'It's as if Debussy and Ravel were orchestrating Scottish Folk - truly beautiful' **** SONGLINES

Aidan O’Rourke is a fiddler, composer, producer and curator. He has pioneered a new sound in Scottish folk music and redefined traditional forms.

Aidan's new music is about storytelling. Taking inspiration from writer James Robertson and wrote a tune every day for a year. The result was last year’s sold-out "365: Vol 1", and its follow up "365: Vol 2", released on August 2019. 

For this gig, Aidan will be presenting the music from his latest album, "365: Vol 2" recorded with Mercury Prize nominee Kit Downes (ECM). His music is built on the beauty of the miniature. It’s a collaboration between artists steeped in tradition but constantly breaking new ground. Aidan’s playing and writing are renowned for deep lyricism and off-kilter twists, here paired with kaleidoscopic harmonies of Kit Downes on harmonium and piano.

Aidan says:

"Inevitably the melodies are rooted in my own background as a Scottish folk fiddler, but when Kit Downes gets involved he takes the harmonies to the most wondrous places”


Tickets £15 / £11 (conc.*) including booking fee

7:00pm (Doors) 7.30pm Music 


*Concession applies to anyone claiming state benefits including pensions, students, under 18's and registered disabled. **Where a carer is required their ticket is free of charge. Please contact info@ocmevents.org /01865484777 

Photo credit: Genevieve Stevenson