Aidan O’Rourke, Kit Downes and James Robertson – 365

Q&A and performance – Friday 12 July, 17:15 – 18:15, James Reckitt Room, Hull Central Library 

Additional performances without Q&A:
Saturday 13 July, 10:30 – 11:30, James Reckitt Room, Hull Central Library
Saturday 13 July, 14:30 – 15:30, James Reckitt Room, Hull Central Library

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Words, music, the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling. One of Scotland’s most celebrated authors, James Robertson wrote a story every day for a year, each exactly 365 words. Leading musician Aidan O’Rourke, fiddler of folk supergroup Lau, applied the same discipline to composition: a tune a day in response to Robertson’s stories.

Now, alongside pianist and harmonium player Kit Downes, a heavyweight of the European jazz scene, they have created a piece weaving together their words and music referencing old myths, folk legends, everyday lives, hard truths, tender tales, and the alchemic power of storytelling. 

This event is a mix of seating and standing.

Commissioned by Edinburgh International Book Festival