Graham Rorie

Session Fiddle/Mandolin

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Scottish based fiddle & mandolin player with several years touring, recording and producing experience. A finalist in the 2021 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Traditional Music honours degree

I am an Orcadian fiddle and mandolin player based in Glasgow, UK.

While still in the early stages of my career, I have gained a wealth of performance experience appearing at festivals including Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, Celtic Colours (Canada), Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France) and Celtica Valle D’Aosta (Italy).

As a founding member of quartet ‘Gnoss’, I have won my second Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections, reached the Semi-Finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and been nominated for ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in 2017. We released our latest album ‘Drawn From Deep Water’ in April 2019 and it was shortlisted for ‘Album of the Year’ at the same Scots Trad Awards that year.

My latest project involves bringing together a selection of Glasgow based musicians to present a suite of newly-composed music inspired by my fellow Orcadians who travelled to northern Canada to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company during the 18th and 19th centuries. The premier of this new work took place at Celtic Connections 202020 with a sold-out headline show incorporating collaborations with Quebec’s Le Vent Du Nord. ‘The Orcadians of Hudson Bay’ was nominated for ‘Original Work of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and will be released in album form in Spring 2021.

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  1. Review by Ivan T.

    It has been a great experience to work with Graham. He is an amazing performer and his professionalism beyond words. He provided me different takes to let me decide the proper style and ornaments. If you look for a touch celtic magic in your music, Graham the right choice.

  2. Review by Tessa B.

    I reached out to Graham with a demo track that needed strings of some kind—I wasn’t sure whether it would be a violin or something else. Thankfully Graham suggested the fiddle and the mandolin and I received 3 masterful tracks that brightened the song, making it more playful and heartfelt. Highly recommended!

  3. Review by 森 優.

    Great fiddle player!
    Smooth communication, very high quality performance with full of good ideas.
    I really appreciate him and I'll surely ask him again!

  4. Review by Amal jose

    Such a professional,
    Soulful and from the heart playing.
    loved the takes.

Gnoss - Good Crieff

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GenresSounds Like
  • Gnoss
  • Dougie McCance
  • Iona Fyfe
Gear Highlights
  • Colin Tulloch Violin (2016)
  • Eastman 305 Mandolin
  • Eastwood Tenorcaster
  • Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB
  • Neumann KH120A Monitors
  • ProTools 2020
  • Selection of high quality microphones for home sessions.
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