Hotline is a suite of new music written, rehearsed and recorded on the Argyllshire coast.
The catalyst was Gordon MacLean at An Tobar Arts Centre who through the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music 20x12 scheme commissioned me to write a piece which linked Argyll to the London 2012's Cultural Olympiad.
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4. HMS Monarch
5. Gallanach Bay
Selected Awards include:
Instrumentalist of the Year, Scots Trad Music Awards 2006
Composer of the Year STMA 2011
Musician of the Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014
Few contemporary musicians in any category can match either his artistic ambitions or his achievements in bringing them to fruition
What a unique and extraordinary fiddler he is
O’Rourke is a dazzling fiddler in any setting
Scotland on Sunday
O’Rourke’s music – both his writing and playing – is unfailingly strong and imaginative