Scottish Women and Galician Veterans at Celtic Connections January 26th

Glasgow, Scotland – A concert with the Scottish Women will
be one of the highlights of the January 26th concerts at Celtic Connections.
Galician band Luar Na Lubre will introduce its new singer, from Portugal, the
same day.

Thursday, January 26th

01.00pm Iain Anderson in Conversation
The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, G4
£1 – tickets available from the Box OfficeDaily 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 features festival promoter, blues musician, and legal
activist Robbie the Pict and singer and folklorist Margaret Bennett.


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.


06.00pm Festival Folk with
Dick
Gaughan

The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, G2
£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

Bellowhead
with support:
Lau
The Garage
490 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£12.50 – tickets available from the Box Office


07.45pm Songs of Scotland, Aberdeen
hosted by

Elspeth Cowie

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 each region of Scotland.
Representing Aberdeen for tonight’s performance are Norman Kennedy, Pete
Shepheard, Tom Spiers and Arthur Watson.


08.00pm
J.P.
Cormier
rio with support:
Troy
MacGillivray
&

Andrea Beaton

The Arches
253 Argyle Street, G2
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office


08.00pm
Luar
Na Lubre
with special guest
Eivør
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Strathclyde Suite
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage:
Eivør (08.00-08.20pm)
Luar
Na Lubre
(09.10-10.30pm)


08.00pm
Hans
Theessink
and
Bruce
Molsky

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


08.00pm

Christine Hanson

The Ballad of Sam McGee
Tron Theatre
63 Trongate, G1
£12.50 – tickets available from the Box Office


08.30pm Scottish Women
Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs, G1
£15 – tickets available from the Box Office

The evolution of the Scottish Women project has become one of the Celtic
Connections’ enduring legacies. Placing Scotland’s wealth of song traditions,
and of outstanding traditional singers, exactly where they belong—on the
international main stage—Scottish Women’s performances vividly illuminate the
timeless power of centuries-old ballads and waulking songs. The line-up for
Scottish Women 2006 includes

Sheila Stewart
,

Margaret Bennett
,

Corrina Hewat
,

Maggie MacInnes
,
Mairi
MacInnes
,
Annie
Grace
,
Anna
Murray
,

Elspeth Cowie
,
Julie
Fowlis
,
Emily
Smith
,

Catherine Ann McPhee
,

Karine Polwart
and

Ishbel MacAskill
.
Along with musical director Brian McNeill, piano player Andy Thorburn and
drummer and percussionist Mike Travis will join the Scottish Women on stage.


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

Informal music session 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:

The
Ale Möller World Heritage Orchestra and More Celtic Stars at Celtic Connections
Wednesday January 25


Celtic Connections Monday 23 January 2006


Susana Seivane, The Dubliners and Donald Shaw, Highlights of Celtic Connections
Sunday January 22

Altan,
Filska and Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections 2006


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: Luar Na Lubre]

Author: World Music Central News Department

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