‘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 Labhrás Ó Murchú, director-general of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, recently observed – “Our cultural identity was central to the aspirations and motivation of 1916”, as embodied by the presence of several poets among the rebels, and the simultaneous artistic ferment, encompassing song, literature, theatre and journalism, which fuelled the nationalist cause.

Irish culture has increasingly flourished over the ensuing century, more than half of which has seen your legendary hosts for this evening, The Chieftains, at the forefront of this worldwide success. Among their array of very special guests are former Dubliners fiddler John Sheahan and top contemporary balladeer Declan O’Rourke, as well as the legendary Kris Kristofferson.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of the International Culture Programme to celebrate Ireland 2016.

Tickets: £27-£30
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Venue Information:

Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult

This venue has seating only.

This venue has wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities.

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