Ancient traditions meet 21st century technology at Celtic Connections 2011 in a pioneering line-up of Celtic and electronica collaborations, co-curated by Indo-Caledonian sound artist Sushil K Dade / Future Pilot AKA. Friday, January 28th at 9:30pm at Old Fruitmarket.
A packed program includes brand-new commissions by renowned Hollywood composer/electronica artist Craig Armstrong and PJ Moore (The Blue Nile). Also on the bill are new Chemikal Underground signings FOUND plus an appearance from their legendary Cybraphon installation – the band have been likened by The Word to “King Creosote holed up in a studio with Brian Eno”.
Then there’s Mike McGoldrick’s fusion trio Future Trad Collective, with fiddler Andy Dinan and guitarist Ian Fletcher; the groove based grandeur of Edinburgh’s Hidden Orchestra (formerly the Joe Acheson Quartet); Catriona McKay and Alistair MacDonald’s harp/live electronics duo Strange Rainbow; a new creation from Lau accordionist Martin Green; electronica fusion outfit from the Isle of Skye, Niteworks and an exclusive Celtic Connections collaboration between DJ Dolphin Boy and the Future Pilot Indian Pop Art Orkestra and also at the turntables slo-mo sonic legends The Pastels.
Mike McGoldrick recordings available:
- In North America: Wired, Aurora, Fused, At First Light
- In Europe: Wired, Aurora, Fused, At First Light, Morning Rory
FOUND Recordings available:
Hidden Orchestra recordings available:
Friday, January 28th at 9:30pm
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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