Celtic Connections Program for Friday January 20

Glasgow, Scotland – A top Breton pipe band, Scottish and Irish
collaborations, a celebration of the Gaelic language and more new talent will be
present
Friday, January 20th, at Celtic Connections.

Program:

Friday 20 January

11.00am Schools Concert with the

Peatbog Faeries
and special guests
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Tickets free on application from the Box Office01.00pm Iain Anderson in conversation
The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, 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 the Director of the Edinburgh Book
Festival Catherine Lockerbie, Cecil Chea from the American Consulate and
Glasgow-based auctioneer Anita Manning.


02.30pm Celtic Music Radio Live
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Free


05.00pm Danny Kyle’s Open Stage with
Gibb
Todd

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Free

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!


06.00pm Festival Folk with

Catherine Ann McPhee

The Piping Centre, £1
30-34 McPhater Street, G4

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


07.30pm
Bagad
Kemper
meet The Scots
With special guests
Fred
Morrison
,
Tony
McManus
,
Phil
Cunningham
,

Donald Shaw
,
and
Karen Matheson
with support from Tachem
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£14.50, £12.50 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage: Tachem (07.30-08.20pm) Bagad Kemper (08.40-10.10)

This new concert performance includes
Bagad
Kemper
’s most recent repertoire but with additional
sounds and atmospheres. The bagpipes, bombardes and drums are joined by sounds
of the accordion, the bass guitar, the trumpet, the saxophone and other brass
instruments, giving the whole show a Latin flavor. Having last visited Celtic
Connections two years ago, these festival veterans can’t wait to be back. They
will be joined onstage by special guests
Fred
Morrison
,
Tony
McManus
,
Phil
Cunningham
,

Donald Shaw
and
Karen
Matheson
.

Support for tonight’s show will be by Tachem, a quartet made up of Annie Grace,
Anna Massie, Mairead Green and Anna Murray.


07.30pm
My
Latest Novel
with support
King
Creosote

The Garage
490 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£7 – tickets available from the Box Office


07.45pm Songs of Scotland, Dundee
hosted by
Doris
Rougvie

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 Dundee for tonight’s session are Barbara Dymock, Maureen Jelks,
Euan Sutherland and Sheena Wellington.


08.00pm
Back
of the Moon
, support by
Anna
Massie
Band & Lori
Watson
3
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Strathclyde Suite
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£12.50 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage:
Lori
Watson
3 (08.00-08.40pm)
Anna
Massie
Band (08.55-09.35pm)
Back
of the Moon
(09.50-10.50pm)


08.00pm Sult
The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, G2
£10 – tickets available from the Box Office

In partnership with An Lòchran, Colmcille, the organization charged with linking
the Gaelic speakers of Ireland and Scotland, is bringing SULT to Celtic
Connections. SULT (Gaelic for fun, enjoyment, amusement, pleasure and
satisfaction) has proved a hit amongst young Gaels in Dublin who come to enjoy
the club atmosphere “as Gaeilge” (through the Gaelic language).

The event will
be presented in both Scottish and Irish Gaelic. Artists include the SULT house
band, performance poet Gearóid Mac Lochlainn and Cape Breton singer
Mary
Jane Lamond
and RSAMD players. From Conamara come sean-nós singer Máiréad Ní
Fhlátharta. Performing with Gearóid Mac Lochlainnwill be Jarlath Henderson from
Tyrone, winner of BBC Radio 2 young musician of the year award in 2004. This is
part of Glaschu nan Gàidheal (Glasgow of the Gael) which includes language
classes on Saturday 21st and a singing workshop with Mary Jane Lamond on Sunday
22nd, in the City Halls, Albion Street. This concert will be preceded by a set
from the John McSherry Band.


08.00pm James Ross
Tron Theatre
63 Trongate, G1
£12.50 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage: 08.00-09.00pm / 09.20-10.00pm

A consummate pianist and composer, James Ross premiered his New Voices piece An
Cuan at last year’s festival and was described by the Herald as “bright,
bustling and brilliantly articulate…an original mind at work”. A graduate of the
RSAMD and Irish World Music Centre of the University of Limerick where he
studied under the great Mícheal Ó Súilleabháin, James now teaches at these
institutions of musical excellence. His concert tonight will again feature the
New Voices piece played by Chris Stout, Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Jenna Reid, Wendy
Weatherby, May Halyburton, Sue McKenzie, James McKintosh and Martin O’Neill
while the first half will be the launch of his new solo CD entitled James Ross.


08.00pm The Island Tapes
The Arches
253 Argyle Street, G2
£12.50 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage: 08.00-09.30pm

Given that
David
Allison
’s richly layered music, created by a unique live looping technique,
has been likened by the Scotsman to “painting with sound”, it’s only appropriate
that the Glasgow guitarists’ latest project should involve a strong visual
element. Specially created for Celtic Connections, The Island Tapes features
screenings of four silent documentaries from the Scottish Screen Archive,
recording life on St Kilda, Skye, Orkney and Shetland in the 1920s and 30s.
These form the backdrop to the premiere of a potently atmospheric live score,
composed and performed by Allison in collaboration with leading classical
guitarist
Allan
Neave
, Berlin-based fingerstyle maestro
Ian
Melrose
and the
superb Gaelic singer
Alyth
McCormack
.

With the films depicting traditional
activities from peat-cutting to the famously no-holds-barred Orcadian Yuletide
ritual of the Ba’ hand-ball game, the music will reflect both the timeless and
the changing rhythms of island lives and landscapes. And with three top
guitarists meeting from such contrasting backgrounds, the show certainly looks
set to fulfil

Allison
’s promise of “acoustic guitar taken to the limit – in all
directions.”


09.30pm

Donnie Munro
with special guest
Gráda
Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs, G1
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage:
Gráda (09.30-10.20pm)

Donnie Munro
(10.40-12.00am)


10.00pm Celtic Connections Ceilidh
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall St, G2
£6 – tickets available from the Box Office

Get your dancing shoes on for the infamous festival ceilidh with the Scott
Harvey Ceilidh Band. Scott Harvey’s Ceilidh Band is a traditional Scottish
Ceilidh Band based in Glasgow, Scotland. With a line up of two accordions, banjo
and drums, the Scott Harvey Ceilidh band has a unique and lively sound.


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


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.

Other Celtic Connections stories:


Scottish Acts and Jazz at Celtic Connections January 19th


Homecomings and New Celtic Talents at Celtic Connections January 18


Celtic Connections Continues with Americana and Celtic Sounds


Legends and Newcomers at Celtic Connections Festival Monday January 16th


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: Bagad Kemper].

Author: World Music Central News Department

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