Shooglenifty and Iarla O Lionáird at Celtic Connections 2007 Saturday 20th January

Shooglenifty
Shooglenifty
Glasgow, Scotland – The first weekend of Celtic Connections 2007 sees the festival’s popular workshop program commence. These workshops, together with the live premiere of specially-convened orchestras and specially-commissioned pieces and ceolraidh, mean that encouraging and showcasing fresh music and talent makes up a large part of Saturday’s program. The festival also has a retrospective element, with a multimedia show which sets vintage black and white films from the Scottish Screen Archive to atmospheric music, and a world-renowned band relive highlights of their career by bringing their Reunion tour to Glasgow.

Celtic Connections takes place in 12 venues all over Glasgow. The focal point of the festival is The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, where performances take place in every available space, from workshops in the foyers to performances by world-class artists in the Main Auditorium. The City Halls and Old Fruitmarket, ABC, The Tron, The Piping Centre and Glasgow’s newest live venue The Classic Grand will all play host to Celtic Connections events this year over a period of nineteen days in January and February.

Program:

Celtic Connections Youth Concert
Sat 20 January, 1:00pm
£12.50
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium

Fèis Rois
Celtic Connections Youth Orchestra
Comhaltas
Mark Sheridan Conductor
City of Edinburgh Music School
West of Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra
(1:00-3:00pm)

The Island Tapes with David Allison
Sat 20 January, 1:00pm
£12.50
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite
David Allison
Alyth McCormack
Ian Melrose
Allan Neave
(1:00-1:55pm / 2:15-2:50pm)

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage hosted by Gibb Todd
Sat 20 January, 5:00pm
Free
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall
Supported by The Evening Times
The Open Stage features live music at 5pm every day during the festival.

Scotland’s Music Live
Sat 20 January, 7:30pm
£15
Grand Hall
BBC SSO
Michael Marra
Chris Stout
James Graham
Dàimh
Karine Polwart

Celtic Connections actively promotes collaborations across musical genres and styles. Scotland’s Music Live, on Saturday 20th January, is a perfect example of this and is a unique celebration showcasing a range of Scottish music.

Solas with Iarla O Lionáird
Sat 20 January, 7:30pm
£18, £16
Main Auditorium
Solas (8:30-10:00pm)
Iarla Ó Lionáird (7:30-8:10pm)

Ceolraidh:
Peter Tickell with Adam Sutherland and Siobhan Miller and Gordeanna McCulloch
Sat 20 January, 8:00pm
£10
The National Piping Centre
Peter Tickell
Siobhan Miller
Adam Sutherland
Gordeanna McCulloch

Daniel Lapp Trio with Andrea Zonn
Sat 20 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
The Tron Theatre

Justin Currie with The Poems
Sat 20 January, 8:00pm
£15
ABC

Uncle Earl and John Spillane
Sat 20 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
Strathclyde Suite

Shooglenifty and Tanya Tagaq Gillis with Skolvan Big Band
Sat 20 January, 10:00pm
£15
Old Fruitmarket
This gig at the Old Fruitmarket comes shortly after the release of Shooglenifty’s sixth studio album Troots. Recorded between tours of Australia, Europe and the US, the new album features several new unique compositions, plus the extraordinary vocals of North American Inuit throat singer Tanya Taqaq Gillis, who joins them tonight.

Celtic Connections Ceilidh with The Scott Harvey Ceilidh Band
Sat 20 January, 10:30pm
£8
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Exhibition Hall

Celtic Connections Festival Club hosted by Gibb Todd
Sat 20 January, 11:30pm
£7.50
Holiday Inn – City West

Workshops

come&try
Mandolin Workshop
Sat 20 January, 11:00am
£6
Lomond Foyer

come&try
Traditional Scots Singing Workshop
Sat 20 January, 11:00am
£6
Clyde Foyer

Kids Percussion Workshop
Sat 20 January, 11:00am
£4
Exhibition Hall
Parents of 8-10 year old children are encouraged to stay during the workshop.

Opening Your Voice 1
Sat 20 January, 11:00am
£6
Buchanan Suite

come&try
Samba Workshop
Sat 20 January, 1:30pm
£6
Exhibition Hall

come&try
Whistle Workshop
Sat 20 January, 1:30pm
£6
Buchanan Suite

come&try
Fiddle Workshop
Sat 20 January, 1:30pm
£6
Lomond Foyer

Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office:

In person at: The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
GLASGOW
G2 3NY
Online at: www.celticconnections.com
By phone on: 0141 353 8000

Festival information: www.celticconnections.com

Author: World Music Central News Department

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