Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes

Sat 11 May 2019 6:00pm (105 minutes)
North Edinburgh Arts
£6 | £3 for Good Neighbour Cardholders
All ages


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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.


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