Both a“dazzling fiddler” (Scotland on Sunday), and an “unfailingly strong and imaginative” composer (The List), Aidan O'Rourke stands at the centre of the modern Scottish folk music revival. Loved for his warm lyrical fiddle style and admired for his adventurous compositions, O'Rourke has emerged as one of Scotland's leading artists, defining a modern attitude to traditional music. read more...

About Hotline

Hotline is a suite of new music written, rehearsed and recorded on the Argyllshire coast.
The catalyst was again Gordon MacLean at An Tobar Arts Centre who through the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music 20x12 scheme commissioned me to write a piece which linked Argyll to the London 2012's Cultural Olympiad. read more...

About instruments and equipment

I'm often asked what instruments and equipment I use live:
I use two fiddles. One (Fiddle A) by Dave Mann, Hexham and the other (Fiddle B) made by Robert Czuczuka (Transylvania). Fiddle A is kept in standard GDAE tuning. In Lau fiddle B is tuned to an open Dminor: F D A D. read more...