Celtic and World Sounds at Celtic Connections 2006 on Sunday, January 15

Glasgow, Scotland – Celtic Connections continues on Sunday with
Celtic sounds, world music and more.

Sunday 15 January 2005

01.00pm New Voices – Martin Green
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Strathclyde Suite
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£7.50 – tickets available from the Box OfficeMartin Green’s New Voices commission First Sighting will be performed by The
Green Machine, a band he started up to connect musicians he had met north and
south of the border and is already active as a recording project. Martin
describes the music as “like the sound of a powerful but beautiful hangover
resulting from a good night out dancing with Frank Zappa and Astor Piazzolla,
each with a girl on their arm and Duke Ellington buying chasers at the bar
”.
Close harmony vocals from Inge Thomson and Sophie Bancroft will be mixed with
the electronic noise sculptures of Tom Cook, and the sublime virtuosic
improvisations of London violinist Joe Townsend. Martin’s line-up also includes
Alyn Cosker (drums), Fergus Kerr (French horn), Andy McKreel (tuba), Barnaby
Stradling (bass) and Rick Taylor (trombone).


02.00pm The Young Tradition:
Hadhirgaan

The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, G4
£7.50 – tickets available from the Box Office


04.00pm A Taste of The Fest with

Ishbel MacAskill

Tron Theatre
63 Trongate, G1
£7.50 – tickets available from the Box Office


05.00pm Danny Kyle’s Open Stage with Gibb Todd
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
free – just turn up

Hosted by Danny Kyle’s good friends Gibb Todd and Liz Clark, the Open Stage is a
chance to see new musical talent as they try to win a coveted support slot at
next year’s festival – and all absolutely free.


07.30pm
Dougie Maclean
’s Rural Image
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£18, £16 – tickets available from the Box Office

Building on his achievements at last year’s Celtic Connections, when he
premiered his four-movement multimedia symphony Rural Image, the Bard of Dunkeld
continues his musical odyssey with another new commission, Muir of Gormach,
named after a stone circle lying off the beaten track in his beloved native
Perthshire. Subtitled “A Pictish Story”, the piece will be performed by Ali
Fergusson (vocals, electric and acoustic guitar), Alan Sutherland (keyboards,
accordion, harmonium), Jamie MacLean (drums and percussion), Ross Ainslie
(whistle, mandocello, pipes) and Chris Agnew (vocals, electric and acoustic
bass), with
Dougie himself leading from the front on vocals, acoustic guitar and
fiddle. After the interval, there’s a second chance to see and hear Rural Image,
which incorporates original music and song with dance choreographed by Andy Howitt (Y Dance), and an innovative set and lighting design complete with
multimedia imaging.


07.30pm

Fiddlers’ Bid
with the Henrik Jansberg Band
The Garage
490 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office
onstage: Henrik Jansberg Band (7.30-8.15pm) Fiddlers’ Bid (8.40-10.00pm)


07.45pm Songs of Scotland, The Borders
Universal Folk Club
Sauchiehall Lane, G2
£8.50 – tickets available from the Box Office

A new venue for 2006, the intimate Universal Folk Club brings together the great
tradition bearers of Scottish Song, with each evening throughout the Festival
dedicated to the unique musical characteristics of a region of Scotland. With
their own interpretation of Borders ballads and riding songs, tonight’s artists
are Willie Beattie, John Morran and Lori Watson.

Originally from Perth, Doris Rougvie is a welcome guest at festivals and folk
clubs around Scotland and abroad. A traditional singer who performs both solo
and with groups, she is also a key organizer of many folk concerts and
festivals. In addition to to being a singer, Doris has published a book of
Perthshire memories, poems and stories.


