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|Born||15 May 1946|
|Genres||Folk, Traditional, Celtic, World Music|
|Associated acts||Bruce Molsky.|
Aly Bain MBE (born 15 May 1946 in Lerwick, Shetland) is a Shetland fiddler who learned his instrument from the old-time master Tom Anderson. In 1967 he was a member of the Shetland-based band Gordon Hank and the Country Ramblers, with Gordon Smith, Ian Stewart and Jack Robertson. Bain is now considered one of the finest fiddlers in the Scottish tradition.
In the early days of his career he formed (briefly and unofficially) part of the band The Humblebums with two other ‘unknowns’ Gerry Rafferty and Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey. He became nationally prominent as a founding member of The Boys of the Lough, a Scots- Irish folk group, with whom he played for over 30 years. He received several honorary citizenships in the USA.
Simultaneously, Bain pursued a solo career in collaborative and television projects with Allan MacDonald, bringing traditional music to a constantly widening audience.
In 1993 his autobiography "Fiddler on the Loose" was published by "Mainstream". It was co-written with Alastair Clark.
Bain has received many honours for his services to music: in 1994 he was awarded the 
In 2005, together with Edinburgh’s Phil Cunningham, he won the BBC’s "Best Duo of the Year" award.
In 2006, a television programme celebrating his 60th year, documenting Aly Bain's life and works, was broadcast by the BBC.
In 2006, Bain was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
In 2012, Bain and Cunningham celebrated their 25th anniversary of touring as a fiddle and accordion duo. Bain also tours with Swedish multi-instrumentalist, Ale Möller, with whom he has recorded two albums, and with American old-time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player: Bruce Molsky. As a trio the released their first joint album in 2013.
In 2009 Bain collaborated with Norman MacCaig.