Wednesday 1 Feb Jan live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
Live from The Buchanan Suite 11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5 February 2017
From 11am – 5pm Local and international artists with music / interviews / chat
From 5-7 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage – any enquires re DKOS email Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org
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9am Hermitage Green Appearing at Celtic Connections on 1 Feb supporting Damien Dempsey O2 ABC2
Barry Murphy / Dan Murphy / Darragh Graham, Darragh Griffin, Dermot Sheedy
Hermitage Green came together as a band in 2010 as a result of a spontaneous jam session between friends, but 2015 became their biggest year yet. Signing to Sony Music Ireland, playing sold out shows around the country and the UK, and releasing two singles ‘Jenny’ and ‘Quicksand’ , they then headed into The Mill Recording Studios to start work on their debut studio album. They have built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe gigging from South Africa, Australia, New York, Canada, Dubai, France and London and back home in Ireland. Taking the tradition and making their own stamp on it and bringing it to an even wider audience and swelling fan base.
11am Eliza Carthy – Appearing with The Wayward Band and The Eskies at Celtic Connections Thurs 3 Feb 2017
Born into a formidable musical dynasty, Eliza grew up steeped in the folk traditions of England has taken her music and crossed the boundaries genre, style and sound making her very own stamp on the music scene. Her decade living in Edinburgh afforded her the opportunity to absorb the melting pot of Scotland, England and Ireland’s music which stunning. Along the way brought music to you in her own band and collaborations from Nancy Kerr, Billy Bragg, The Imagined Village, Paul Weller & Jools Holland to name but a few. With 10 solo albums, 3 with Nancy Kerr, 13 with her family the Watersons – Carthy as well as may guesting she has certainly got her music out there
12pm Ross Ainslie – Piper – Tunesmith – Musician
Gigging at Celtic Connections from Made in Perthshire , to the Festival Club and of course The Treacherous Orchestra
Ross plays the pipes, whistles and cittern, is a tutor, gigs from solo to The Trecherous Orchestra/ Salsa Celtic / Jarlath Henderson / India Alba as well as notable musicians of Jarlath Henderson , Charlie Mckerron and Dougie Mclean to name a few. Ross began his piping careen under the tutelage and mentor ship of the renowned Gordon Duncan in the Perth and District Pipe Band coming through the strict disciples of the piping tradition laying the groundwork, to take it to his own individual and breath-taking style. From solo to duo and many recording collaborations in between, his solo album ‘Remembering’, have taken his music all over the world.
1pm Rachel Walker Gaelic Singer and Songwriter Appearing with her show ‘Seudan’ at Celtic Connections on 2 Feb in The Tron
Rachel moved from England to Scotland in Wester Ross when she was 8 where she learned Gaelic song and traditional music, going onto The Royal Academy of Music and Drama ( Now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) taking her on to a career in music. Gigging throughout Scotland and has supported acts such as Runrig. Also making a name for herself in record production, as well as a lecturer in music at the West Highland UHI and in song at Plockton. She has 3 albums under her belt – in English ‘ Braighe Loch Iall ‘,”Fon Reul – Sholus” , ‘Air Chall : Lost’. She brings to Celtic Connections her 2015 work Seudan (Jewles) ‘weaving together, music, song, poetry, narration and dance’ to dramitise the history and mythology of the Brooch of Loren.
2pm Babbity Session Band with Gordon Hotchkiss
The renowned Babbity Session band with another member Gordon Hotchkiss will be in to entertain you with some of the repertoire that you can in in Babbity Bowser’s when they get together for a ‘wee tune’.
3pm Ella Munro Appearing at Celtic Connections 5 Feb at The City Halls
Ella Munro is a singer songwriter from the Isle of Skye, a graduate from Plockton as studying scots song at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with tutors such as Fiona Hunter and Rod Paterson.
Gigging around folk clubs often gigging with Aidan Moodie & Sam Mabbett . This year she is a finalist the Young Tradition Musician of The Year 2017 (Hands up for Trad)– 5 February in the City Halls along with Charlie Stewart / Dougie McCance / Grant McFarlane / Iona Fyfe / Kim Carnie – and on the Young Trad Tour with most of the musicians later in 2017. In 2017 Ella will be undertaking 2 tours around Scotland in April and July.
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