I am looking forward to Celtic
Celtic Connections includes well
known musicians from traditional and roots music,world, indie, jazz, folk, soul
and Americana. I always particularly enjoy the unique and often fun collaborations.
the festival will host concerts at the new Glasgow Hydro venue and will
showcase some of the cream of Scottish musical talents. Highlights
include 80s Scottish band Del Amitri and
respected rock band Mogwai along
with RM Hubbert.
Also an International Burns Night at the Hydro
that includes - world musicians The Mahotella Queens, Alkinoos
Ioannidis, Raghu Dixit, Neil Finn of Crowded House alongside Scottish talent with Karine Polwart, Salsa
Celtica, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Capercaillie, Rachel Sermanni and
Fruitmarket during Celtic hosts fun ceilidh nights with bands such as the Treacherous Orchestra and
Irish singer Imelda May.
also wonderful small venue gigs worth checking out that include some of the
stalwarts of the Scottish music scene including - Rab Noakes, Dick Gaughan. Plus
the beautiful singing voices of Julie
Fowlis, Eddi Reader, Mary Chapin Carpenter,
Also a 30th
Anniversary concert for Capercaillie one
foremost Celtic bands. The band were among the first to connect Scotland’s
Gaelic traditions to the pop and world music scene, with all the “boldness,
sensitivity and deep-dyed musicianship” such cross-fertilisations demand. Their
new album, At the Heart Of It All,
circles back towards Capercaillie’s founding Gaelic wellspring, centring on Karen Matheson’s sublime vocals,
arranged with consummately elegant restraint.
Among the artists appearing - Del Amitri, Imelda May, Capercaillie, Bobby
Womack, Mahotella Queens, Salsa Celtica, Amadou & Miriam, Lúnasa, AR Rahman
& Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Mogwai, Peatbog Faeries, Julie Fowlis,
Elephant Revival, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Manu Dibango, Treacherous Orchestra,
Shawn Colvin, Nicola Benedetti, Stockton's Wing, The Gloaming, Lau, Suzanne
Vega, Seth Lakeman, RANT, Boban Marković Orchestra, Alkinoos Ioannidis, The
Olllam, Bill Callahan, De Temps Antan, RM Hubbert, Lloyd Cole & the
Leopards, Kathleen MacInnes, Tim Finn, Dick Gaughan and The Stray Birds.
2014 will see Celtic
Connections celebrates its 21st year. Over 2000 musicians from every
corner of the globe will come to Glasgow
between 16th January and 2nd February 2014.
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festival, and the venues involved. Please respect my copyright. Photos at Celtic Connections since 2008. http://pkimage.co.uk/celticconnections
Next summer Glasgow will host the
Commonwealth Games. Celtic Connections has become the biggest celebration of
the tunes and songs that connect Scotland’s musical legacy to the
rest of the world.
Fri 24 Jan 2014, 07.30 PM
Tue 28 Jan 2014, 07.30 PM