Su-a Lee Introduces: Brìghde Chaimbeul & Aidan O'Rourke

Wed 21 Aug at 3:00pm Northesk Parish Church Su-a Lee Introduces - a series of Fringe Festival concerts

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A series of Fringe Festival concerts.
Su-a Lee introduces some of her favourite musicians playing small pipes and fiddle.

Event Description

Su-a Lee is one of Scotland’s most charismatic musical personalities. A classical cellist who refuses to be pigeonholed, she collaborates with a wide range of musicians in the fields of classical, folk and jazz.   
Following her rapturously received concert during last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe she has curated a short series of concerts by musicians she particularly admires.  

Brìghde Chaimbeul & Aidan O-Rourke - small pipes & fiddle

A duo of subtlety, close listening and deep musicianship bringing together two of Scotland’s most sensitive and exploratory traditional artists. Lau’s award-winning fiddler/composer Aidan O’Rourke teams up with pioneering piper Brìghde Chaimbeul to explore ancient tune repertoire. 
Their sound is raw, real and rugged: they ditch excess, don’t bother with anything gratuitously flash, and tap into the most stripped-back, visceral and lyrical voices of their instruments.

O’Rourke was named BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year in 2014 and his fiddle playing is recognised globally for its depth, tone and innovation: for propulsive rhythmic drive and a rare soulfulness. 

Winner of two BBC Radio 2 Awards for Young Folk Award and Horizon Award, Brìghde Chaimbeul has already carved out a distinct legacy in contemporary folk, devising a new way of arranging pipe music that emphasises the rich textural drones of the Scottish small pipes and a trance-like intensity in the tunes. Her acclaimed debut album The Reeling was produced by O’Rourke and was named Folk Album of the Month by The Guardian and voted one of the 20 Scottish Albums of the Year by the SAY Awards.

“Simultaneously ancient and modern, profound and direct.” The Guardian

Running time: 75 minutes no interval

Venue & Accessibility

This event will be held at Northesk Parish Church North Bridge Street, Musselburgh EH21 6AG

  • Seating is unallocated.
  • Interval refreshments are served in the church hall, adjacent to the church.
  • There are 2 steps into the church with a ramp that can be placed over the steps.
  • There are level access toilets inside the church hall, accessed by going out of the church and into the adjoining hall.
  • Spaces for wheelchairs are at the side, front of the church.
  • Accessible parking is across the road, with designated parking bays on Ladywell Way.
  • Gracefield car park is behind The Brunton and there is also a car park on Ladywell Way.


If you have any access needs or will require assistance from our team during your visit, please contact the box office on 0131 653 5245 / .




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