Celtic Connections 2007 Presents Swedish, Breton and Scottish Acts and Pipe Band Extravaganza on Saturday January 27th

Glasgow, Scotland – The Classic Albums strand continues at today’s Celtic Connections 2007 festival, with a live performance of an album that many critics agree is destined to be seminal. A Swedish flavor is introduced to today’s line-up and the festival plays host to an annual pipe-band extravaganza. The Celtic Connections Workshop program also returns today.

Celtic Connections takes place in 12 venues all over Glasgow. The focal point of the festival is The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, where performances take place in every available space, from workshops in the foyers to performances by world-class artists in the Main Auditorium. The City Halls and Old Fruitmarket, ABC, The Tron, The Piping Centre and Glasgow’s newest live venue The Classic Grand will all play host to Celtic Connections events this year over a period of nineteen days in January and February.


Annual Piping Concert
Sat 27 January, 12:30am
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Swedish Young Tradition
Sat 27 January, 1:00pm
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

North Ayrshire Schools Senior Fiddle Group
The World Wide Orchestra

Celtic Connections’ Young Tradition strand is designed to showcase the wealth of young talent emerging on the folk scene, celebrating the bright future for traditional music in Scotland today. In an exciting international expansion of the Young Tradition series at Celtic Connections, the festival brings a joint performance by the North Ayrshire Schools Senior Fiddle Group and the World Wide
Orchestra, from western Sweden.

The two teenage ensembles first met in July 2006, teaming up to appear at Sweden’s Uddevalla Folk Festival in an ambitious folk/world fusion project, spanning Scottish and Swedish traditions via Haiti and the Balkans.

Both groups will perform individual sets, before crowding onstage all together to revisit last summer’s shenanigans, with a mix of favorites from that show and freshly-rehearsed material.

Lisa Knapp and Maeve MacKinnon
Sat 27 January, 2:00pm
The National Piping Centre

Danny Kyle’s Open Stage hosted by Gibb Todd
Sat 27 January, 5:00pm
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

BBC Radio Scotland’s Take the Floor live from Celtic Connections
Sat 27 January, 7:00pm
Free but ticketed
Studio One BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Julie Fowlis, The Stairwell Sisters and

Sat 27 January, 7:30pm
City Halls, Grand Hall

Chumbawamba (acoustic) with Elin Fflur
Sat 27 January, 8:00pm
The Garage

Lau with Angus Lyon and Ruaridh Campbell
Sat 27 January, 8:00pm
The Classic Grand

Malinky with Ranarim and Lauren MacColl
Sat 27 January, 8:00pm
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

Bringing together an array of today’s brightest folk talents, this sparkling triple bill celebrates the many musical links between Scotland and Sweden.

Mandolin Night with

Dagger Gordon and Kevin Macleod
Sat 27 January, 8:00pm
The National Piping Centre

The mandolin has grown increasingly popular in Celtic music over the years, and tonight the festival presents Scotland’s leading exponents – Dagger Gordon, Kevin Macleod and Shooglenifty star Luke Plumb.

Soig Siberil & Nolwenn Korbell with Lori Watson 3
Sat 27 January, 8:00pm
The Tron Theatre

Salsa Celtica with Fred Morrison Band

Sat 27 January, 10:00pm
Old Fruitmarket

Celtic Connections Ceilidh with The Scott Harvey Ceilidh Band
Sat 27 January, 10:30pm
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

Celtic Connections Festival Club hosted by Gibb Todd
Sat 20 January, 10:30pm
Holiday Inn – City West

Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office:

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

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