Wednesday Line-Up – Celtic Connections On Campus
Written by celtic music radio on January 24, 2024
Celtic Connections on Campus is live every day this week on Celtic Music Radio.
Back for its eighth year it is hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in association with Celtic Music Radio and TRADtv.
The third of five free lunchtime concerts takes place today in the Re-union bar and grill in the GCU Students’ Association building.
Today’s line-up is:
ELEANOR DUNSDON & GREGOR BLACK
Eleanor and Gregor are a Glasgow-based harp and percussion duo, who met during their postgraduate studies in Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2022. Blending their respective sounds of Scottish clarsach and Irish bodhrán, along with contemporary percussion and vocals, they form a creative new duo. Gregor draws on his background in classical and traditional music to bring interesting and innovative ideas to his playing. Eleanor currently performs with award-winning Irish alt-folk band, Ranagri, who in 2023 toured across Germany, Spain and the UK. In 2024 they are looking forward to appearing at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and Southport’s Love Folk Festival.
Daniel is a talented musician, highly focused, very creative and adept as a performer of multiple instruments -fiddle, piano and guitar. His initiative, maturity, organisation and independence are evident in his winning the scholarship and attending the Valley of the Moon Music School in California in 2019. He was also successful in his application for support from the student development fund to travel to Cape Breton and California to study with a musician whose work has inspired him- Troy MacGillivray. Daniel is also a very fine composer and his contributions to two projects in particular during his studies have been highly praised by external industry professionals.
THE SÒLÁS COLLECTIVE
The Sòlás Collective is a duo-based project, which harbours a unique and fresh sound in the Traditional Music Scene – combining Sarah Hanniffy on viola and Fionnlagh Mac A’ Phiocair on voice and small pipes. This innovative fusion inspires new life into old tradition – music which has been handed down both their respective Irish and Hebridean Gàidhlig cultures – to create a euphonic, hypnotic sound which washes over audiences.
Singer/songwriter from Peterhead who has performed solo and with various bands in pubs/clubs across the UK, including in venues such as King Tut’s (Glasgow with Medusa’s Curse) and The Lemon tree (Aberdeen). Also, played at Festivals such as The Wizard Festival (Aberdeenshire) and NorthHop (Aberdeen). Performed with Medusa’s Curse (female pop punk band) who appeared on BBC 3 Upstaged in 2008 presented by Scott Mills. Previously she made a guest appearance on trumpet with Rocketfox. Also, in the past she has been lucky enough to support artists such as James Grant, Midge Ure, Frank Turner, Rose Kemp and Astrid Williamson, Julie Matthews, and many more.
• CELTIC CONNECTIONS ON CAMPUS – 12.30 – 2 pm – LIVE – Wednesday, January 24, 2024.