Celtic Connections 2011 to present BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra featuring The Alison Brown Quartet, Michael Marra and Frankie Gavin & De Dannan

Frankie Gavin
This January 15th concert is a classic Celtic Connections bill, featuring a contrasting trio of top roots acts from Scotland, Ireland and the United States – but with one major difference. “House band” for all three will be the massed symphonic might of the City Halls’ resident ensemble, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Fiddle legend Frankie Gavin, who launched his new De Dannan line-up in 2009, featuring four of Ireland’s brightest young traditional stars, already has impressive form with orchestras in the band’s previous incarnation.

The multicolored sonic tapestries woven by banjo doyenne Alison Brown, with her virtuoso bass/piano/drums line-up, likewise offer fertile scope for orchestral arrangements, which will also lend extra resonance and atmosphere to Dundee bard Michael Marra’s grittily bittersweet balladry.

Sat 15 January, 7:30pm
£18.50
City Halls, Grand Hall

Frankie Gavin recordings available:

Alison Brown recordings available:

Celtic Connections tickets are available at:

Online www.celticconnections.com
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs
Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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