As well as touring extensively with his band, 'Old Blind Dogs' (twice 'Folk Band of the Year' (Scots Trad Music Awards) and Traditional Music 'Hall of Fame' Inductees 2020), Aaron has been lucky enough to tour worldwide and record with many of the biggest names in traditional music, including Mercury Prize nominated singer/songwriter Kate Rusby, Téada (with Séamus Begley), Battlefield Band, Tannahill Weavers, Siobhan Miller, Emily Smith, Robyn Stapleton and many, many more. He has appeared as a session musician and some time producer on over one-hundred albums.
From his recording studio he continues to work on several new album projects and regularly contributes to music for TV with recent projects including ‘Sanditon’ by Jane Austen for ITV/PBS, the BBC drama ‘Bloodlands’ featuring James Nesbitt, 2021's 'Law and Order - Organized Crime' on US network NBC and the forthcoming Amazon TV blockbuster 'The Terminal List' starring Chris Pratt.
Along with his twin brother Nathon and his charitable organisation 'The Tradmusic Trust', Aaron recently relocated to The Vault Arts Centre, a multi-arts centre for the local community and performance venue in his home town of Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway. As well as running regular live events, a recording studio and providing music tuition, 'The Vault' is also the hub for the annual Newton Stewart and Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival held in July.
Aaron was an official accompanist for the BBC Young Traditional Scottish Musician of the Year Awards for ten years and was voted 'Instrumentalist of the Year' in a public vote at the 2005 Scots Trad Music Awards. He is a passionate Committee Member for the Scotland and Northern Ireland branch of the UK Musicians Union, a committed Evertonian and a very proud Dad.
To find out more about Aaron you can visit his official website by clicking here.