Celtic Connections 2015 – festival highlights last few days
Festival highlights from the final few days
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, John Spillane, Pauline Scanlon and Éilís Kennedy, together with top-drawer instrumentalists Ed Boyd, John McSherry and Dónal O’Connor.
Alistair Hulett Tribute: After four consecutive sellouts at Celtic Connections, this musical tribute to the late singer-songwriter and activist Alistair Hulett features Del Amitri’s Justin Currie, Paul Simmonds, Naomi Bedford, James Fagan and Nancy Kerr.
1st February – St Andrews in the Square
François & the Atlas Mountains
The band create a lush, dreamy, multilingual melange of romantic indie-pop, French chanson and Afro-funk.
Horse: one of Scotland’s all-time great vocalists, known for her sophisticated songcraft, Horse McDonald presents the première of her latest ambitious project, resurrecting the words of lost or neglected Scottish women poets in newly-composed musical settings.
Danny Kyle Open Stage Finalists
This year’s finalists of Danny Kyle’s Open Stage take to the stage for a showcase concert celebrating this year’s competition.
Sunday 1 February.
This section: Celtic Connections 2015, Gig Guide
- Some Distant Day with Cheeky Besom Productions
- Cottiers – Bar, Restaurant, Theatre, Glasgow West End
- Electric Frog and Pressure Riverside Festival
- Electric Honey Records Showcase – OranMor
- Carnival of the Dark Arts
- Sid Griffin and Peter Case Doublet Bar
- Bone Idle Bros, Starry Skies and Slipper Elm The Britannica Panopticon
- West End Festival: The Luthiers’ Concert Websters Theatre
- André Krengel & Roland Krause, Websters Theatre
- West End Festival: Songbird: Ellyn Oliver Sings Eva Cassidy
- Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Cottiers
- Hayes Carll plus Travis Linnvale, Cottiers
- Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith, The Admiral Bar
- Jess Klein and Mike June, The Doublet Glasgow
- Choral Concert St Marys Episcopal Cathedral
- The Marbles and Friends Live
- Seven Song Club, Lynnie Carson , Rebecca Jordan and Bearpit Brothers
- The Carlton 3, Peat Stew at The Shandon Belles The Buttery
- Jen Fairgrieve at Tchai Ovna House of Tea
- Songs in the South: David Starr, Martha L Healy and Al Shields