Celtic Connections 2016

Celtic Connections 2016

Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code
Blue Rose Code. Celtic Connections Mitchell Theatre Friday 29th January Yet another sold out show and tonight there's an almost palpable feeling from the audience urging Ross Wilson AKA Blue Rose Code to come up with the goods. Wilson has garnered a fiercely loyal support and for them tonight promises to be something special, the first opportunity to hear the forthcoming album, And Lo! The Bird Is On The Wing and as a bonus to…
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Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon Giddens @Celtic Connections. Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. 27th January 2016 It may be that an appearance on Jools Holland's New Year Hootenanny bumps up audience attendance at live shows but the astute Celtic Connections hordes were snapping up tickets for Rhiannon Giddens long before she appeared on out tellies. Indeed, expectations were high for this show, Giddens a favourite of the Glasgow crowds with a particular affinity for Scotland. Her tour de force delivery of…
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Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane

Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane
Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane @Celtic Connections. Glasgow art Club. 31st January 2016 It's the luck of the draw I suppose. On the last night of Celtic Connections with the drawing power of Robert Plant appearing just down the road, Canadian Gordie Tentrees was battling against the odds to pull people in. The fact that the venue was about half full was gratifying, Tentrees has been hard at work over the years building up his…
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Sturgill Simpson and Lera Lynn

Sturgill Simpson and Lera Lynn
Sturgill Simpson and Lera Lynn. Celtic Connections. Glasgow O2 ABC. Friday 15th January There was a welcome surprise for those attending what was billed as a solo show from Sturgill Simpson on this, the second night of Glasgow's Celtic Connections. Simpson, no stranger to Glasgow and perhaps aware of the cavernous nature of tonight's venue, elected to perform with a backing band and who better than his local chums, The Flying Mules. The Mules have…
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Kimmie Rhodes / Rod Picott

Kimmie Rhodes / Rod Picott
Kimmie Rhodes/Rod Picott | Celtic Connections Royal Concert Hall 25th January 2016 Sold out notices for this show which is heart warming given some of the other shows on elsewhere tonight. There are many threads to Celtic Connections; as one would expect there's Celtic music (be it from Scotland, elsewhere in the UK or from bastions across the globe. There's world music, Africa, South America, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Antipodes, all have been here but…
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