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Celtic Connections brought light and joy to Glasgow’s iconic venues
Glasgow came to life over the weekend with the welcome return of the winter the Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, Tramway, the Mackintosh Church, Old Fruitmarket, and St Luke’s.
Stand-out events included the renowned British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar performing her father Ravi Shankar’s iconic Concerto No.3 with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, foot-stomping gigs from festival favourites Mànran and Mec Lir and a sell out show with the energy of Talisk.
Scottish singer songwriter Kathryn Joseph was joined by the 20-strong Tinderbox Collective - an exciting cross-genre line-up of young musical talent with professional collaborators,
While the festival’s partnership with culminated in a stunning
Tramway show, headlined by young energetic Guinean artist N’famady Kouyaté.
- 4th February, Adam Holmes at Drygate and Sharon Shannon New Auditorium Concert hall.
- 5th February, Rura Theatre Royal, Old Blind Dogs at St Lukes.
- 6th February, Transatlantic Sessions, Royal Concert hall