08.00pm Men of Steel with
Tony
McManus
,
Dan
Crary
,
Beppe
Gambetta
&
Don
Ross

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Strathclyde Suite
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office


08.00pm Master & Apprentice
Jamie Smith & Liz Carroll and Mairearad Green & Sandy Brechin
The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater St, G4
£10 – tickets available from the Box Office

08.00pm
Les
Yeux Noirs

The Arches
253 Argyle St, G2
£12.50- tickets available from the Box Office
onstage:
Téada (08.00-08.50pm)
Les
Yeux Noirs
(09.10-10.40pm)


08.00pm
Jez Lowe
& The Bad Pennies
Tron Theatre
63 Trongate, G1
£12.50 – tickets available from the Box Office
onstage: Jillian Isbister (08.00-08.50)
Jez
Lowe
& The Bad Pennies
(09.10-10.30pm)


09.00pm

Michael McGoldrick
Band with

Johnny Kalsi
& The Dhol Foundation
Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs, G1
£15 – tickets available from the Box Office
onstage:

Johnny Kalsi
& The Dhol Foundation (09.00-09.50)

Michael McGoldrick
Band (10.10-11.30pm)


10.00pm Late Night Session
Universal Folk Club
Sauchiehall Lane, G2
Free

Join this informal music session or relax with a drink
in the intimate surroundings of the Universal Folk Club. Treat it as a warm up
to the Festival Club or a cosy drink stop to talk about the gigs you’ve seen
that day.


10.30pm Festival Club with
Gibb
Todd

The Holiday Inn – City West
Bothwell St, G2
£7.50 – tickets available from the Box Office

The best late-night club in the city, this is the place to keep the party going
after all the gigs are over. Rub shoulders with world famous artists as they
make special unbilled appearances alongside the best newcomers. And Doris
Rougvie hosts the House of Song in the Cabin Bar.


Workshops:

11am – 12.30pm Kids Percussion Workshop
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£4 – tickets available from the Box Office

Big Groove will lead a workshop especially for children aged 8-13 years in the
basics of percussion. Drums will be provided but numbers are strictly limited so
please book early.


2pm – 3.30pm Women’s Samba Workshop
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£6 – tickets available from the Box Office

Relieve the stresses and strains of modern living by beating on some drums!
Samba drumming is fun, easy to learn and extremely therapeutic! Big Groove will
lead a workshop especially for women to build confidence and have fun through
exploring samba rhythms. All drums provided.


11am – 12.30pm Come & Try Whistle
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Buchanan Suite
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£6 – tickets available from the Box Office

Here’s your chance to come and have a go at whistle playing under the expert
guidance of
Mark Duff. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of this most
portable and versatile of instruments concentrating on Scottish tunes. All
whistles in the key of D will be provided but bring your own if you have one.


2pm – 3.30pm Whistle Techniques
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Buchanan Suite
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£6 – tickets available from the Box Office

This workshop is designed for whistle players to improve their techniques and
develop their own style of playing. Mark Duff, foremost exponent of the whistle
will teach his students to discover the subtleties of this great wee instrument.
Amaze your friends with your new skills next time you’re in a session!


11am – 12.30pm Introduction to Fiddle – Set Up & Maintenance
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Clyde Foyer
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£6 – tickets available from the Box Office

Fiddle coming apart at the seams? Do you know your soundpost from your end-pin?
Bridge standing on its own two feet? Is your fiddle your best friend? Do you
prefer your bow to your beau? Answers to these and other fiddle questions from
Bill McKenzie of The Violin Shop, Glasgow on basic fiddle and bow maintenance,
set-up and repair. Bring along your fiddle and bow for a free health check.


2pm – 3.30pm Come & Try Bodhran
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Clyde Foyer
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£6 – tickets available from the Box Office

Mark Dunlop of Malinky is a great player and a very skilled tutor. He will be
inspiring students to learn the very basics of bodhran playing. Absolutely no
experience needed and all bodhrans will be provided.


11am – 12.30pm Come & Try Clarsach
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Lomond Foyer
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£6 – tickets available from the Box Office

If you’ve ever wanted to have a go on Scotland’s most beautiful of instruments,
here’s your chance. Heather Yule will be there to show you the basics and some
harps will be provided. Please book early to avoid disappointment.


2pm – 3.30pm Harp & Stories
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Lomond Foyer
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£6 – tickets available from the Box Office

Heather Yule will enchant her participants with stories and clarsach
accompaniment. If you are curious about how to go about the ancient art of
accompanied stories this is the workshop for you. If you have your own harp,
please bring it with you.

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Celtic Connections Opening Concert Cancelled

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