Legends and Newcomers at Celtic Connections Festival Monday January 16th

Glasgow, Scotland –
The Monday line-up of the Celtic Connections Festival includes a special program
called Scottish Men, featuring legendary musicians together with new talents.
There will also be Celtic acts from Ireland, Canada, and the USA, as well as
Danish folk fiddle.
January 16th program

11.00am Schools Concert with The

Henrik Jansberg
Band and special guests
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Tickets free on application from the Box Office.


01.00pm Iain Anderson in Conversation
The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater St, G4
£1 – tickets available from the Box Office

Daily talk with BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson featuring discussion
with interesting local and national figures and musical interludes from festival
performers. Today’s talk brings together actor and director David Hayman,
Scottish historian Richard Finlay and author Christopher Brookmyre.


02.30pm Celtic Music Radio Live
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
Free – just turn up!


05.00pm Danny Kyle’s Open Stage with
Gibb
Todd

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall St, 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.


05.00pm BBC Radio Scotland ‘Celtic Connections’ Broadcast
Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs, G1
Free – tickets available from the Box Office

Mary
Ann Kennedy
hosts a special show featuring the best contemporary Celtic and
World Music acts at this year’s festival, which transmits on BBC Radio Scotland
Sunday 22nd January at 6pm.


06.00pm Festival Folk with

Cathal McConnell

The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater St, G4
£1 – tickets available from the Box Office

Festival personalities talk informally about their life and career in music,
followed by the chance to ask any burning questions.


07.30pm
Eddi
Reader
with special guest John McCusker
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£18, £16 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage: John McCusker (07.30-08.20pm) Eddi Reader (08.40-10.00pm)


07.45pm Songs of Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway
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.
Representing the Dumfries and Galloway regions for tonight’s session are Emily
Smith and Linkum Doddy (Billy & Phyllis Martin and Tam & Agnes Whiteman).

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
Fred
Morrison
and Friends with special guest
Liz
Carroll
and
John
Doyle

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Strathclyde Suite
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage: Liz Carroll & John Doyle (08.00-08.50pm) Fred Morrison (09:10-10:30pm)

Opening the concert will be fiddler
Liz
Carroll
& guitarist
John
Doyle
who have
recently released their first duo recording,

In Play
. A powerhouse recording,

In Play
documents the fiery musicianship Liz and John have honed in live concerts
over the last several years.


08.00pm

Cathal McConnell
with
Allan
MacDonald

The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater St, G4
£12 – tickets available from the Box Office


08.30pm Scottish Men
The Arches
253 Argyle St, G2
£15 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage: 08.30-09.15pm / 09.35-10.20pm

As the old saying goes, the girls won’t leave the boys alone, and after the
tremendous acclaim heaped on Celtic Connections’ Scottish Women project, the
male representatives of Scotland’s rich and varied song traditions could hardly
be expected not to reply in kind – and then some. The full, multi-generational
panoply of regional and individual song styles is reflected in tonight’s
glittering array of talent and experience.

Featuring
Brian
McNeill
,

Arthur Cormack
,
Dick
Gaughan
,
Iain
Mackay
,
Rod
Paterson
,

Donnie Munro
,
John
Morran
, and
James
Graham
, who will take turns
singing accompanied by

Findlay Napier
,

Fraser Fifield
,
Brian
McAlpine
,
Tom
Lyne
,
and
Mike Travis
, the show will be a mix of Gaelic and Scots songs, traditional
and contemporary music, loud and ferocious, soft and beautiful sound, and lots
of harmony singing. Musically directing this fantastic line-up are Corrina Hewat
and Maggie MacInnes.


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

Informal music session in the intimate surroundings of the Universal Folk Club.


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.

Other Celtic Connections stories:

Lesley
Riddoch on Celtic Music Radio


Celtic Connections Announces New Concerts and Special Guests


Martyn Bennett Day at Celtic Connections


Busy Schedule at Celtic Fest in Scotland


Celtic Connections Opening Concert Cancelled

[Photo:

Henrik Jansberg
].

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