Celtic Connections 2014

Celtic Connections 2014

Roaming Roots Revue | Royal Concert Hall

Roaming Roots Revue | Royal Concert Hall
Celtic Connections Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow 19th January 2014 Every year folk look at the Celtic Connections programme and scratching their heads ask "where's the Celtic Connection here?" And so it was with this multi talented revue curated and hosted by local lad, Roddy Hart (with his band The Lonesome Fire).
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Elephant Revival | The Old Fruitmarket

Elephant Revival | The Old Fruitmarket
Celtic Connections The Old Fruitmarket. Glasgow 24th January 2014 Such is the pulling power of Celtic Connections that Elephant Revival, newcomers to these shores and not a band whose name is on everyone's lips (although that shouldn't take too long judging from this performance) managed to get a capacity crowd at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
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The Stray Birds | The Mae Trio

The Stray Birds
Celtic Connections St. Andrews In The Square, Glasgow 25th January 2014 Saturday night saw this fine 18th century church host yet another UK debut, this time the Pennsylvanian trio The Stray Birds. Riding high on the plaudits and awards accorded their album (top ten folk release for NPR, 9/10 review in Americana UK) hopes were certainly high for the show and it's fair to say they were exceeded by a tremendous performance that was homely…
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The Mountain Firework Company | Imelda May

The Mountain Firework Company
Celtic Connections The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 30th January 2014 The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow can have a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde character. For the more sedate artist appearances its set out cabaret style with tables and the bar stops serving during the sets. Perfect to hear the crystal clear notes of and subtle nuances of rarefied acoustic acts. For amped up rabble rousers (such as tonight's headliner, Imelda May) the tables are cleared,…
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Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan
Celtic Connections O2 ABC, Glasgow 1st February 2014 Bizarrely, a young woman decided to kneel for the best part of the final hour of this sold out gig next to me: not sure if this was a Callahan cult thing or not – and she certainly didn’t seem at all other-worldly as she stood to applaud generously at the end of what was an intriguing show.
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Jace Everett

The Mountain Firework Company
Celtic Connections Oran Mor, Glasgow 2nd February 2014 Jace Everett might be best known for wanting to do bad things to you but tonight all he was guilty of was sending some shivers done the spine and on occasion tickling the ribs with his humorous and engaging on stage banter. A stripped down show saw him accompanied by his regular guitar slinger, Dan Cohen on a white Stratocaster (from which he wrangled some wondrous sounds)…
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