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Aidan O'Rourke: Sirius

Aidan O'Rourke: Sirius (Vertical VERTCD072)

Sirius
Aidan O'Rourke

Vertical Records VERTCD072 (CD, UK, 2006)

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This music was originally commissioned by Celtic Connections Festival in 2003 as part of its New Voices series.

Produced by Aidan O'Rourke;
Recorded by Ian Graham at Paw Paw Productions, Glasgow except
Tracks 6, 9 recorded by Mattie Foulds at The Bothy, Walkerburn,
Tracks 7-8 recorded by Dave Paterson at Cava Sound Workshops, Glasgow;
Mixed by Aidan O'Rourke, Donald Shaw and Paul McGeechan;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Dtudios;
Photography and design by Craig MacKay

Musicians

Aidan O'Rourke, fiddle;
Harald Haugaard, Charlie McKerron, Gordon Gunn, fiddles;
Luke Daniels, melodeon;
Brian Finnegan, flutes, whistles;
Phil Bancroft, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone [3];
Fraser Fifield, soprano saxophone;
Colin Stelle, trumpet;
Marc Clement, guitar;
Foss Paterson, piano;
Ewen Vernal, double bass;
Mattie Foulds, drums

Tracks

  1. Falun Fine (Outbound) (4.12)
  2. Bah Hamburg (6.33)
  3. Mangersta Beach (4.22)
  4. Lochaber Drive (6.31)
  5. The Santa Cruz Redwoods (6.34)
  6. Hinba (4.44)
  7. People's Park (7.10)
  8. People's Park (Part 2) (2.23)
  9. Alyth (3.29)
  10. Falun Fine (Return) (5.52)

All tracks written and arranged by Aidan O'Rourke

> Folk Music > Records > Aidan O'Rourke: An Tobar

Aidan O'Rourke: An Tobar

Aidan O'Rourke: An Tobar (Navigator NAVIGATOR24)

An Tobar
Aidan O'Rourke

Navigator Records NAVIGATOR24 (CD, UK, 30 November 2008)

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New music commissioned to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of An Tobar, The Tobermory Arts Centre.

Produced by Aidan O'Rourke;
Recorded by Gordon MacLean at An Tobar, The Tobermory Arts Centre, in June 2007;
Mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Portrait of Aidan O'Rourke by Craig MacKay;
All other images by Dalziel + Scullion;
Illustration and design by Monkey With a Pen;
Illustration based on an original map by Joannes Blaeu

Musicians

Aidan O'Rourke, fiddle;
Catriona McKay, Scottish harp;
Phil Bancroft, tenor saxophone;
Martin Green, accordion, samples, effects;
Martin O'Neill, bodhrán, percussion;
Kirsty MacKinnon, vocals

Tracks

  1. An Tobar (9.53)
  2. Sea (9.17)
  3. Tobar Nan Ealain (5.22)
  4. One for Martyn (8.29)
  5. Eas Fors (9.03)

All tracks written and arranged by Aidan O'Rourke;
Track 3 words by Aonghas MacNeacail, music by Aidan O'Rourke, arr. Aidan O'Rourke, Phil Bancroft, Martin Green, Martin O'Neill, Catriona McKay

> Folk Music > Records > Aidan O'Rourke: Hotline

Aidan O'Rourke: Hotline

Aidan O'Rourke: Hotline (Reveal REVEAL017CDX)

Hotline
Aidan O'Rourke

Reveal Records REVEAL017CDX (CD, UK, 1 July 2013)

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Produced by Aidan O'Rourke;
Recorded by Gordon MacLean at An Tobar, Tobermory, Isle of Mull;
Mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Photography by Peter McNally;
Artwork and design by Martin Roswell

Musicians

Aidan O'Rourke, fiddle;
Catriona McKay, Scottish harp;
Phil Bancroft, tenor saxophone;
Martin O'Neill, bodhrán, percussion;
Paul Harrison, piano, synthesiser

Tracks

  1. Tat-1 (6.22)
  2. Clarenville (10.55)
  3. Hotline (6.43)
  4. HMTS Monarch (7.30)
  5. Gallanach Bay (9.36)

All tracks written and arranged by Aidan O'Rourke

> Folk Music > Records > Aidan O'Rourke: Music for Exhibition & Film

Aidan O'Rourke: Music for Exhibition & Film

Aidan O'Rourke: Music for Exhibition & Film (Reveal REVEAL048CDX)

