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Aidan O'Rourke 365: Volume Two Double CD + Booklet Limited Edition

by Aidan O'Rourke


This forthcoming 25-track deluxe double CD and story booklet follows last year's sold-out "365: Volume One", another beautifully sparse and emotive collection by Lau's Aidan O'Rourke recorded with Mercury Prize nominee Kit Downes (ECM).

Bold, tender, full of old truths and distilled modern wit, "365:Volume 2" is built on the beauty of the miniature. It's a collaboration between artists steeped in tradition but constantly breaking new ground.

Packaged in a fold out gatefold sleeve with 24 page booklet.

Aidan O'Rourke - fiddle
Kit Downes - harmonium/piano
Produced by Aidan O'Rourke

1. For about a month 3.51
2. 'Now, you know about clootie wells, do you?' 3.12
3. The film was preceded by a warning that it contained some moderate violence 1.58
4. That braggart has it coming to him 2.50
5. We drove down the road, saddened by my father's decline 2.23
6. I met him only once 3.03
7. 'That place,' Mick said. 'Christ, what a hole.' 3.23
8. Bill was already at his window 2.37
9. They'd start their calling around midnight 3.06
10. The opening shot is of a flat, cold, grey expanse of water with the dawn coming up 2.02
11. It was an afternoon of possible magic 2.42
12. Some stories are so good that they deserve repeating in every generation 3.26

1. I had been walking a long time 3.19
2. It was the day of the great unveiling 2.14
3. Jack is leaning out of his window one night, admiring the full moon 2.58
4. 'Right, William, trolley duty,' Kev said 1.53
5. The girl climbed the stairs to bed 2.46
6. Douglas and Aileen stood in front of the blue plaque 2.01
7. I was riding on a Greyhound bus, seeking some place to hide 3.11
8. She picked up the letter again 2.49
9. There's a rumour going round, we don't know what it is, but we all get in line 1.56
10. Off the motorway and onto the short cut, over the hill 2.40
11. My father and I are reading the papers 3.11
12. One day she decided to open her own library 2.18
13. On this day, the first recorded total eclipse of Scotland took place 2.23

Recorded and mixed by Mattie Foulds at Caribou Recordings
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios
Produced by Aidan O'Rourke
All music written by Aidan O'Rourke / Kit Downes (Reveal Publishing / SGO Publishing)
Aidan uses a Dave Mann fiddle, Accusound Microphones and Skyinbow pick ups
Artist management by Tom Rose
Sequence by Tom Rose
Design by Martin Rowsell
Images by Dalziel + Scullion