Flutes of the World and Ballads of the Book at Celtic Connections 2007

Hariprasad Chaurasia
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Glasgow, Scotland – Some highlights from Tuesday’s Celtic Connections 2007 line-up include a live realization of the highly-anticipated Ballads of the Book project, a visit to Glasgow from a French jazz/folk fusion band and the assembling of flautists from all over the world for a flute music night at City Halls.

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.

Celtic Connections School Concert
Simon Thoumire
Tue 30 January, 11:00am
Free but Ticketed
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Iain Anderson In Conversation with Ian McCalman
Tue 30 January, 12:30am
£3.50
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Celtic Music Radio
Tue 30 January, 2:00pm
Free
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage hosted by Gibb Todd
Tue 30 January, 5:00pm
Free
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Eddi Reader and Friends with Declan O’Rourke
Tue 30 January, 7:30pm
£18, £16
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Flutes of the World
Tue 30 January, 7:30pm
£15
City Halls, Grand Hall

Tonight’s extraordinary cast of internationally renowned exponents includes North Indian bansuri guru Hariprasad Chaurasia, an artist revered by fellow flautists around the world.

Representing a different strand from among Asia’s rich traditions is the Chinese virtuoso Guo Yue, while a powerhouse pan-Celtic team comprises Scotland’s Iain MacDonald, Brittany’s Jean-Michel Veillon and Manchester/Irish maestro Michael McGoldrick.

Ballads of the Book
Tue 30 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Ballads of the Book is an album of collaborations between Scotland’s top writers, poets and musicians.

Songs & Music of Scotland:
Dundee and Angus, Hosted by Doris Rougvie
Tue 30 January, 8:00pm
£8.50
Universal

Tommy O’Sullivan with Chris Stout and Catriona McKay
Tue 30 January, 8:00pm
£12
The National Piping Centre

Troy MacGillivray with Canterach
Tue 30 January, 8:00pm
£12.50
St Andrew’s in the Square

Wine, Women and Song with Gretchen Peters, Matraca Berg and Suzy Bogguss with guest Dean Owens
Tue 30 January, 8:00pm
£15
ABC

Tonight’s Wine, Women and Song concert brings together three great singer-songwriters for an intimate evening of song, conversation and laughter. The concert, alongside another date in Sheffield, is one of two special shows which are to serve as previews for the full Wine, Women and Song tour, due to take place later in 2007.

L’Occidentale de Fanfare with The Stairwell Sisters
Tue 30 January, 10:00pm
£15
Old Fruitmarket

Celtic Connections Festival Club hosted by Gibb Todd
Tue 30 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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