WHYTE comprises Gaelic singer-songwriter Alasdair C. Whyte and electronic composer and musician Ross Whyte. They perform new arrangements of rarely-heard traditional Gaelic songs, original instrumental pieces and original Gaelic songs. Their new Gaelic song, ‘Cionran’, received the 2017 Hands Up for Trad / Creative Scotland Nòs Ùr Songwriting Award. Their stage show, “Fairich: Live”, is a musical, historical and visual tour of Scotland based around the duo’s debut album. An immersive, cinematic experience, the show is a live performance of the album with projected visuals (by video artist Dan Shay) of key motifs, landscapes and seascapes relating to the Gaelic lyrics. “Fairich: Live” premièred at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017.

“…an album which is engaging, fascinating and entirely unique.” Bright Young Folk

“Engaging, fascinating and entirely unique.” Bright Young Folk

“…achingly beautiful arrangements!” fROOTS

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  • Featured on: Northern Lights Compilation 2017