Sunday, January 25, 2009

Celtic Connections 2009: images

A zillion different musical ideas flying about the city -- that's Glasgow during Celtic Connection, which continues through the first of February. Musicians from Senegal to Norway, from Shetland to the Borders, from West Virginia to Cape Breton to Donegal, gather for what is one of Europe's, if not the world's, premiere winter music fetivals. It's a festival which allows room for the singer songwriter and the big band, the songs of Robert Burns and the songs of Billy Edd Wheeler -- which may not be so different when you come to think about it. If you're not there in person, you may listen over the radio and internet, and in the UK and Ireland, see television programs about the festival. To find out more about that, and about tickets and schedules, visit the Celtic Connections website. Here's a bit of the atmosphere though images:

Musicians shown here include Margaret MacLeod, Kathy Mattea, Sarah-Jane Summers, Julie Fowlis, Salsa Celtica, Charlie McKerron, Emily Smith, Jamie MacClennan, and Corrina Hewat.

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