Scottish Talent, Piper Tribute, Blues and Fiddlin’ at Celtic Connections 2007 Friday 26th January

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Glasgow, Scotland – Showcase Scotland continues and the Celtic Connections line-up is filled with fresh Scottish talent. Elsewhere on the Friday program, a host of artists unite to pay tribute to much-missed Perthshire piper Gordon Duncan.

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
Malinky and Corquiéu
Fri 26 January, 11:00am
Free but Ticketed
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

A truly fantastic double bill, especially for school-children, featuring Scotland’s leading folksong group Malinky, who have a diverse repertoire of traditional and original material, and the young Asturian band Corquiéu. They will perform on a variety of instruments including fiddle, gaita, bouzouki, guitar, bodhran and vocals. An exciting, international concert programmed especially for school children as part of the Celtic Connections Education Programme.

Iain Anderson In Conversation with Simon Thoumire and Shona Mooney
Fri 26 January, 12:30am
£3.50
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson is joined by an eclectic mix of local figures and musicians in this series of lunchtime talks. Today he is joined by concertina virtuoso Simon Thoumire and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2006 Shona Mooney.

Celtic Music Radio
Fri 26 January, 2:00pm
Free
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage hosted by Gibb Todd
Fri 26 January, 5:00pm
Free
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Fiddlers’ Bid International
Fri 26 January, 7:30pm
£18, £16
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Shetland fiddle band Fiddlers’ Bid is throwing one mighty international ceilidh in this unique concert, as they are joined on stage by a host of international guests – Cape Breton’s top multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter J.P. Cormier, Rushad Eggleston (Crooked Still), Eivør Pálsdóttir (Faroe Islands), Olov Johansson (Vasen), Séamus Egan (Solas), and Winifred Horan (Solas).

Friday Night Blues
with Spencer Bohren and Scott Ainslie
Fri 26 January, 7:30pm
£10
Holiday Inn – City West

Lloyd Cole with Astrid Williamson
Fri 26 January, 7:30pm
£16
City Halls, Grand Hall

Anna Massie Band with Gwenan Gibbard
Fri 26 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
The Tron Theatre

Crash My Model Car with Attic Lights
Fri 26 January, 8:00pm
£10.00
The Garage

Dervish with Luka Bloom
Fri 26 January, 8:00pm
£15
ABC

Gordon Duncan Tribute with Paddy Keenan
Fri 26 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

The Perthshire piper Gordon Duncan, who died in December 2005, had a seminal impact on Scottish music. An extraordinarily gifted player, and an inspiring mentor to many younger pipers, he threw open a host of musical doors in his all-too short career.

Tonight’s tribute unites a suitably mighty array of piping stars from across the Celtic world including Irish uilleann piper Paddy Keenan (formerly of The Bothy Band), accompanied tonight by Tommy O’Sullivan.

Also appearing will be Scotland’s Allan MacDonald and Ross Ainslie with Jarlath Henderson and José Manuel Tejedor (Tejedor) from Asturias (Spain).

Jim Malcolm with Fribo
Fri 26 January, 8:00pm
£12
The National Piping Centre

Na h-Oganaich
Fri 26 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
CCA

The Scottish World
Fri 26 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
St Andrew’s in the Square

Karine Polwart and Seth Lakeman
Fri 26 January, 10:00pm
£15
Old Fruitmarket

A combination of Scotland’s and England’s finest.

Celtic Connections Ceilidh with The Scott Harvey Ceilidh Band
Fri 26 January, 10:30pm
£8
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Celtic Connections Festival Club hosted by Gibb Todd
Fri 26 January, 10:30pm
£7.50
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

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