Iain appeared on Alasdair’s debut Solo CD ‘An Clàr Geal’ which was released in 2006. Iain has also collaborated with Alasdair on a few projects and has appeared at Heb Celt late night club with Alasdair and Ross Couper as well.
from the Temple Records website:-
Alasdair White is already well known as Battlefield Band’s virtuoso fiddle player. In these past four or five years, his musicianship and tune making have had a great influence on the bands repertoire and continuing success, and playing with Battlefield Band has given him that wider audience that his music deserves. Now aged 23, having been highly regarded and talked about since his early teens, An Clàr Geal is his first solo album
Alasdair grew up on the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, where Gaelic language and music remain important influences on the culture of the Islands and Scotland in general. For those fiddle enthusiasts among you, he plays in what might be called a “North-west” Scottish style, heavily derived from the piping tradition. For those that love just good music, then Alasdair’s playing and tune making offer a privileged panorama of the exciting traditional music of Scotland today.
Alasdair plays fiddle and whistles on this album and is also joined by Aaron Jones (bouzouki, bass guitar), Ewen McPherson (guitar, tromb, mandolin, banjo), Mike Katz (Scottish small pipes, highland pipes), Iain Copeland (percussion), Russell Hunter (piano) & Alison Kinnaird (Scottish harp)
“…exciting, stirring, fresh, moving… …brilliantly played and arranged. I would rank this as one of my top albums of the year and I can’t recommend it highly enough”
Shreds & Patches, Spring ’07
“…a thoughtful and stylish album”
Scotland On Sunday, 12.11.06
“…the best thing to come out of Stornoway since Charlie MacLeod’s black pudding”
The Glasgow Herald, 18.11.06