Celtic Connections 2020.

celtic connections 2020

16 January – 2 February, 2020

www.celticconnections.com

From Thursday 16 January to Sunday 2 February, 2020 over 2,000 musicians will descend on Glasgow to take part in Celtic Connections – Scotland’s most important Winter Festival with wonderful concerts, world premieres and unique collaborations.

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GRIT Orchestra Celtic Connections 2020 photography and review Pauline Keightley

Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic Connections festival 2020. Grit Orchestra led by conductor Greg Lawson performed new compositions inspired by the Declaration of Arbroath and tracks from Martyn Bennets Grit album.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 16 January, 2020 A  triumphant opening concert with the excellent and exuberant GRIT orchestra! The concert hall buzzed in anticipation of this year’s festival at the opening concert. Some may think – isn’t January a low month – but not with GRIT Orchestra.  The Celtic fiddles danced along to the feet-tapping […]

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Filed under: Book and Event Reviews, Celtic Connections 2020

Wrest and Maz O’Connor, Celtic Connections review Fionnuala Boyle

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Day two of Celtic Connections 2020 came to a close on Friday 17 January in The Blue Arrow which provided the perfect atmosphere for a night of musical talent. With the low lighting, hanging lampshades and cosy seating areas bringing definite jazz club vibes, a hubbub of laughter and conversation filled the room as Edinburgh […]

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Luca Manning & Fergus McCreadie Celtic Connections

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The Blue Arrow Wednesday 22 January, 2020 – 8 p.m. Luca Manning is an award winning Jazz vocalist and songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland. He is inspired by a wide range of artists and musical styles, as well as being firmly rooted in the tradition of jazz. He turned to jazz music almost by accident, after […]

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Friday, January 17, 2020 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2020, Gig Guide plus Club Events

Celtic Connections & Fallen Angels Club: Danni Nicholls

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22 January, 2020, 7.30 p.m. The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG Buy Tickets With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible […]

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Isobel Campbell Isobel Campbell with Hannah Fisher & Sorren Maclean and Nina Violet Celtic Connections

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30 January, 2020 The Mackintosh Church, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7E Isobel Campbell Following recent guest appearances with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Isobel Campbell’s 2019 signing to fabled indie/roots imprint Cooking Vinyl – nine long years since her last recorded output, partly mired in contractual limbo – heralded the Belle and Sebastian alumna’s […]

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Celtic Connections: SHHE SHHE + GRISLY FAYE Hug and Pint

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Saturday 25 January, 2020 – 7.30 p.m. Buy tickets SHHE is the alter-ego of Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer Su Shaw. Her upcoming self-titled debut album tracks a period of intense personal change. The resulting record is a sparse, haunting and atmospheric journey of introspection and exploration of identity that demonstrates SHHE’s ability to capture movement, […]

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Rachael Dadd, The Glad Cafe Celtic Connections

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29 January, 2020 The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG Rachael Dadd lives half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for Rachael Dadd`s innovative song writing. With a string of releases in the UK, […]

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The Wandering Hearts and Zoe Graham, Celtic Connections

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Wednesday 23 January, 2020 – 7.30 p.m. OranMor Citing such diverse classic and contemporary influences as Fleetwood Mac, First Aid Kit, the Civil Wars, Tom Petty, Simon & Garfunkel and Cara Dillon, London quartet The Wandering Hearts have shot up the Americana rankings on both sides of the Pond, with 2018’s debut album Wild Silence showcasing their sophisticated songcraft, […]

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Dove Tales: Home Front Celtic Connections 2020

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29th January 2020 5.30pm A 50 minute mixed media performance evoking war and the losses of war. Poet/ performer Chrys Salt MBE reads from her collection Home Front/Front Line (Roncadora. 2013) and Mr Kalashnikov Regrets…( Hatterick’s House 2020) which  includes a dialogue in poetry and letters between Chrys and her son, then a paratrooper in […]

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Monday, January 13, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Celtic Connections 2020

Celtic Connections 2020 – Fionnuala Boyle

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Celtic Connections 2020 kicks off on 16th January and runs until 2nd February, 2020, bringing with it some of the best new and established Celtic talent from around the world. Taking place in venues across the city such as Drygate Brewery and Old Fruitmarket, the festival will play host to an eclectic mix of Celtic […]

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Americana City Halls, Celtic Connections 2020

Saturday, 18 January, 2020 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn with Julie Fowlis, Éamon Doorley, Zoë Conway & John Mc Intyre Frequent Celtic Connections visitors who also honeymooned in the Highlands, the made-in-heaven banjo union of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn surely count now as honorary Scots. Following their self-titled, Grammy-winning 2014 duo debut, 2017’s Echo in the Valley – just them […]

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Breabach @15 Celtic Connections 2020

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17 January, 2020 7.30 p.m. Seamus Egan Project – Royal Concert Hall Breabach’s Celtic Connections debut was their winning performance on 2005’s Danny Kyle Open Stage. Fifteen years on, they’re securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative folk acts, uniting deep roots in Highland and island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their […]

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Grit Orchestra Opening Concert Celtic Connections 2020

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16 January, 2020 The Declaration Five years on from its landmark debut concert at Celtic Connections, the trailblazing Grit Orchestra, an 80-piece ensemble of folk, jazz and classical musician originally founded to perform and celebrate the late Martyn Bennett’s music, breaks yet more new ground with its first performance of newly-composed works. Supported by the […]

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