboration with Runrig guitarist Malcolm Jones. The single is an epic tirade of Scottish grit and struggle, the sound is very much in honour of Ross’ earliest influences including his great friend and mentor Gordon Duncan and Wolfstone.

Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, playing pipes, whistles and cittern. He is renowned for his highly acclaimed solo material, and as a skilled performer and prolific collaborator who performs regularly with bands Treacherous Orchestra (of which he is a founding member), Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Ali Hutton, Charlie Mckerron, Jarlath Henderson, Brighde Chaimbeul and India Alba.

Prestigious industry recognition has come in the form of a multitude of awards, not only at the Scot’s Trad awards, but at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards as well….. won Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with Ali Hutton in 2017 and nominated for the same award in 2018. Other nominations include Musician of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013 and 2016. Nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with Jarlath Henderson in 2014.


Ross Ainslie – Highland Pipes

Malcolm Jones – Electric Guitar

Steven Byrnes – Acoustic Guitar and Drums

James Lindsay – Electric Bass

Produced by Ross Ainslie and Andrea Gobbi

Hope In Chaos is available for pre-order now,  at and will be released on all platforms on Friday 1 December 2018.

15% of the profits of this track will be donated to SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

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