Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Celtic Connections: Seeing Music, continued

In January every year, Glasgow light up with performances and other events from Celtic Connections. Celtic Connections is one of winter’s largest -- and most interesting -- festivals. It is held across nearly three weeks beginning in mid January every year in Glasgow, with most venues near the city center. The heart of it is music -- there are more than three hundred official concerts during the festival -- and there are talks, workshops, walks, and other events.

Continuing to share what a bit of what Celtic Connections looked like this winter past

Breabach shared music from their recent album Frenzy of the Meeting, as well as a few favourites form their back catalogue A lively night at the Old Fruitmarket, with standing ovations callng the musicians back to the stage.

American singer songwriter Gretchen Peters had a solo gig at King's Theatre, and a few days later took part in Transatlantic Sessiosn, an always highly anticipated evening where musicians from both sides of the Atlantic share the stage. Among the songs Peters offered was her classic hit, Bus to Saint Cloud ,p.

Award winning bluegrass guitarist and singer Molly Tuttle also took in the Transatlan tic Sessions concert. As of this writing, she is just about to release her first album

Phil Cunningham is a mainstay of the house band at Transatlantic Sessiosn -- and you will oftne find him performing in other part s of the fetival, too.


Eli West and Olav Mjelva offered a lively and interesting conert at the new Auditorium of the Royal Concert Hall, in support of Siobhan Miller

You may also wish to see
Scotland’s music: More from Celtic Connections
Ireland's music: Cara Dillon : A Thousand hearts
Molly Tuttle: When You're Ready
Another view of the American West:Gretchen Peters

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