Celtic Connections 2019.

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January 17 – February 3, 2019

Celtic Connections is the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of celtic music.

2,100 artists, 300 events, 20 venues

Transatlantic Sessions Celtic Connections 2019 review and photography by Pauline Keightley

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The unique blend of Shetland fiddle and West Virginia song, dubro and Irish pipes is always a joy to hear at the Transatlantic Sessions. Warm fires appeared to chase away the winter chill at the Glasgow concert hall and this concert is always a major highlight at Celtic Connections – celebrating folk and roots music from […]

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2019, Music Reviews, Pat's Home Page Blog, Pauline Keightley

New Traditions: Talisk, Vishtèn and Xabier Diaz at Celtic Connections 2019

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Old Fruitmarket, Celtic Connections 2019 These three bands lit up the warm fires of live music! The audience at the wonderful Old Fruitmarket venue was treated to an international line up of award-winning Celtic musicians. They did a fine job interpreting the musical traditions of Galicia, the French Canadian Acadia islands and Scots Celtic. Xabier […]

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2019, Music Reviews, Pauline Keightley

Celtic Connections: Lizzie Reid at King Tut’s

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Lizzie Reid and her band at King Tut’s, Glasgow part of Celtic Connections 2 February, 2019 For a twenty-one year old, Lizzie Reid is mighty impressive. What a joyous gig at King Tut’s. Playing to a house full of adoring fans, Lizzie (vocals and guitar) and her band: James Harker (guitar), Chris Dickie (drums), Bobby […]

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Monday, February 4, 2019 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2019, Music Reviews

Celtic Connections Grace and Danger, Tribute to John Martyn photographs and review by Pauline Keightley

Grace and Danger concert for John Martyn

Grace and Danger Review A troubled soul looking for love… What a glorious concert to celebrate one of Scotland’s best loved singer songwriters, John Martyn. He was born in London, and after his parents divorced when he was five, he returned to live in Glasgow with his father and grandmother. . The tribute concert was […]

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Kathleen Macinnes at Celtic Connections photos and review by Pauline Keightley

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Kathleen MacInnes with amiina at Celtic Connections 2019 What an impressive concert. Kathleen is one of Scotland’s foremost Gaelic singers with her broad range and husky tones. To begin her concert she sang Gaelic songs, after which she was joined by the Icelandic group amiina; the band were the string section of Icelandic avant rock […]

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2019, Pauline Keightley

Celtic Connections: Carla J Easton and Mark McGowan, OranMor

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Wednesday 30 January, 2019, 7.30 p.m. OanMor Glasgow’s self-styled “Princess of DIY Pop”, Carla J. Easton, released her second solo album, Impossible Stuff, to rapturous acclaim in autumn 2018. Recorded with Arcade Fire/Leonard Cohen producer Howard Bilerman at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango studio (a somewhat grander DIY workshop than previously), it sets her dreamily melodic songs amid […]

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Friday, January 25, 2019 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2019, Gig Guide

Celtic Connections, Sync of the Times review and photographs, Pauline Keightley

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Opening Concert Celtic Connections 2019 Syne of the Times  The Celtic Connections opening night Sync of the Times was a rousing concert with over a hundred young musicians on stage in celebration of the passing of traditions between the generations. They enjoyed a memorable experience performing f Gaelic music alongside some of Scotland’s most celebrated […]

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Curtain Set to Rise on Celtic Connections 2019

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17 January – 3 February, 2019 The world-leading annual music festival Celtic Connections begins Thursday (17 January) with around 100 young musicians from across Scotland and Showcase Scotland partner-country Galicia taking to the stage of the Main Auditorium at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, alongside some of the most well-respected Scottish musicians to have emerged since […]

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Fiskur and Lizzie Reid, King Tuts

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Saturday Feb 2 2019, 8:30 PM King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut 272A St Vincent StreetGlasgow G2 5RL £11.00 – Buy tickets Ages 18+ Fiskur on Facebook  ‘We are getting ready to play a super cool full band show at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Feb 2nd! We don’t always do this so it will be a treat […]

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