Originally from Mallaig, Allan Henderson is very much in the vanguard of the resurgence in the native Gaelic culture of West Lochaber. A multi-instrumentalist, he was a founder member of Blazin’ Fiddles, and toured extensively with them for fifteen years. He is also a former Musician in Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and is constantly in demand as a performer, teacher, composer and producer.
He has appeared as a guest musician on over a hundred different recordings, and his production credits include The Angus Nicolson Trio, Skerryvore and an album by the late, great Iain MacKay.
Allan has had a life-long interest in the stories and folklore behind the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland, and spends much of his time researching in this area. He has also been heavily involved as a teacher with the Ceolas Uibhist Buttons and Bows initiative, which works to re-establish the prominence of the fiddle and button box traditions in Uist, since moving there in 2016. Allan currently works on the music courses offered by Lews Castle College UHI, delivered from its Benbecula campus.