After starring in the Transatlantic Sessions and duetting with wee brother Tim at Celtic Connections 2010, Mollie O’Brien makes a welcome return on Sunday, January 16th at Celtic Connections 2011 with her guitarist husband Rich Moore, showcasing their first duo album Saints and Sinners.
Featuring lesser-known, magically reworked folk, gospel, blues and pop material, by writers including Tom Waits, Jesse Winchester, Richard Thompson and George Harrison, plus two rare Mollie originals, it was hailed by Driftwood magazine as “a landmark recording of Americana music.”
Fingerstyle guitar prodigy (and Danny Kyle Open Stage winner) Ben Powell cites such greats as Martin Simpson and Pierre Bensusan as key influences behind his hypnotic original compositions.
Mollie O’Brien recordings available:
- In North America: Saints & Sinners, Things I Gave Away, Things I Gave Away
- In Europe: Saints & Sinners, Things I Gave Away, Things I Gave Away
Sunday, January 16th at 8pm
Celtic Connections tickets are available at:
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow, G1 1NQ
Author: World Music Central News Department
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