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    Aidan Moodie and Graham Rorie

  • When
    29 March 18:00 - 20:00
  • Aidan Moodie and Graham Rorie
    Guitar and fiddle duo

    Inspired by the display of Scottish paintings at the Scottish National Gallery, Moodie and Rorie play music for voice, fiddle, guitar and mandolin from the Scottish tradition - paying special attention to the music of Orkney where they hail from.

    Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie are two of the most promising young musicians to recently emerge from Orkney's rich heritage of traditional music. With a presence that's both familiar and forward-thinking, Graham and Aidan's playful arrangements are brought to life by a musical relationship almost a decade in the making.

    The pair perform traditional tunes (both from "up home" in Orkney and further afield), self-penned numbers, and contemporary folk songs through an intimate combination of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and voice.

    In 2015, the boys won a coveted Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections, also reaching the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award the following year. Following this, they went on to form the four-piece folk band Gnoss - recently nominated for an MG Alba "Up And Coming" award at the 2017 Trad Awards. The boys are now in their final year of study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
    "Aidan and Graham are superb musicians, not only that, they combine as a superb duo." Folk Radio UK

    Free entry, all welcome.