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Aidan O’Rourke & Friends

My Light Shines On

Scotland Unwrapped

Fri 20 Sep
Folk

Aidan O’Rourke & Friends

My Light Shines On

Scotland Unwrapped

A project brought together by Guest Curator Aidan O’Rourke, celebrating the grit, calibre and charisma of Edinburgh’s grassroots music-making, featuring Brighde Chaimbeul, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen and Rachel Sermanni.


In 2020, five musicians gathered in a deserted concert hall. The group involved Skye piper Brìghde Chaimbeul and ney player Bashir Saade, from jazz guitarist Graeme Stephen, soulful singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni and Aidan O’Rourke on fiddle. This was lockdown, and Aidan’s idea was to celebrate the grit, calibre and charisma of Edinburgh’s grassroots music-making while the doors of the hall were shut to the public. It was a fleeting encounter – just a 15-minute film, made with social-distancing – but what occurred that day was magnetic: a rare synergy between players as they sat in a wide circle, eyes closed, passing the music between them with an urgent sense of how music can bring connection on the deepest levels. Three years later, Aidan is bringing the group back together – not to repeat or recreate the moment, but to harness the energy of the connection and see where it might lead given proper time and space.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

Date:Fri 20 Sep
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One
Price:£13.50-£27.00
+ 10% booking fee.

Booking Fees

A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

Why do booking fees apply?
Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

Availability:Tickets available
£8.50 ‘Under 30s’ tickets
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Kings Place Concessions Tickets
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