Celtic Connections 2013

Celtic Connections 2013

Otis Gibbs and John Fullbright

Otis Gibbs and John Fullbright
Celtic ConnectionsGlasgow Art ClubSaturday 2nd February A laid-back night to end our connection with this year’s Celtic Connections festival found us in the slightly faded grandeur of the Glasgow arts Club, a townhouse with a fine performance space that for latecomers was standing room only for a fine show from two very different yet riveting performers.Oklahoman John Fullbright was pretty much an unknown quantity for many of the audience however by the end of his…
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The Old Crow Medicine Show

The Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow Medicine Show Celtic Connections Glasgow Barrowlands Friday 1st February Old Crow Medicine Show pretty much barnstormed Glasgow’s Barrowlands at their Celtic Connection appearance on Friday night. With the place pretty much crowded out the six piece country and bluegrass/old time favourites, acoustic instruments, no drummer, triumphed with a visceral and rocking experience that fired up the crowd, and played up the band’s very own Celtic connections. While the multi talented band members all…
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Petunia & the Vipers | Woody Pines

Petunia & the Vipers
Petunia & the Vipers/ Woody Pines Celtic Connections Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 19/1/2013 I last saw Woody Pines play in a small back room of a bar with around 30 folk there for company. So when he and the band took to the stage at the cavernous Old Fruitmarket they seemed (to me anyway) somewhat dwarfed by their surroundings. This sense was soon dispelled as Woody’s song introductions drew the audience regaling them with tales of…
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The Two Man Gentleman Band | The Kilcawley Family

The Two Man Gentleman Band | The Kilcawley Family
The Two Man Gentleman Band / The Kilcawley Family Celtic Connections The Piping Centre Saturday 26th January It was a bit of a light relief to attend this show and to be thoroughly entertained (and at times laugh out loud) by the very dapper two piece Two Man Gentleman Band who are, interestingly enough, a two man band. The two members, Andy Bean (guitar and American four string banjo) and The Councilman (double bass, kazoo)…
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Cowboy Junkies | John Murry

Cowboy Junkies | John Murry
Cowboy Junkies / John Murry Celtic Connections Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow 23rd January 2013 Celtic Connections uses a variety of venues spread over Glasgow and the prospect of a show in this venerable Victorian pile was tantalising. Unfortunately, the reality was that as a venue for live rock music it failed dismally. The seating arrangement for anyone in the back half of the hall meant that the view was of some upper torsos…
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