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Author's details

Name: Mike Ritchie
Date registered: April 2, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Sharon Shannon Band and Special Guests, Celtic Connections, The Old Fruitmarket, February 3, 2017. — February 10, 2017
  2. Gary Innes, Celtic Connections, Drygate, February 2, 2017. — February 10, 2017
  3. Robyn Stapleton, Songs of Robert Burns, St Andrews in the Square, January 25, 2017. — February 10, 2017
  4. Phil Cunningham, Celtic Connections, Highlands and Island Suite 20th Anniversary, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall January 22, 2017. — February 10, 2017
  5. Inverary and District Pipe Band with Bagad Kemper, Celtic Connections, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, January 28, 2017. — February 9, 2017

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Feb 29


On the wall stage left, there hung a wooden, tribal-type facemask next to a fire extinguisher. Used together, I’m certain, they would have had no effect whatsoever trying to contain or quell this spirited and blazingly inspirational gig by Dan Stuart who was, once again on Glasgow soil, in cracking form. He was brilliant: edgy, funny, …

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Feb 01

Gretchen Peters, Celtic Connections, The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow, January 31, 2016

  While her first two albums were released to varying shades of indifference, according to Gretchen Peters, the Grammy nominee has gathered such a loyal and sizeable following in these parts that this was her second consecutive gig at Celtic Connections. And it was a spirited set throughout with songs spanning the 20 years since …

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Jan 30

BLUE ROSE CODE, Celtic Connections, The Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow 29/1/16.

    Blue Rose Code have cracked it ­– though long-term followers of man-behind-the-music, Ross Wilson, could have shared this news ages ago, and not just in the aftermath of this truly superb Celtic Connections’ headlining performance. There is an enthralling and charming dignity behind his songs, older ones and those fresh out of the …

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Jan 26

KIMMIE RHODES, Celtic Connections, Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow, January 25, 2016.

  If there is a law against songwriting whilst driving in the State of Texas, then we were in the company at this gig of someone who has broken it, confessing all the while she had run off the road a couple of times as she engaged in this creative, if somewhat dangerous practice. But …

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Jan 21


  Via a gravel road or ghost highway, Lucinda Williams has trekked many a mile in life and music – and the triple Grammy Award winner’s decision to take the off ramp for this Celtic Connections’ night in Glasgow was right up her fans’ street, so to speak. It was a brilliant, rockin’ gig with …

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