Public booking for the 2019 Southwell Music Festival is open. To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.

Event Information:

  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2019

    Late Night Folk

    2200-2300The Quire, Southwell Minster

    What happens when you combine the genius of two highly regarded and highly individual musical talents – in this case the multiple BBC Folk Award-winning fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes, the BBC Jazz Award-winning, Mercury Music Awardnominated musician? Aidan was inspired to write a daily musical response to 365 Stories, the one-a-day short story collection by Man Booker-nominated Scottish author James Robertson. With Kit on harmonium and piano they began recording the result. Aidan says: “...the tunes are based in Scottish folk music; that’s my backbone, the place I come from, the traditional language I love ... Kit did complex and wonderful things with them [and] took them places I hadn’t imagined.” This concert will be a live performance of Volume 2 – their second selection of pieces whose haunting, meditative beauty will be perfect late night listening in the Quire.

    Aidan O’Rourke fiddle
    Kit Downes piano/harmonium

    Tickets £15 £10
    18 years and under £7.50 £5