Aaron has been touring and performing regularly from 2007 across Europe and America playing with various bands including Craobh Rua. He is a founding member of the band Réalta with musical friends Conor Lamb and Deirdre Galway. In 2012 the band recorded their debut album “Open The Door for Three”. This led to performances all over the world, from Glasgow to New York, India, South Korea, Denmark, France and Germany. Having toured in Germany and Switzerland alongside Altan and winning the prestigious “Danny Kyle Award” at Celtic Connections, Glasgow, Réalta have firmly established themselves on the Irish music scene.
They take a lively, exciting and respectful approach to Irish traditional music.
Reared on a staple diet of The Bothy Band, Planxty and other such classics, this Belfast based band captures the timeless aspects of the tradition and gently infuses them with elements from other musical genre.
Performing on dual uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, bouzouki, double bass and bodhrán this multi-instrumentalist group present an enchanting programme of dance music interspersed with the occasional story, air and song. A youthful curiosity is evident in the musical arrangement and is paired with a strict attention to detail in its execution.
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Alkmaar Irish Music Festival and Noordfolk Festival (Netherlands),
Northern Meeting Piping Festival (Scotland),
Randers Ugen (Denmark),
Festival of the Peninsula (Newtownards),
The Open House Festival (Belfast),
The William Kennedy Piping Festival (Armagh)
Saarang Festival (India).
Sori Festival (South Korea)
Lorient Festival (France)