What's on now:

I will be joining in with old friends to perform at the Catching Stories event on the 30th September, celebrating 30 years of Banner Theatre

Stone Flowers' next performance is at 5.30pm on October 13th at the Royal Exchange as part of the Journeys Festival

I am working with ARC in Stockport on a project with young carers

The Threepenny Festival Association is about to begin the 'Extract' popular education project

I'll be starting work on a new album in early September, thanks to a grant from the PRS and Francis W Reckitt Trust.

Previous events and projects:

I have just completed the TramTracks project with Bridgewater Hall and Metrolink; created 11 new songs, including a couple of commissioned pieces, associated with tram stops, and celebrated with a Gala Concert on 9th July

Project eARTh have created an animated poem with music, based on the landscapes around the Roaches in the Staffordshire Moorlands - called 'Sky Rock Lake Earth' you can view it here.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Rise tour, we had a great time, and worked with some brilliant artists: Strings Attached, Open Voice, Keele Women's Community Choir, and Sai Murray. Thanks too to our partners at B-Arts, Oldham Unity, St Margaret's Church, Remember Oluwale, and Wharf Chambers Leeds.

For four days in May we toured to Stoke, Oldham, Manchester, Leeds - for full details and updates click here

have a look at our promo video

I am starting a project writing music and songs with the wonderful Project eARTh in Buxton

Stone Flowers sessions are starting up again, working towards a performance later this year

I'm dropping in on SICK! Festival as part of the focus group - looking forward to seeing some ground breaking work around mental health, identity and society

"Songs are really just interesting things to be doing with the air" - Tom Waits

"What other function can music have? - to make us whole again" - Sergei Rakmaninoff


Last year:

10th December: Stone Flowers performed at Manchester Museum

17th December: RISE! performed at Solidarity Social at St Margaret's Church, Rufford Road, Manchester M16 8AE - doors open 7.30


In November and December I worked on an exciting project in Rochdale, alongside Jaydev Mistry with the Royal Exchange. We created music with young people with hearing impairments for a project called 'Heard Not Hidden', and finished off with a performance to parents and invited guests - for many of them it was the first time they had ever made music or performed in public - it was a privilege to work with them.


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News and links....
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Please sign this Musicians' Union petition calling for the Prime Minister and Parliament to support free movement for musicians after Brexit...many of us work abroad or benefit from European musicians working here - click on the title above to go the petition

Stone Flowers at Bridgewater Hall this Saturday
Stone Flowers at Bridgewater Hall this Saturday
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
4pm - free - ALL WELCOME!!

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Lots of exciting things to listen to - some new recordings (works in progress) as I begin to get my head around a new album - and some songs from the Tram Tracks project at the Bridgewater Hall - enjoy!

RISE! video online
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Members of the band talk about the music - click on the picture to watch it

50th Anniversary of the Colonels' Coup in Greece
50th Anniversary of the Colonels' Coup in Greece
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Greece solidarity Campaign & Anti-Fascist Action for Greece presents this event marking 50 years since the fascist dictatorship in Greece. Iris (from RISE!), Kostas Voros and myself are doing are couple of songs. 6-8.45pm Friday 28 April 2017, Diskus Room, 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN

RISE MAY TOUR: CELEBRATE RESISTANCE!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Announcing our May tour:
Stoke Thursday 11th May 7.00pm  Oldham Friday 12th May 7.00pm  Manchester Saturday 13th May 7.30pm  Leeds Sunday 14th May 8.00pm  Information for all gigs:  bit.ly/RISEmaytour

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
You can now buy my albums 'State Of Hysteria' and 'System Fault' direct from the 'Recordings' page using Paypal. To listen before you buy, just click on the headline of this post.

Happy New Year...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Greetings for 2017 - thanks to everyone who come to the fantastic Solidarity Social on the 17th December. Collectively we raised over £800 - thanks to Caro C for organising. Here's a photo (thanks Pari!), there are more on the RISE FB page.

Welcome to my new site!
Thursday, December 08, 2016
long overdue....hope you like it....if you find something that doesn't work, please let me know

RISE! - epic songs for epic times
RISE! - epic songs for epic times
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Our next gig is on 17th December - details on the flyer


Aidan Jolly

Music and Performance
Aidan Jolly is a freelance musician trading as Well Red Productions. All content of this site © 2016
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