Monday 9 December 7.30pm
£20.00 (£18.00 concessions | £7.00 under 35)

Bringing together two Scottish musicians who are both embedded in tradition, folk fiddler Aidan O’Rourke is joined by classical guitarist Sean Shibe as they strip back the conservative ritual around their respective genres.

This new project with Aidan and Sean brings together two Scottish musicians who are both embedded in tradition – let’s call them tradition bearers of their kind – with Sean Shibe carrying a torch for classical music as the broadest possible church and Aidan O’Rourke deep-rooted in Scottish folk culture. Both of them gravitate to the edges of their traditions and thrive on roaming the hinterlands. They would like to find out where they might meet. What shared language they might find in the backstreets, byways and marginalia of ancient Scottish lute and fiddle manuscripts.

Shibe’s performance was mesmerising… Their conviction was infectious‘ The Scotsman
one of the most compelling and touching recitals for the instrument I can recall‘ The Times

Aiden O’Rourke ‘a feast for the ears‘ The Guardian

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Event Date: 09/12/2024 7:30pm

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