Ryan Young + Alana, Aoife and Ceitlin

  • Talks / Special Events
  • Under Canvas

Ryan Young

2022 MG ALBA Musician of The Year nominee Ryan Young brings new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music, receiving international praise for his spell-binding interpretations on the fiddle. His debut album was recorded with four time GRAMMY winner Jesse Lewis (who has worked with the likes of Bela Fleck and Yo Yo Ma) and launched at Feakle Traditional Music Festival in County Clare, accompanied by renowned guitarist, Dennis Cahill (Martin Hayes; The Gloaming).

Focussing on traditional Scottish music, Ryan brings new life to very old, often forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way. His fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision. His sound is very distinctive and takes the listener on an emotional and adventurous journey in any performance.


Alana, Aoife and Ceitlin

South Uist’s Alana MacInnes joins Armagh’s Aoife Smyth alongside Colonsay’s Caitlin McNeill for an afternoon of piping and song. The trio celebrate their respective roots of Ireland and Scotland on border pipes, highland pipes, uillean pipes and a sprinkling of guitar.


Explore the full Under Canvas 2024 programme here.

We're committed to making Under Canvas accessible to all so tickets are sold on a Pay What You Can basis with a range of options, and there is also a Child ticket and a no-questions-asked Low Income ticket (limited per session) available. For carer tickets, please contact our Ticket Sales team on 01463 234 234. Tickets are general admission only with both seating and standing space available - to guarantee a good seat, we recommend arriving early.

If you can afford a higher ticket price, your contribution will go directly towards staging the festival, helping us employ over 200 artists.

Dates + Times