Celtic Connections 2015

Celtic Connections 2015

Calexico | The Old Fruitmarket

Calexico
Celtic Connections The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 1st February 2015 A fine opportunity here for Celtic Connections to go out with a bang as Calexico hove into town dangling a brand new album in front of the punters. A packed Fruitmarket, standing tonight as opposed to the seating arrangements for last night's Lambchop show, was in fine fettle as the band launched into several songs from the new album while Joey Burns was in a talkative…
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House Of Song | Holiday Inn

House Of Song
Celtic Connections Holiday Inn, Glasgow 31st January 2015 Celtic Connections is vast, 300 concerts, free events, late night sessions and workshops, taking place in over 20 venues across Glasgow over 18 days. It's also a very broad church, home to traditional folk, world music, spoken word, ceilidhs and of course, Americana. Following the previous night's fine Lambchop concert your intrepid reporter was cajoled into going along to the unofficial late night HQ of the festival…
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Lambchop | The Old Fruitmarket

Kurt Wagner
Celtic Connections The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow 31st January 2015 The last weekend of Celtic Connections and there was a heavy air of anticipation as two Americana heavyweights were playing consecutive nights at The Old Fruitmarket. First up on the Saturday were Lambchop, currently playing their 2000 album Nixon in its entirety around Europe, while Calexico were expected to unveil songs from their forthcoming album on the Sunday night.
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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West + Pharis & Jason Romero | Mitchell Theatre

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West + Pharis & Jason Romero | Mitchell Theatre
Celtic Connections Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow 30th January 2015 This was a night of unreserved roots music from the backwoods of Americana, high lonesome sounds and plaintive laments seasoned with a wry humour and delivered with a very fine display of musicianship. Wife and husband team, Pharis & Jason Romero indeed live in the backwoods; Horsefly, British Columbia, a name you really couldn't make up.
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Tweedy | Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Tweedy
Celtic Connections Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow 29th January 2015 The gentle father-and-son hug was a touching moment at the end of this stirring performance. It clearly showed that Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old drummer boy, Spencer loved each other, being on stage together and had put on one helluva show. Over two hours of Tweedy, Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songs sated an enthusiastic band of fans, huddled together in the front stalls enthralled by…
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Tiny Ruins + Blue Rose Code | Tron Theatre

Tiny Ruins + Blue Rose Code | Tron Theatre
Celtic Connections Tron Theatre, Glasgow 21st January 2015 2014 was a bumper year for Scottish artists who dabble in the Americana and roots field. My chief discovery was the music of Ross Wilson who goes under the alias of Blue Rose Code.
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The Lost Brothers + The Mountain Firework Company | Oran Mor

The Lost Brothers + The Mountain Firework Company | Oran Mor
Celtic Connections Oran Mor 16th January 2015 One of the problems with a winter festival is winter. The second day of Celtic Connections saw a snowfall in the late afternoon leading to the usual traffic chaos in Glasgow.
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