Celtic Connections 2016.

The Lions of Lisbon, The Tron, 28 and 29 January, 2017

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  The Lions of Lisbon 28 and 29 January, 2016 The Tron Celebrating 50 years since Celtic’s immortal victory that saw them become the first British team to win the European Cup.  Willy Maley and Ian Auld’s hit play The Lions of Lisbon is revived here as a rehearsed reading with music, directed by Martin […]

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Walls, Glasgow Screening, CCA, 22 September, 2016

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CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Join the UK’s leading social change film festival for the Scottish premiere of a portrait of division and common humanity. More than 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the appetite for erecting barriers between nations still remains: 41 walls currently divide communities, shutting out dialogue, feeding […]

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Blazin’ Fiddles at Celtic Connections 2016 review and photographs by Pauline Keightley

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Blazin Fiddles were on fire at their Celtic Connections Gig on 30th January, 2016 at O2 ABC. An accomplished fiddle band, they produce a rich, well honed and diverse sound. There was tight interplay between the musicians, interwoven tunes and flowing reels that gave rise to plenty of foot tapping and stomping. Blazin’ Fiddles are […]

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Friday, February 5, 2016 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2016, Pauline Keightley, What's On Glasgow West End

Celtic Connections 2016: John Grant support Rachel Sermanni – photos and review Pauline Keightley

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John Grant at Celtic Connections   American singer-songwriter John Grant was on fine form at Celtic Connections.  He is a larger than life bear of a man who commands the stage with his impressive bass voice. Well received by the fans, with calls of ‘John we love you!’ – he waved his arms in recognition. He performed […]

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Celtic Connections 2016: Lucinda Williams review and photographs by Pauline Keightley

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams rocked at Celtic Connections 2016! One sassy rock on lady!  While I had read good reviews of Lucinda Williams, I came to her late. Now aged sixty-two she’s been having more success as she’s got older. As we waited in the packed Glasgow concert hall an enthusiastic man appeared at the side of the […]

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Celtic Connections, Peatbog Faeries, 02 ABC 23 January, 2016

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Celtic Connections 2016 proudly presents: Peatbog Faeries plus Radio Cos Saturday 23 January, 2016 Doors 7 p.m. O2 ABC Glasgow Almost two decades after bursting onto the scene with their debut album Mellowosity, Skye’s Peatbog Faeries remain “one of the great Scottish festival bands” (Guardian). Staunch traditional roots, via their bagpipes/fiddle frontline, branch into myriad […]

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2016, Gig Guide, What's On Glasgow West End

Celtic Connections: Piaf! The Show, Theatre Royal 27 and 28 January, 2016

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Celtic Connections presentsPiaf! The Show Theatre Royal GlasgowWednesday 27 & Thursday 28 January 2016 ·  Celebrating The Centenary Of Iconic French Singer Edith Piaf For Two Nights At New Celtic Connections Venue: Glasgow’s Theatre Royal ·  Performed Across Three Continents To Rave Reviews, Piaf! The Story Has Its Uk Premiere This January 27 & 28 ·  A Unique Audiovisual […]

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Friday, January 22, 2016 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2016, Gig Guide, What's On Glasgow West End

Celtic Connections: Just for Gordon, Celebrating a National Treasure 24 January, 2016

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24 January 2016  7:30PM Glasgow Royal Concert HallMain Auditorium Tickets: £20-£23 Buy tickets online Or buy tickets from our box office on 0141 353 8000 January 2016 marks just over a decade since Gordon Duncan’s tragic passing, but his inspirational influence still reverberates throughout the Celtic world. Although his instrument was the bagpipes, together with […]

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Celtic Connections: Strathspey and Surreal, 23 January, 2016. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 1 p.m.

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23 January 2016  1:00PM For fans of the fiddle! TraditionalStrathspey and Surreal Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Tickets: £12Buy tickets online Or buy tickets from at the box office on 0141 353 8000 Prior to recent decades’ quantum expansion in traditional music education, Scotland’s strathspey and reel societies were often the only avenue available for young […]

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2016, Gig Guide, What's On Glasgow West End

Pilgrimer: A re-imagining of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Hejira’

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Pilgrimer: Re-imagining Joni MItchell’s Hejira  “touching souls and surely you touched mine…” This was a perfect evening of nostalgia for the many fans in the packed audience to hear Joni’s album Hejira – now set to new Scottish words by the author James Robertson.  Joni wrote this album while driving solo from Miami to LA  on […]

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The Wainwright Sisters and Ethan Johns, Celtic Connections, 25 January, 2016

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  The Wainwright Sisters and Ethan Johns 25 January 2016  7:30PM City Halls Celtic Connections Tickets: £17 Book Now  Or buy tickets from our box office on 0141 353 8000 It’s never too late to sing lullabies with family. Even though Loudon III’s daughters, Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche, were sung to sleep by […]

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Ireland 2016 – The Chieftains, Celtic Connections review Pauline Keightley

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Exhilarating!….the concert told the story of dark days of fighting leading to the joy of freedom!  The show began softly and poignantly with the fiddle of former Dubliner John Sheahan, the deep vocals of Declan O’Rourke and songs of heroes of the Easter Rising. We might easily have been fooled into thinking this was going […]

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Marry Waterson and David A. Jaycock and Alastair Ogilvy at The Hugh and Pint 21 January 2016

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Celtic Connections: Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock, Alistair Ogilvy – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow Thutsday 21st Jan  7:30 PM The Hug and Pint171 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9AW         Tickets Availablewww.thehugandpint.com

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Monday, January 18, 2016 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2016, Gig Guide, What's On Glasgow West End

Carrying the Stream, Celtic Connections – review and photography by Pauline Keightley

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Opening Concert Celtic Connections 2016 The opening concert for Celtic Connections 2016 celebrated the 50th anniversary of Scotland’s Traditional Music and Song Association. An early TMSA statement was outlined the organisation’s desire to champion Scotland’s authentic tradition-bearers against over-commercialism and dilution, to keep the thread of Scottish traditional music flowing and secure traditional song’s place […]

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‘Ireland 2016’ The Chieftains and Special Guests Celtic Connections Friday 15 January, 2016

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‘Ireland 2016’ – The Chieftains & Special Guests 15 January 2016  7:30PM Glasgow Royal Concert Hall As reflected by a year-long international programme of centenary events, Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, the bloodily heroic precursor to eventual independence, remains a seminally important episode in the country’s history. Together with the political struggle – as Irish Senator […]

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Errors 02 ABC Saturday 16 January, 2016

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Errors Celtic ConnectionsO2 ABC Glasgow Saturday 16 January, 2016 at 7 p.m. 300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JA £16Buy tickets online www.celticconnections.com

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