Mike Vass Trio

An award-winning musician and composer, Mike Vass is regarded as one of Scotland’s finest fiddle players, guitarists and tunesmiths, and is in great demand as a performer, composer and teacher.

He has toured extensively with leading Scots song band Malinky, in a duo with twin sister Ali, and with International super group Fiddle Rendezvous, featuring Bruce Molsky, Maryann Kennedy and Gerry O’Connor.

Mike’s New Voices commission ‘String Theory’ debuted in 2010 at Celtic Connections, and was described as ‘the most direct and honest since the idea was first conceived … precision, subtlety and attention to detail’. In 2012 Mike went on to release his critically acclaimed solo project ‘DecemberWell’ - a highly original, kaleidoscopic work inspired by the Scottish Winter month of December, and the paradox of it ultimately being a month of huge celebration, whilst also the darkest and coldest of the year.

Mike's newest work - In the wake of Neil Gunn -  was inspired by a sea voyage around Scotland's West coast, retracing a route sailed by Gunn in 1937. It integrates traditional, classical and electronic elements with film, photography and spoken-word excerpts, vividly evoking the moods of the sea, weather and landscape together with the power of Gunn's writing.

In his trio, he is joined by renowned double bassist, Euan Burton, and Innes Watson (Treacherous Orchestra, Rule of Three) on guitar, fiddle, and tenor guitar.