Graham Rorie


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An Honours Degree in Traditional Music from the Royal Conservatoire added to several years of touring and recording experience. Passionate, open and adaptable. Danny Kyle Award (Celtic Connections), Up and Coming Artist of the year nominee and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Semi-Finalist with Gnoss (Fiddle & Mandolin)

Orcadian fiddle and mandolin player Graham Rorie is an award-winning folk musician based in Glasgow. A graduate of the Traditional Music course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Graham has been making a name for himself as a performer, composer, session musician and producer.

While still in the early stages of his career Graham has gained a wealth of performance appearing at festivals including Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, Celtic Colours (Canada), Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France) and Celtica Valle D’Aosta (Italy). He has also toured Germany and Denmark with the Paul McKenna Band.

As a founding member of quartet ‘Gnoss’, Graham has picked up he 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. Gnoss have just released their latest album ‘Drawn From Deep Water’.

An in-demand session musician, Graham has featured on fiddle and mandolin for albums by artists including the Red Hot Chilli Piper’s Dougie McCance, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2017 winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente, and 2018 MG Alba Scot’s Singer of the Year Iona Fyfe.

With a studio set up based around ProTools and a Focusrite Clarett interface, tacks can recorded remotely if requested.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Gnoss
  • Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente
  • Dougie McCance
Gear Highlights
  • Colin Tulloch Violin (2016)
  • Conrad Gotz Bow
  • Eastman Mandolin
  • Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB and selection of microphones for home sessions
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