Music for Exhibition & Film (EP Series 1.0)
Aidan O'Rourke

Reveal Records REVEAL048CDX (EP, UK, 27 April 2015)

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Produced by Aidan O'Rourke;
Recorded by Aidan O'Rourke at Heriot Toun Studio;
Mixex by Mattie Foulds at Mobile With a Home;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton;
Cover artwork by Yumi Okada;
Photography by Dalziel + Scullion;
Sleeve design by Martin Rowsell

Musicians

Aidan O'Rourke, fiddle, electronics, other noises;
Graeme Stephen, guitar [1, 4];
John Blease, drums, percussion [1]

Tracks

  1. Tumadh (15.26)
  2. Immersion (4.27)
  3. Infuse My Eyes With Molten Grey Skies (11.39)
  4. Feel the Pulse of This Place (5.12)

All tracks written and arranged by Aidan O'Rourke

> Folk Music > Records > Aidan O'Rourke: Imprint

Aidan O'Rourke: Imprint

Aidan O'Rourke: Imprint (Reveal REVEAL057CDX)

Imprint (EP Series 2.0)
Aidan O'Rourke

Reveal Records REVEAL057CDX (EP, UK, 19 February 2016)

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Commisioned by Deveron Arts, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

Produced by Aidan O'Rourke;
Recorded by Stuart Hamilton on location in Huntly, Aberdeenshire;
Additional recording at Heriot Toun Studios;
Mixed and mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios;
Cover photography by Aidan O'Rourke;
Additional photography by James Dyas Davidson;
Design by Martin Rowsell

Musicians

Aidan O'Rourke, fiddle, electronics;
John Blease, drums;
Anna Meredith, electronics;
Tom Rogerson, piano, keyboards

Tracks

  1. The Burn of the Shelter (5.00)
  2. Wolf Monk (4.54)
  3. Rhynie (5.36)
  4. The Cabrach (3.29)
  5. The Ardlair Tuning Folk (4.38)

Track 1 written by Aidan O'Rourke, featuring the voices of the Sheed family, Aldunie;
Tracks 2-5 Aidan O'Rourke, John Blease, Anna Meredith, Tom Rogerson

> Folk Music > Records > Aidan O'Rourke: 365: Volume 1

Aidan O'Rourke: 365: Volume 1

Aidan O'Rourke: 365: Volume 1 (Reveal REVEAL074CDX)

365: Volume 1
Aidan O'Rourke

Reveal Records REVEAL074CDX (2 CD, UK, 25 May 2018)

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Tunes written in response to James Robertson's stories in his book 365: Stories.

Produced by Aidan O'Rourke;
Recorded by Mattie Foulds at Caribou Recording;
Mixed by Calum Malcolm;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios;
Images by Dalziel + Scullion;
Design by Martin Rowsell

Musicians

Aidan O'Rourke, fiddle;
Kit Downes, harmonium, piano

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Nobody could be one hundred percent sure about the last tiger (2.41)
  2. ‘Do people still do this?’ (4.31)
  3. Every morning she steps out of the back door (2.45)
  4. Her feet padding back (1.16)
  5. A fox and a hound met early one morning on a hillside (4.34)
  6. He looked at his right hand (2.O8)
  7. It was the savage boys watching from the cliffs (3.05)
  8. It was an experiment (2.19)
  9. The room is in darkness (3.05)
  10. You forget more than you retain, and that’s the truth (2.22)
  11. Awake isn’t good (4.39)
  1. I don’t know beforehand how I will appear to anyone (4.33)
  2. Lying awake in the middle of the night (2.42)
  3. Sometimes he felt he could live permanently in a hotel (2.32)
  4. I used not to be able to read on buses (3.26)
  5. The phone rang just as she'd got the children to the table (3.24)
  6. They were passing the end of a particular street (2.57)
  7. ‘Jack,’ his mother says one day, ‘that auld dug has had it’ (2.35)
  8. There was once a man so old that most of his family, and all of his friends, had left the world long before him (3.11)
  9. When I was still some distance from the village (2.17)
  10. At the interval, as the applause dies away and people begin to make for the exits (5.29)
  11. ‘Now,’ the old woman said, ‘before you go up there I want to introduce you to someone” (2.20)

All tunes written by Aidan O'Rourke, Kit Downes

> Folk Music > Records > Aidan O'Rourke: 365: Volume 2

Aidan O'Rourke: 365: Volume 2

Aidan O'Rourke: 365: Volume 2 (Reveal REVEAL081CDX)

365: Volume 2
Aidan O'Rourke

Reveal Records REVEAL081CDX (2 CD, UK, 9 August 2019)

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Tunes written in response to James Robertson's stories in his book 365: Stories.

