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Aiden O'Rourke Mihaela Bodlovic

My Light Shines On: Aidan O’Rourke, Rachel Sermanni, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen, Brìghde Chaimbeul

Aidan O’Rourke hosts a gathering of world-class folk and jazz musicians recorded in the round at Leith Theatre. 

As a part of My Light Shines On, the Edinburgh International Festival has commissioned some of Scotland’s leading artists to create extraordinary works that audiences can enjoy from their own homes. In a tribute to the enduring spirit of our Festival City, they bring light and life to sites that must stay empty this year. These unique performances for film reflect on what it means to keep a hopeful light burning in dark times.  

You can now watch Aidan O'Rourke and other films as part of My Light Shines On on the Edinburgh International Festival's YouTube channel.

Aidan O’Rourke is a multi-award-winning fiddler, composer, producer, curator and one third of Scotland’s most inventive folk band, Lau. To celebrate the grit, calibre and charisma of Edinburgh’s grassroots music-making, he has gathered musicians with long connections to the city. The performance includes stripped-back solos and new collaborations from pioneering young Skye piper Brìghde Chaimbeul, whose acclaimed debut album The Reeling was produced by O’Rourke. Plus ney player Bashir Saade, guitarist Graeme Stephen, singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni and of course O’Rourke himself on fiddle. 

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8-31 August 2020

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.