Archie McAllister is known as one of the leading exponents of the Scottish fiddle. His fiery style and unmatched delivery of tunes have made him popular, both as a member of the many bands he has been involved with, as well as a solo performer in his own right.
Archie has played in many line-ups, including The Jura Ceilidh Band and with long term accomplice Ross Kennedy, with whom he recorded three albums. he also released his own solo album, Fiddler’s Rock, leading him to be nominated as “Best Instrumentalist” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards in 2004.
Archie continues to be in demand as a performer, most recently performing solo at prestigious events, such as the Neil Gow Fiddle Festival, and the Scots Fiddle Festival in Edinburgh, drawing rave review from critics, both in the Scotsman and the Times.
As well as becoming a regular performer with Skipinnish, Archie has been teaming up with Rachel Walker on several occasions to perform support slots. He is certainly a welcome addition, and adds a touch of Campbeltown flair, and a rich fiddle sound.