Produced by Aidan O'Rourke;
Recorded and mixed by Mattie Foulds at Caribou Recording;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios;
Images by Dalziel + Scullion;
Design by Martin Rowsell

Musicians

Aidan O'Rourke, fiddle;
Kit Downes, harmonium, piano

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. For about a month (3.51)
  2. Now, you know about clootie wells, do you? (3.12)
  3. The film was preceded by a warning that it contained some moderate violence (1.58)
  4. That braggart has it coming to him (2.50)
  5. We drove down the road, saddened by my father's decline (2.23)
  6. I met him only once (3.03)
  7. ‘That place,’ mick said. ‘Christ, what a hole.’ (3.23)
  8. Bill was already at his window (2.37)
  9. They'd start their calling around midnight (3.06)
  10. The opening shot is of a flat, cold, grey expanse of water with the dawn coming up (2.02)
  11. It was an afternoon of possible magic (2.42)
  12. Some stories are so good that they deserve repeating in every generation (3.26 )
  1. I had been walking a long time (3.19)
  2. It was the day of the great unveiling (2.14)
  3. Jack is leaning out of his window one night, admiring the full moon (2.58)
  4. ‘Right, William, trolley duty,’ kev said (1.53)
  5. The girl climbed the stairs to bed (2.46)
  6. Douglas and Aileen stood in front of the blue plaque (2.01)
  7. I was riding on a Greyhound bus, seeking some place to hide (3.11)
  8. She picked up the letter again (2.49)
  9. There's a rumour going round, we don't know what it is, but we all get in line (1.56)
  10. Off the motorway and onto the short cut, over the hill (2.40)
  11. My father and i are reading the papers (3.11)
  12. One day she decided to open her own library (2.18)
  13. On this day, the first recorded total eclipse of scotland took place (2.23)

All tunes written by Aidan O'Rourke, Kit Downes

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Other records with Aidan O'Rourke

Besides being with Tabache, Blazin' Fiddles and Lau, Aidan O'Rourke played on these albums:

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 4, CD, Linn CKD 083, 1998

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 5, CD, Linn CKD 086, 1998

Iain MacInnes: Tryst (Greentrax CDTRAX182) Iain MacInnes, Tryst, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX182, 1999

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 6, CD, Linn CKD 099, 1999

Karine Polwart: Faultlines (Neon NEONCD005) Karine Polwart, Faultlines, CD, Neon NEONCD005, 2004

The Unusual Suspects: Live in Scotland (Foot Stompin' CDFSR1727) The Unusual Suspects, Live in Scotland, CD, Foot Stompin' CDFSR1727, 2004

Ned Ludd: Lavoro e dignità (Ned Ludd NL 0002) Ned Ludd, Lavoro e dignità, CD, Ned Ludd NL 0002, 2007

Michelle Burke: Pulling Threads (Kilcronat KLC001CD) Michelle Burke, Pulling Threads, CD, Kilcronat KLC001CD, 2009

Lori Watson and Rule of Three: Pleasure's Coin (ISLE ISLE03CD) Lori Watson and Rule of Three, Pleasure's Coin, CD, Isle ISLE03CD, 2009

Annlaug Børsheim: November (Fivreld FIV01) Annlaug Børsheim, November, CD, Fivreld FIV01, 2010

Brian Finnegan: The Ravishing Genius of Bones Brian Finnegan, The Ravishing Genius of Bones, CD, own label, 2010

Blue Rose Code: The Ballads of Peckham Rye (Rochanan Songs A40340) Blue Rose Code, The Ballads of Peckham Rye, CD, Rochanan Songs A40340, 2014

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK15, 2014

Brìghde Chaimbeul: The Reeling (River Lea RLR003CD) Brìghde Chaimbeul, Heard a Long Gone Song, LP/CD, River Lea RLR002LP/CD, 25 January 2019