ERIC ALLAN,Composer and arranger of music in the Scottish tradition, Artist and Fiddle-maker.
Eric and his wife Helen live at Drumossie Brae, between Inverness, capital city of the Highlands of Scotland, and Culloden, site of the last battle on British soil in 1746. They have played music all of their lives, but it is their involvement in Scottish traditional music which has inspired Eric's many compositions in the Scottish idiom.
Eric plays fiddle and piano with Inverness Fiddlers and Scots music group Birl and writes arrangements for them. This has involved playing in Scotland and abroad for listening and dancing, recording, competing and sharing music, all of which has developed his respect for the great heritage of fiddle music, including the classic fiddle tunes, music from bagpipe and Gaelic sources and contemporary compositions which continue the living tradition.
CONTACT: Eric Allan, Arras, Drumossie, InvernessIV2 5BB, Scotland