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Vana is the fourth solo album from multi-instrumentalist Ross Ainslie, Vana is named after a wellness retreat in India that Ross attended.
Drawing inspiration from the peace and recharging energy of his visit, Ross set to work writing and arranging this new body of work that reflects the importance of taking some time for yourself. Ross wanted to reflect the feeling of allowing life to happen at the pace you want it to go, instead of being dictated by external factors.
Following on from his 2017 critically acclaimed album Sanctuary, Vana is to be consumed in the same way - continuously from beginning to end. A musical journey for the listener, Vana draws influences from World Music, inspired by Ross’ work with Salsa Celtica and India Alba.


released March 5, 2021

Ross Ainslie - Whistles, Cittern, Highland Pipes, C Small Pipes, Bansuri, 
Greg Lawson - Fiddle
Paul Towndrow - Sax
Steve Byrnes - Acoustic Guitar and Drums
Hamish Napier - Keys and Harmonium
James Lindsay - Bass


Malcolm Jones - Electric Guitar
Duncan Chisholm - Fiddle
Steve Cooney - Acoustic Guitars and Bass
Damien O’Kane - Banjo
Graeme Stephen - Electric Guitar
Shahbaz Hussain - Tabla
Matthew Noone - Sarod
Jock Urqhuart - Words
Cormac Byrne - Percussion
Eric Alfonso - Congas 

Produced by Ross Ainslie, Andrea Gobbi and Steven Byrnes
Engineered by Andrea Gobbi at GloWorm Studios
Mixed by Andrea Gobbi, Ross Ainslie and Steve Byrnes at GloWorm Studios and Carrier Waves
Mastered by Andrea Gobbi at GloWorm Studios
Design by Somhairle Macdonald
Photos by Mark Harris


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Ross Ainslie is one of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians and composers, highly sought after on the Scottish contemporary folk scene for his skill on pipes, whistles and cittern.

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