CELTIC CONNECTIONS MUSIC
CELTIC CONNECTIONS: THE SECOND GATHERING
FRIDAY 13 ,
I Piping Class Strathclyde Suite. 10am. £5 (£3). Champion piper Fred Morrison explores the art of Highland piping. For those of advanced ability. but there will be a few spaces for young chanters.
I The French Alligators Exhibition Hall. 11am. £1 in advance. £1.50 on the day. Steeped in Louisiana's cajun tradition. using two accordions. fiddle. guitar and distinctive hollered vocals. the 'Gators are bringing it all back home to their native France.
I John McGrath Strathclyde Suite. 1pm. £1.50 in advance. £2 on the day. The theatre. film and television writer antl director gives a talk entitled ‘Celtic Variety".
I Tin Whistle Buchanan Suite. 2pm. £5 (£3). Former members ofThe Battlefield Band Duncan McGillivray and Dougie Pincock give an all-abilities class.
I Travelling Folk Exhibition Hall. 3pm. Free. Archie Fisher presents a live broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.
I Moving Hearts and The Iron Horse Main Auditorium. 7.30pm. £l().50—£l2.50' plus concessions. ()ne of Ireland‘s most innovative bands re-form for this occasion. Support from popular local group of traditionally-based musicians who increasingly write their own material. See Music preview.
I Talitha MacKenzie and her Band and Bachue Cate Strathclyde Suite. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Edinburgh-resident American singer sets Gaelic song in contemporary electro/acoustic rock and percussion settings. The Cafe is a trio led by prodigiously talented jazzy harpist. Corrina Hewat.
I Big Vern ’n’ the Shootahs and La Touche Grand Ballroom. Hospitality Inn. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Huge (ten-piece) and hugely enjoyable stagey soul band cook up a night of mayhem and dance. Support from a contemporary cajun quintet from New Orleans.
I The Portobello Ceilidh Band Exhibition Hall. 10.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Reeling till lam. Dances called by Wilma Henderson.
VENUES The Main Auditorium, the Exhibition Hall, the Strathclyde Suite and the Buchanan Suite are all at Glasgow Boyal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 332 6633.- g All other events take place at the Grand Ballroom at the Hospitality Inn, 36 Cambridge Street, 0141 332 3311.
I Bodhran'and Spoons Strathclyde Sttite. 10am. £3 (£2). Eddie Scott and Caroline Hewat lead a fun percussion workshop for all the family. Cutlery will be provided. I Mouth Music for Dancing Exhibition ltall. 10am. £5 (£3). Talitlia MacKenzie leads this class in Gaelic vocal rhythms for all ages and abilities.
I Ceilidh Workshop Exhibition Hall. 12.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Bob Blair teaches those of all ages and abilities how to cttt a dash on the dance floor.
I Session Harping Buchanan Suite. 2pm. £5 (£3). Corrina l-lewat gives a clarsach class on accompaniment to traditional dance tunes. and solo playing in the contemporary folk idiom.
I The Piping Concert Main Auditot-itnn. 1.30pm. £5. Featuring the master of the uillean pipes l.iam()'1~‘lynn: enfant terrible of the Highland pipes Gordon
Duncan; doyenne of the little. multi-keyed.
Northumbrian variety Kathryn Tickell; master of Highland and lowland sets Fred Morrison; pipe maker. innovative performer and enthusiast for all the Scottish pipes Hamish Moore: and Scottish Power a Grade ()ne champion pipe band.
I Shooglenitty and Bongshang Strathclyde Suite. 2pm. £3.50. Two new approaches to Scottish music in the 90's. Shooglenifty's stunning drive and hypnotic vitality was born out of Edinburgh's vibrant session scene. while Bongshang create new soundscapes from their Shetland base.
I The Tattiebowkers Exhibition Hall. 3pm. £3.50. Dig the sound of Ayrshire's couch potato ceilidh band.
I The French Alligators, The Poozies and The Brian Finnegan Band Strathclyde Suite. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). See Fri 13 for the ‘Gators. The I’oozies are a musical entertainment supplied by I’atsy Seddon and Mary MacMaster. two Scots harpists
and singers usually known as Sileas. with
tasteful accordionist Karen Tweed. and singer/songwriter Sally Barker. Brian Finnegan is a champion traditional flute player from Ireland who imaginatively combines with jazzy piano. guitar and fiddle.
I Anuna and Emma Christian Main Auditorium. 10.30pm. £6. ()riginal
expression of ancient tnusic by higth skilled young performers. The former is the large group of Irish singers and musicians who performed the acclaimed Eurovision Song Contest interval showpiece broadcast from Dublin last year. The single. 'Riverdance‘ was subsequently a major hit in Ireland. They specialise in performing written composition from all periods of Irish history. rather than traditional tnusic. Emma Christian is resurrecting authentic Manx music. sings in the rarely heard Manx language. and plays small harp and recorder.
