Workshop: Composing a Fiddle Tune with Aidan O'Rourke
Aidan O’Rourke is a fiddler, composer and producer based in Edinburgh. He is one third of Lau and has various solo projects and collaborations.
In life outside Lau, Aidan joined The Caledonia Ramblers aged 14 in 1989; formed the duo Tabache with Claire Mann in 1994; became a member of Blazin’ Fiddles in 1998; founded the quartet Kan with whistle player Brian Finnegan in 2010; formed a duo with jazz pianist Kit Downes in 2016 and joined Donal Lunny's new collective Atlantic Arc in 2017. He plays with Brìghde Chaimbeul and produced her debut album The Reeling in 2018.
Aidan teaches at University of Ulster where he is a PhD researcher in composition.