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Elemental

With Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and Kit Downes (piano/harmonium)

Aberdeen Music Hall

Sat 9 Nov 2019
Union St
Aberdeen
AB10 1QS

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Caird Hall

Sun 10 Nov 2019
City Square
Dundee
DD1 3BG

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SWG3 Galvanisers Yard

Tue 12 Nov 2019
Glasgow
G3 8QG

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Assembly Roxy

Wed 13 Nov 2019
2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh
EH8 9SU

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Air, rock and sea; space, time, change and hope: exploring the political and environmental elements of our nation and world with fiddler Aidan O'Rourke and pianist Kit Downes.

Elemental is a performance centred around a new piece for harmonium, piano, fiddle and string orchestra by Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes – two musicians with an embarrassment of accolades, and a taste for musical pioneering.

Their new commission, There is no beginning, fuses the visceral energy and haunting beauty of Aidan’s traditional Celtic roots with wisps of jazz, folk, ambient and classical.

It's also inspired by a poem, Edwin Morgan's Slate: a love-poem to a politically-and-environmentally battered Scotland. Surrounding their tender reframing of the poem's messages will come a clutch of contemporary works that similarly speak to us of all things elemental – space and silence, sea and air – intertwined with melodies echoing an ancient Scotland.

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