I Canterach Exhibition Hall. 10.30pm—1am. £5 (£3.50). Late night ceilidh dance.
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I Open Workshop 0n Step Dancing
Exhibition Hall. Noon. Free. Mairi
I University or Strathclyde Master Classes Strathclyde Suite. 2.30pm. Free. With Hamish Moore talking about. teaching and playing various species of bagpipe.
I Mr Anderson’s Fine Tunes Exhibition Hall. 3pm. Free. BBC Scotland's lain Anderson broadcasts from the festival with live music and some celebrity interviews.
I Youthtest Exhibition Hall. 4.30pm. Free. Gaelic workshops on various traditional instruments by Feis tutors.
I The Fureys and Dolores Keane Main .>\uditorium. 7.30pm. £8.50—£10.50 plus
; concessions. Legendary piper Finbar leads
Campbell and Dave Francis take this class v
for beginners. Cape Breton-style Scottish stepping.
I Liam O’Flynn and Arty McGlynn and Emma Christian Strathclyde Suite. ~pm. £3.50. From his early days in I’lanxty. through his various orchestral and small group collaborations. ()‘Flynn is the leading uillean piper of today. with a mastery of technique. style and taste that
owes much to his mentor. the late Seamus
linnis. Accompanying him is the man everyone wants in their band. acoustic guitarist Arty McGlynn. Emma Christian supports. see Sat 14.
I All Day Cajun Festival Grand Ballroom.
Hospitality ltm. 4pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Featuring the llumpff Family. |.a’1‘ouche. Deaf Heights Cajun Aces. The French Alligators and Boogalttsa. The Ilumpff Fatnily and Boogalusa are good fun. but don't go to them for lessons in cajun music. The other three bands certainly know their stuff.
I Cherish The Ladies and Andy M. Stewart and Gerry D’Beirne Main .-\uditorium. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50). Skilled. colourfully-costumed step dancing and quality ensemble music performed on the traditional box. fiddle. flute and whistle. all wrapped tip in good
old lrish-.»\merican pzzaz by an engaging. ‘
all-women band; always a crowd pleaser. Stewart and ()‘Beirne are Scots and Irish songwriters and instrumentalists. ex-Silly Wizard and Patrick Street. now established as a successful duo.
I Tinderbox and The lorelei Strathclyde Suite. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). High energy. loud funk folk. by leading Scots exponents of Celtic-tainted garage grunge.
I Gaelic Language Class Terrace Foyer. All day. Free. An opportunity to develop an ability and understanding ofGaelic. courtesy of the University of Strathclyde. I la Touche Exhibition Hall. 11am. £1 in advance. £1.50 on the day. See Fri 13.
I Edna O’Brien Strathclyde Suite. 1pm.
£1.50 in advance. £2 on the day. The
novelist gives a reading from her latest book House ofSp/cm/ir/ Isolation.
the Irish travelling brotherhood of music. song and mischief. Keane is one of Ireland's great singers. lately. and sadly. succumbing to a mid-Atlantic country
her popularity. I Kathryn Tickell Band and Deiseal Strathclyde Suite. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). The high-profile Northumbrian piper and fiddler will bring a new band with her. taking her imaginative music making in new directions. Deiseal are a tremendously creative trio from Ireland. See .\1usic preview.
I Mary Coughlan and her Band and The Campbells Grand Ballroom. Hospitality lnn. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). An intelligent. moving. bluesy edge to her songs has won her many admirers and her combative stance against the traditional male and church-dominated bastions of Irish culture has alienated not a few. A passionate woman. on stage and off. there's a story of her pouring a pint of stout over the head of a certain Galway fiddler. The Catnpbells are coming with a neo-Celtic rock synthesis. performed by three fine musicians from a background in the London pop/rock recording scene.
I Gaelic Language Class Teri-ace Foyer. All day. Free. See Mon 16.
I Manx Tradition in Song Strathclyde Suite. 10am. £5 (£3). Emma Christian gives a workshop.
I Deiseal Exhibition Hall. 11am. £1 in advance. £1.50 on the day. Beautiful music from innovative Irish trio. See Music preview. ‘
I John Jeffrey Strathclyde Suite. 1pm. £1.50 in advance. £2 on the day. The Scottish Rugby Internationalist and
In person: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street; the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs; Ticketlink outlets at CCA, 350
Sauchiehall Street; Citizens' Theatre, Gorbals; Mitchell Theatre, Charin
Tourist Board, St Vincent Place. By phone: the Ticket Centre, D141 227 5511 .
9 Cross; Tron Theatre, Trongate; and Greater Glasgow
INFORMATION: 0141 353 4131.
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