CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2020 launched!
16th Jan - 2nd Feb 2020
“That cross-cultural, interdisciplinary spirit is at the heart of Celtic Connections,”
18 days of live music across Glasgow to warm our winter days! The world’s premier celtic music festival 27thyear, begun in 1994! One-off musical collaborations, talks, workshops, film screenings, theatre productions, ceilidhs, exhibitions, free events, late-night sessions. Of traditional folk, roots, Americana, jazz, soul and world music. Celtic Connections brings together and celebrates special artistic collaborations. Many of the great innovations are brought about this way.
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**Opening concert the GRIT orchestra with new compositions - “it is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom".
Premiere for - 700th anniversary of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath: declaration of Scottish independence - by leading Scottish composers, commissioned for Celtic Connections and performed by the GRIT orchestra, legendary ensemble of folk, jazz and classical musicians and led by conductor Greg Lawson. Founded to continue the legacy of Martyn Bennett, who pioneered the fusion ofl folk with techno dance beats. Composers - Jazz-folk musicianFraser Fifield, cellist Rudi de Groote, Clarsach composer Catriona McKay, saxophonist Paul Towndrow, fiddlers Patsy Reid and Chris Stout.
Lawson said the new work would interpret concepts of freedom expressed in the declaration within a modern context. “To be really free we need to be equal, we need to be diverse, we need to be open, we need to care. You could say we are taking the declaration and turning it into an appeal: for tolerance, diversity, openness, respect. That's what freedom actually means."
CONCERTS - A Celebration of Women in Piping - Louise Mulcahy, Alana MacInnes, Síle Friel, Máire Ní Ghráda, Marion McCarthy, Enora Morice and Robyn Ada McKay.
Auld Lang Syne Burns celebration, with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, Jarlath Henderson, Shona Donaldson.
Transatlantic Sessionsfestival favourite’s all-star line-up. Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, Tennessee native Sierra Hull, multi-instrumentals Cahalen Morrison. Dervish lead vocalist Cathy Jordan and singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni.
**PLUS – Scottish music with Salsa Celtica, Braebach, Lau, Rura, Blazin fiddles, Mànran,Kinnaris, RANT, Hamish Napier, Sarah-Jane Summers.
Americana music - Iris De Ment, Sturgill Simpson, Anais Mitchell, The Lone Bellow, Frazey Ford, Della Mae, The Felice Brothers.
CELTIC CONNECTIONS ALSO INLCUDES - BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year , Showcase Scotland, The Danny Kyle stage, and its education program.
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TICKETS - https://www.celticconnections.com