Connect Finale 31st March 2016

Had a really great time performing at the Connect Finale last month. The concert was held at the Music Hall in Aberdeen, and was the culmination of the ‘Connect’ project for Aberdeen Performing Arts, Associate Artists programme for 2015.

The Connect project was a new initiative from Aberdeen Performing Arts inviting two Nationally recognised artists to be resident artists in Aberdeen venues The Lemon Tree and The Music Hall for 2015. The two artists for the programme were ‘Aidan O’Rourke’ & ‘Jason Singh’ with the programme seeking these artists to collaborate together and with the local community over the course of a year. You can find out more about the project here and here.

 Below are some pictures of the journey, for my part from August last year in 2015 until the final concert on March 31st this year.

The evenings final performance consisted of eight different performances, from eight different adaptations and collaborations between the diverse group of twenty musicians, all working with Aiden and Jason for each set, and then finally us all performing together. It was a full house and a succesful concert lasting for two hours at the music hall.

I performed as one of the guitar players with the full band for the last set of the evening. It was a great joy and success to be a part of it all.

Personally as well as performing with the group, I thoroughly enjoyed performing at the music hall in Aberdeen. As well as it being a delight to work with all the staff and venue,  this is a venue that has been close to my heart for many years. I’ve actually worked in the Music Hall in two different jobs in the past. The first job back in 2001-2003 as predominantly a barman and occasional usher, and then again in 2006 – 2007 as a stage labourer. I remember thinking back then that I look forward to performing on the stage as well as working all around it.

Thank you everyone for what was a great experience, concert and event.