Having Kevin Burke (Fiddle player in The Bothy Band, Patrick Street and Open House.) as a first cousin he was destined to play the fiddle and started at 8 years.
Aidan has been playing music for 33 years, mainly the Fiddle, Drums and BodhrÃ¡n, but he also plays Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and a whole host of Percussion instruments. He was taught the drums from the age of 10 to 16 by Adrian Macintosh, (Humphrey Littleton's drummer) and the fiddle by Margaret Hayes(age 8-12)and later(14-15) Sean O'Shea.
Aidan has won twenty 1st place titles and as many 2nd and 3rds on his main instruments between The Fleadh Cheoil na Breataine and Fleadh na hEireann.
He has performed and recorded with a wide variety of musicians including Poormouth featuring Jack E McCauley (Van Morrisons Guitarist in Them and Clive Bunker ex drummer with Jethro Tull), The Drovers, Comas,The Tide, Tony Hinnigan (James Horner's Top session player and whistle player on the number 1 song from The Titanic C.D.) Roger Dinsdale (Banjo player with The Grid.) Skirm, Paul Murray (Singer with Big Tom and Daniel O'Donnel) and supported bands such as The Water boys, Planxty, Stockton's Wing, Ron Kavenna, Gwerz, The Chieftains and The Wolfe Tones, he also found time to play the lead fiddle in 'Leprechauns' starring Whoppi Goldberg.
Aidan has held workshops on the fiddle and bodhrÃ¡n in Ireland, Britain, America and Asia and adjudicated at Fleadhs all over London.
He played in Hong Kong for 4 months bringing the Irish culture to Asia and played live on the radio for over 1,000,000 listeners and in Chicago live on tv with The Drovers for an estimated 2,000,000 viewers.
Aidan is a founder member of the new super group "Comas"
Featuring Sylvain Barou;(flute,Uilleann Pipes) Philip Masure;(guitar) and Jackie Moran;(Bodhran) all of whom appear on this album.
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1. The Star of Munster/The Reel Of Rio/The Humours of Westport
2. Feel the Bow/Thanks to Gavin/Burkes
3. OsloÂ´s Call/New Hands
4. Tune For Miceal
5. Salvia/The Reverends Daughter
6. The Morning Dew/Niall Keegans/SweeneyÂ´s Buttermilk/Callaghans
7. Lios an Uisce/Up in the Air/The Lonesome Jig/The Monahan jig
8. Gary ConnolyÂ´s/Punch in the Dark/On The Floor
9. Yanninas Inspiration/Any Fur Coat
10. Jerry Hollands/The Dodgy Chanter/Michael Colemans