Sirius

This music was originally commissioned by Celtic Connections Festival in 2003 as part of the New Voices series. A lovely full-sounding album of great themes and gorgeous playing.
Aidan writes.." Burning the brightest star in the sky, Sirius has been used for centuries as a key navigational tool for travellers. As a travelling musician it is often difficult to appreciate what you are experiencing on the road. The people I meet and the places I visit often merge together as a tour progresses. In writing this music I took the time to reflect on my experiences and to appreciate the people, the places and the many adventures. I've been travelling and touring since I was 15, which is half my life. In the midst of these journeys , one thing has remained constant: Sirius. To me, Sirius represents home.

Musicians:

Aidan O’Rourke
fiddle
Harald Haugaard
fiddle
Charlie McKerron
fiddle
Gordon Gunn
fiddle
Luke Daniels
melodeon
Brian Finnegan
flute, whistles
Phil Bancroft
tenor saxophone (soprano sax on track 3)
Fraser Fifield
soprano saxophone
Colin Steele
trumpet
Marc Clement
guitar
Foss Paterson
piano
Ewan Vernal
double bass
Mattie Foulds
drums