Meet Sir-Reel Clarks, the dynamic family band hailing from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. With a rich musical heritage that spans generations, Aaron, Andy, Kyle, and Chantel come together to create a unique sound that blends different styles and genres of folk music, from Scottish to Irish.
Music has always been a part of the Clarks’ family tradition, and it was after Aaron inherited his grandfather’s melodeon in 2019 that he discovered his passion for playing music. Despite facing challenges in school, Aaron was determined to show the world that anyone can learn to play music. With inspiration from Tim Edey, Aaron honed his skills during lockdown and is now making a name for himself as a talented and innovative musician.
Aaron has just released his debut album, Out of the Box, which he collaborated on with his dad Andy and Tim Edey. Featuring some of Aaron’s original compositions, the album showcases his ability to juggle different styles and genres to create a truly unique sound.
But Sir-Reel Clarks is more than just a band – it’s a family that supports Aaron’s aspirations and helps him realize his dreams. Aaron’s Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia & Tourettes have not stopped him from becoming a North East Champion and winning numerous TMSA competitions over the past few years.
Sir-Reel Clarks have already been booked for several festivals this year, including Broadstairs Folk Week, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, Speyfest, Haal Folk Festival, and Tin Hut Mini Festival, as well as various folk club concerts throughout Scotland.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Sir-Reel Clarks. Check out their Facebook page click here, and listen to Aaron’s debut album, Out of the Box, on Spotify click here.
As Tim Edey himself said, “Aaron stands out as an extremely gifted melodeon player, whose musical ability cannot be denied.”
On Friday 31 March 2023, Cruden Bay Folk Club were delighted to play host to Aaron Clark and his father Andy who performed a selection of their programme in an extended spot during the March club night. By way of introduction, Andy told the audience about how his son Aaron, who has autism, dyspraxia and tourettes, yet has become a supremely talented performer and is well-known on the folk club and festival circuits.
We Were delighted to be given permission to record this set which you can watch in full by clicking the play button on the video image.
Huntly Acoustic Music Sessions – A great talent; a quiet, likable young man who strongly supports other music events and who lets his music and playing do the speaking”.
Tin Hut Sessions – Aaron stands out as an extremely gifted melodeon player, whose musical ability cannot be denied.
Cruden Bay Folk Club – What’s amazing is Aaron has become a supremely talented performer despite his disability.
Robin Wynn Evans – TPot Studios – Good Work Guys!!