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Celtic Connections 2015

Thursday 15th January until Sunday 1st February 2015.

Scotland’s premier winter music festival. An eclectic 18 day programme festival includingsome of the best-known musicians in traditional and roots music, world, indie, jazz, folk, soul and Americana. Over 2000 musicians from every corner of the globe will perform – seventeen venues across the city.

Van Morrison Celtic Connections 2015 review by Pauline Keightley

Morrison commanded the concert hall stage on the jazz and soul highway – a truly jazz inspired Celtic soul all the way from Belfast city! There was an atmosphere of eager anticipation in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall as the audience waited for one of our musical legends. Morrison grew up with his Dad’s record collection, the […]

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Celtic Connections announces Danny Kyle Open Stage Winners 2015

Every year at Celtic Connections the cream of new musical talent perform at the Danny Kyle Open Stage. A diverse panel of judges – from industry stalwarts to members of the general public – then have the unenviable task of picking just six winners from the numerous acts who took part. The winners of this […]

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The Punch Brothers, Celtic Connection 2015, review Pauline Keightley

The Punch Bothers are a hip, modern, suit-and-tie bluegrass band. Their emotive music with its great stories and melodies, foot-tapping banjo and mandolin was warmly applauded by the crowd at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.   The band, consisting of Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass), describe themselves as acoustic folk/progressive […]

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Celtic Connections 2015 – festival highlights last few days

Festival highlights from the final few days Celtic Connections Events Blazin’ Fiddles Strings Attached ‘The Next Generation’: a landmark Celtic Connections performance featuring the Highland fiddle supergroup performing with top singer-songwriters including Rachel Sermanni, Adam Holmes and Aoife O’Donovan. A Stor Mo Chroi Featuring the best in Irish talent including Karan Casey, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, […]

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Breabach at the Old Fruitmarket Celtic Connections 2015

Review and Photographs by Pauline Keightley Support Horomana Horo and The Alan Kelly Band Horomana Horo New Zealander Horomana Horo arrived in impressive full Maori gear to kick off the concent with his band Waoira. They played an entertaining set of Maori traditional songs a mix of traditional and modern and the bonus of classical […]

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An outstanding Opening Concert at Celtic Connections – Review by Pauline Keightley

An innovative, multi-talented orchestra put a smile on my face.  Martyn Bennett’s GRIT, his last celtic fusion album before his untimely death in 2003, was given its live premier with a colourful score by composer Greg Lawson – the concert was one of the best events I’ve ever attended at Celtic Connections. The concert marked the […]

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Indigo Cell, Danny Kyle Stage, Celtic Connections, 23 January, Royal Concert Hall

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Mànran Celtic Connections, The Arches, 31 January, 2015

Mànran Saturday 31 January, 7.30 p.m. Part of Celtic Connections – support tbc The Arches  (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult) £15 Buy tickets online From seeing in the New Year as house band on BBC ALBA Hogmanay, to a sellout show at Celtic Connections, a special performance at the London Olympics […]

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Orlando Julius & the Heliocentrics with Trinity Roots, The Arches, 24 January

Orlando Julius & the Heliocentrics with Trinity Roots Sat 24 Jan 2015 | 7.30pm-10pm | £15 + £1.50 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult) Buy tickets The legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter and saxophonist Orlando Julius has won renewed international recognition as a pivotal Afro-pop […]

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Celtic Connections 2015, Acts Announced

Opening Acts Announced There will be some amazing opening acts from around the world at Celtic Connections 2015. Southern A brother and sister duo from Belfast, will be supporting Hudson Taylor in Oran Mor on 31st January. Southern perform a mixture of blues, alternative rock, pop and hip hop. The band has been championed by […]

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