What happens when you combine the genius of two highly regarded and highly individual musical talents – in this case the multiple BBC Folk Award-winning fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes, the BBC Jazz Award-winning, Mercury Music Award nominated musician? Aidan was inspired to write a daily musical response to 365 Stories, the one-a-day short story collection by Man Booker-nominated Scottish author James Robertson.
With Kit on harmonium and piano they began recording the result. Aidan says: “...the tunes are based in Scottish folk music; that’s my backbone, the place I come from, the traditional language I love ... Kit did complex and wonderful things with them [and] took them places I hadn’t imagined.” This concert will be a live performance of Volume 2 – their second selection of pieces whose haunting, meditative beauty will be perfect late night listening in the Quire.
Aidan O’Rourke fiddle
Kit Downes piano/harmonium
Please note that in the pew seats, you should purchase tickets in the same row in order to be seated together. e.g. G1 and G2 are next to each other, G1 and F1 are behind each other.