Words, music, and the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling. One of Scotland’s most celebrated authors, James Robertson wrote a story every day for a year, each exactly 365 words. What began as an exercise became a valued ritual and a captivating collection of tales, from the supernatural to the philosophical.
Leading musician Aidan O’Rourke, fiddler of folk supergroup Lau, applied the same discipline to composition: a tune a day in response to Robertson’s stories. Now, alongside pianist and harmonium player Kit Downes, O’Rourke presents a selection of tunes interwoven with stories read by students from the Royal Conservatoire; together their words and music referencing old myths, folk legends, everyday lives, hard truths, tender tales, and the alchemic power of storytelling.
A bar will be open before and during the performance.
The performance will begin at 6pm, there is no support act.