Orcadian fiddle and mandolin player Graham Rorie is an award-winning musician in the Scottish traditional scene based in Glasgow. Tutored in Orkney by Douglas Montgomery (The Chair, Saltfishforty) he is a recent graduate of the Traditional Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
Graham has gained a wealth of performance experience around the world with performances at the likes of Celtic Colours in Cape Breton and Glasgow’s own Celtic Connections as well as touring Germany and Denmark with the Paul McKenna Band. He has played for many high-profile figures including HRH The Prince of Wales, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and members of the EU parliament in Brussels. Graham’s music has also seen him awarded two Dany Kyle Awards at Celtic Connections and a place at the Semi-Finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, the later with his own up and coming folk band Gnoss. The same act were nominated for ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in 2017.
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.
Graham plays a Colin Tulloch Violin.