Crooked Still, Lau and Move will be performing Saturday, January 22nd at 7:30pm at O2 ABC Glasgow. Both the Scottish-based super-trio Lau and Boston five-piece Crooked Still have been credited with redefining the parameters of folk music, from their respective origins in British trad and bluegrass.
Lau’s extraordinarily complex, viscerally thrilling sound has won them three successive Best Group titles at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, while Crooked Still’s 2010 masterpiece Some Strange Country earned a veritable torrent of critical superlatives. After sets from each band, they’ll team up for some new collaborative arrangements of each other’s material.
Opening the show in similarly spectacular fashion, Highland folk/funk outfit Wild Biscuit, top Scottish breakdance crew Random Aspekts, multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield, piper Colin Brown, drummer Neil Primrose (Travis) and the Mid Argyll Pipe Band present the live premiere of Move, fusing contemporary Celtic sounds with hip-hop culture.
Crooked Still recordings available:
- In North America: Some Strange Country, Still Crooked, Shaken By a Low Sound, Hop High
- In Europe: Some Strange Country, Still Crooked, Shaken By a Low Sound, Hop High
Lau recordings available:
- In North America: Live, Lightweights & Gentlemen, Arc Light
- In Europe: Live, Lightweights & Gentlemen, Arc Light
Sat 22 January, 7:30pm
£16 – over 14s only, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
O2 ABC Glasgow
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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