Master Pipers, Kate Rusby and Bela Fleck at Celtic Connections 2007 on Wednesday 24th January

Kate Rusby
Kate Rusby
Glasgow, Scotland – At the festival on Wednesday, the results of the Burnsong project are showcased live on stage; Kate Rusby, one of the foremost young talents of the English folk scene makes an appearance; master pipers from Asturias (Spain) and Scotland will showcase their virtuosity; and world-renowned banjo player Bela Fleck visit 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 School Concert
The Annie Grace Trio and The Lori Watson 3
Wed 24 January, 11:00am
Free but Ticketed
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Iain Anderson In Conversation with Matthew Fitt
Wed 24 January, 12:30pm
£3.50
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Celtic Music Radio
Wed 24 January, 2:00pm
Free
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Exhibition Hall

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage hosted by Gibb Todd
Wed 24 January, 5:00pm
Free
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Exhibition Hall

Kate Rusby with Roddy Woomble
Wed 24 January, 7:30pm
£18, £16
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Tune Up on tour with Burnsong
Wed 24 January, 7:30pm
£15
City Halls, Grand Hall

Tonight’s concert features: Emily Smith, Sophie Bancroft, Riley Briggs, Boo Hewerdine, Niki King, Geoff Martyn, Marc Pilley (Hobotalk) and David Scott. It will be a really unique and entertaining night of great songs, banter and an insight into the mysterious world of songwriting!

John Doyle and Anna Massie with Heeliegoleerie
Wed 24 January, 8:00pm
£12
The National Piping Centre

Radio 2 Live Broadcast with Mike Harding
Wed 24 January, 8:00pm
£14.00
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Rab Noakes with Mick Hanly
Wed 24 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
The Tron Theatre

Songs & Music of Scotland:
The North East, Hosted by Doris Rougvie
Wed 24 January, 8:00pm
£8.50
Universal

Tejedor with Finlay MacDonald Band
Wed 24 January, 8:00pm
£14
ABC

Bela Fleck and The Flecktones with Uncle Earl
Wed 24 January, 9:45pm
£15
Old Fruitmarket

Celtic Connections Festival Club hosted by Gibb Todd
Wed 24 January, 10:30pm
£3.50
Holiday Inn – City West

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

Author: World Music Central News Department

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