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 splendid Spector-esque layers of brass, strings and analogue synths. “Easton’s maturing sound is intoxicating… essential indie pop” (Louder Than War)

With his compelling folk/soul songcraft and huskily resonant voice, singersongwriter Mark McGowan simultaneously evokes Stax-era Memphis, 1960s Greenwich Village and his own Glasgow home, where his profile is rapidly in the ascendant. “A phenomenal

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