British acts Trembling Bells and Emily Portman will be performing Friday, January 21st at Òran Mór. With their first two albums, 2009’s Carbeth and 2010’s Abandoned Love, Glasgow four-piece Trembling Bells have raced up the rankings to join the hottest acts of the moment, and are a confirmed favorite of Nick Drake’s producer, Joe Boyd. Drawing on influences from early classical music to avant-garde jazz, via traditional folk, classic country and glam rock, these compelling urban troubadours match modern-day myth and mysticism with lurking wit and mischief.
The young English singer and concertina player Emily Portman describes her songs as “new stories with old bones, old stories with new skins”, reflecting her adventurous and contemporary engagement with traditional sources, as highlighted on her rave-reviewed 2010 solo debut, The Glamoury.
Trembling Bells recordings available:
Emily Portman recordings available:
Friday, January 21st at 7:30pm
£12.50 – over 14s only, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
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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