Top Piping Talent at Celtic Connections 2012

Fred Morrison - Photo by John Slavin
One of the world’s leading pipers, Fred Morrison performs his unique bluegrass influenced album Outlands with a dream team line-up of his Trio, Ron Block (of Alison Krauss and Union Station fame) and Tim O’Brien.

The annual piping concert will welcome the phenomenal Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band to the Concert Hall stage. The Grade 1 band features world champion pipers from across the globe, with The Lothian & Borders Police Pipe Band opening the show.

Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson are fast earning a reputation as two of the greatest pipers of their generation. They premiere their new trios at the Piping Centre, a venue which will also play host to a series of gigs entitled Deadly Duos, featuring the Fraser Fifield Duo, John McSherry and Dónal O’Connar, Wingin’ It and Angus Lyon and Ruaridh Campbell, Anna Massie and Mairearad Green (in a double-bill with Finlay Wells and Sorren MacLean), as well as a special Gordon Duncan Memorial Piping Recital.

Celtic Connections 2012 runs from Thursday 19th January – Sunday 5th February and comprises 300 concerts, ceilidhs, talks, workshops, free events and late night sessions taking place over 18 days in 20 venues across Glasgow.

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