Songs of Conscience and The McDades at Celtic Connections 2007 on Tuesday, January 23rd

The McDades
The McDades
Glasgow, Scotland – The first of the Songs of Conscience concerts takes place today at the festival, alongside a Canadian folk/jazz/world music band making their Scottish debut, and the third best Scottish band ever (according to a reader poll in The List magazine in 2005) playing the ABC.


Celtic Connections School Concert
The McDades
Tue 23 January, 11:00am
Free but Ticketed
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

In the first of two concerts The McDades will give today as part of the festival, this morning gig is part of the Celtic Connections Education Programme, with the audience consisting entirely of school children.

Iain Anderson In Conversation with Margaret Bennett
Tue 23 January, 12:30am
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Scottish singer, writer, lecturer, story-teller and broadcaster Margaret Bennett joins Iain Anderson for a lunchtime blether, as Celtic Connections series of lunchtime talks continues.

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage hosted by Gibb Todd
Tue 23 January, 5:00pm
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Exhibition Hall

Songs of Conscience with Tom Paxton and Roy Bailey
Tue 23 January, 7:30pm
£18, £16
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Building on the success of previous vocal extravaganzas like Gaelic Women and Scottish Men, the two Songs of Conscience concerts at this year’s Celtic Connections both feature an international cast of top vocal talent, united by their commitment to songs that engage with political, moral, social and spiritual issues.

The shows are also intended to honor Glasgow’s illustrious place in the joint history of folk music and political activism, presenting the types of songs and singers once heard in the bars of the Broomielaw on the city’s most prestigious stage.

This is the first of the two Songs of Conscience concerts. From the US, tonight’s program features Tom Paxton, an enduring icon from the 1960s Greenwich Village scene, who celebrates his 70th birthday this year.

Anna Wendy Stevenson with Force 10
Tue 23 January, 8:00pm
The Tron Theatre

BBC Four – Live at the Festival
Tue 23 January, 8:00pm
Free but ticketed
Old Fruitmarket

Angus Lyon with Alan Kelly and Ruaridh Campbell with Douglas Lawrence
Tue 23 January, 8:00pm
The National Piping Centre

Idlewild with De Rosa
Tue 23 January, 8:00pm

Oliver Schroer: Camino with Espido
Tue 23 January, 8:00pm
St Andrew’s in the Square

Oliver Schroer

Songs & Music of Scotland:
Wester Ross & Lochaber, Hosted by Ishbel MacAskill
Tue 23 January, 8:00pm

The McDades with the Tim Edey Trio
Tue 23 January, 8:00pm
Strathclyde Suite

Celtic Connections Festival Club hosted by Gibb Todd
Tue 23 January, 10:30pm
Holiday Inn – City West

Our late night club ensures there is even more music to enjoy after all the gigs are over.

Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office:

In person at: The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3NY
Online at:
By phone on: 0141 353 8000

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