Alastair Caplin

Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer


“Exquisite, passionate playing” (Scotsman) 

 “Extraordinary” (The Times)

“One to look out for, a rising star” (Howard Goodall, Classic FM)

Band of burns


Band of Burns is the newest of Alastair's projects. Conceived along with Oddbeats colleague Dila Vardar and Langan Band manager Sophie Bostock, they put together 12 of their favourite folk musicians from their time on the circuit to create a super-group. The band came together under the banner of Burns Night, and celebrate the works and philosophies of Robert Burns. Alastair is the Musical Director of the group.

“A shimmering collection … that does full justice to the poet’s humane vision”

The Times


“Band of Burns take few prisoners with their often raucous, partying dance tunes but are also capable of softer, more reflective moments”

The Herald


“Exemplary musicianship, exemplary lead playing with a real respect for the tradition shining from every song”



“Nourishing stuff beyond its times, another warm, welcoming stew to feed the bones”

The Guardian