Bouzouki, Vocals, Guitar


Aaron is one of the most sought after accompanists on the traditional music scene today. As well as Old Blind Dogs, Aaron has toured worldwide and recorded with many of the biggest names in traditional music, including Kate Rusby, Téada (with Séamus Begley), Battlefield Band, Tannahill Weavers, Siobhan Miller, Emily Smith, Robyn Stapleton and many, many more.

Aaron has produced several critically acclaimed albums and contributes to music for TV with recent projects including ‘Sanditon’ by Jane Austen for ITV/PBS and the forthcoming BBC drama ‘Bloodlands’ featuring James Nesbitt. Along with twin brother Nathon and his charitable organisation the Tradmusic Trust they recently opened The Vault Arts Centre in their home town, a multi-arts centre for the local community and performance venue. As well as running regular live events and providing music tuition there, The Vault is also the hub for the annual Newton Stewart and Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival.

As well as being an official accompanist for the BBC Young Traditional Scottish Musician of the Year Awards for ten years, Aaron was voted 'Instrumentalist of the Year' in a public vote at the 2005 Scots Trad Music Awards. He is a passionate member of the UK Musicians Union, a committed Evertonian and a very proud Dad.


Aaron has been keeping busy and there's some exciting new releases this December which will feature Aaron.
On 10th December Gaelic singer Rachel Walker will release her beautiful new album 'Gaol'. Recorded in lockdown the album includes a mixture of traditional and newly written songs. You can order your copy by clicking here. Rachel and Aaron will livestream some of the songs from the album in an online concert on Friday 18th December, lockdown permitting.
Aaron will also feature on Cittern on the 'Happy Holly Day' livestream/DVD/live CD by the brilliant Kate Rusby. The Christmas concert, which includes a brass band, reindeer and full nativity scene will be livestreamed on Saturday December 12th and will be released as a DVD/live CD in time for Christmas. You can watch the livestream or order your copies by clicking here.
Aaron has been busy recording from his studio at The Vault Arts Centre on several other album releases due for release in 2021. News to follow.
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