Kepa Junkera and Friends to Perform at Celtic Connections 2011

Kepa Junkera
Basque accordionist Kepa Junkera and Friends will be performing Thursday, January 20th at 7:30pm at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium.

Ever since Kepa Junkera’s revelatory UK debut at Celtic Connections 1999, he’s had a bit of a mutual love-affair with Glasgow, even once the rest of the world caught on to his intrepid, inspirational virtuosity.

Simultaneously with revitalizing the rich heritage of the trikitixa – the Basque diatonic accordion – among other native traditions, Junkera is a tirelessly globe-trotting, genre-blind collaborator, whose string of acclaimed albums has seen him working with literally hundreds of international artists.

Above all, though, he’s an electrifying, unforgettable live performer, and Celtic connections will welcome him back, together with his full band and several extra special guests, including the young female choir Leioa Kantika Korala, as featured on his newest recording project Beti Bizi.

Recordings available:

Thursday, January 20th at 7:30pm
£20, £18
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

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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