Jordan is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Newcastle Upon Tyne, he is mostly heard performing on the Great Highland Bagpipes and Whistle. Specialising in traditional music, Jordan plays in a wide-ranging variety of ensembles performing throughout the UK and abroad most noted for playing with the progressive folk sextet, Pons Aelius as well as his own project, Jordan Aikin and Bad Phantom. He has also toured and played with The Tannahill Weavers, The Chieftains, Andre Rieu, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and many other bands and projects over the years. In 2016 and 2018, Jordan had the privilege of representing the UK on tours across France and Australia in the Flowers of War concert series, which commemorated ANZAC involvement in World War One. He appeared as a soloist alongside the first ever combined French, Commonwealth and German orchestras. As an accomplished composer, Jordan frequently contributes his music to the folk repertoire with many of his tunes being recorded and performed by folk bands and session musicians. Jordan is also a highly skilled educator with experience teaching on the Folkworks programme at Sage Gateshead and is a main instrumental tutor on the Folk and Traditional Music Degree at Newcastle University. He has also led many youth and adult folk music learning projects across the whole of the UK.

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