I Opening Gala Concert Main Auditorium. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.50—£l2.50. Celtic (.‘onnections opening concert features Ireland‘s Anuna — famous from the Rfl't‘l't/(lllt't’ video — with moody lighting. gothic vocal harmony. a string ensemble. and a scatter of stepdancers. Support from adventurously eclectic Scots small-harp player Savourna Stevenson and her own string quintet.
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I Danny Kyle's Open Stage With Gibb Todd Exhibition Hall. 287 5511. 5pm. Free. Originally organised by the late Danny Kyle. this festival-long showcase for new talent opens with the six 1999 winners in concert; Malinky. Tequila Mockingbird. The Wallace Clan. Rattler's Bite. Dave Gibb and Phamie Gow.
I The Boys Of The Lough Main Auditorium. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.50—£10.50. Shetland fiddler Aly Bain and Fermanagh singer and flute player Cathal McConnell lead the veteran pan- Celtic band with support from tip-and- coming singer Karine Polwart's Scots/Irish ensemble.
I Tommy Makem Strathclyde Stiitc. 287 5511. 8pm. £10. Veteran singer/entertainer from the roots of Ireland‘s folk song revival. Support from man about the festival Gibb Todd. who launches his debut CD at the gig.
I Festival Club Quality Hotel. Gordon Street. 221 9680. 1 1pm. Free btit ticketed. The opening night of the festival‘s social htib.
I Danny Kyle's Open Stage With Gibb Todd Exhibition Hall. 287 5511. 5pm. Free. See Vled 12.
I Gaelic Women Main Auditorium. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £1 1—£l3. Leading Scots music label Greentrax presents performers from its Gaelic Women album. including Flora MacNeill. Margaret Stewart. Mary Smith. lshbel MacAskill. Cathy-Ann MacPhee. Kenna Campbell. the Glasgow Gaelic Choir and many more of the country's finest singers. Instrumental accompaniment from guitar/accordion player Malcolm Jones. harpist William Jackson. and piper/whistle player Allan MacDonald. I Mondo Morricone Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £9. Duglas T. Stewart and Davie Scott (BMX Bandits and Pearlfishers) present music from feature films and spaghetti westerns composed by Ennio Morricone. And all with a little help from their pals in Teenage Fanclub. The Bathers and Belle & Sebastian.
I Adam McNaughton The Piping Centre. McPhater Street. 353 0220. 8pm. £7. The big man with the big voice has a vast repository of songs and social history. and is responsible for the The lee/y Piece Song among many other well-known compositions. Tonight he sings and tells us of the Glasgow that he used to know.
I Fraser Spiers & Friends Strathclyde Suite. 287 5511. 8pm. £10. Brilliant blues harmonica player moves into rootsier tenitory with a band that includes Capercaillie's Donald Shaw and Charlie McKerron. Shooglenifty‘s James Mackintosh and others.
I De Dannan With Kepa Junkera The
Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 9pm. £12. The superb lrish group with the core pairing of fiddler Frankie Gavin and bouzouki player Alec Finn hasn't been here in a while so this w ill certainly be one of the highlights of the festival. Support froin the Bilbao band fronted on trikitixa (accordion) by the virtuoso young Basque performer Junkera. See review.
I Festival C ub With Jim Knight Quality Hotel. Gordon Street. 221 9680. 1 1pm. £1.50.
I Danny Kyle's Open Stage With Gibb Todd lixhibition Hall. 287 5511. 5pm. Free. See Wed 12.
I Dou ie MacLean With The ST Scottis Ensemble Main Auditorium. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £1 1-£13. The DunkeId-based songwriter with the popular touch is a big draw at home and abroad. Here he adds his voice and guitar — and maybe his fiddle and didgeridoo — to the strings of the energetically adventurous ensemble.
I Fred Morrison Meets Paddy Keenan Strathclyde Suite. 287 551 1. 8pm. £10. Fast and furious fingering from Morrison on Highland and Lowland bellows pipes. fix-Bothy Bandsman Keenan. now resident in the States. is a prince of pipers on the uillean or lrish model.
I James Malcolm The Piping Centre. McPhater Street. 3530220. 8pm. £7. Singer/songwriter. guitarist and moothie player from Angus. now lead vocalist in the neo-traditionalist ()ld Blind Dogs.
I Kepa Junkera Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £9. Support from Phamie Gow. Two young talents here with Basque accordion star Junkera — who made a big impression at last year‘s festival s- and 1999 Open Stage winner Gow. an excellent small harp and piano player.
I Peatbog Faeries & Mystery Juice The Arches. Midland Street. 221 4001. 9pm. £8. New wave Celtic dance grooves from the Skye-based band. while Edinburgh's Mystery Juice supply an urban rootsy cool. DJs Paul (liden) and Dol hin Boy. See preview.
I T e Silencers The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 10pm. £12. Pop meets a Scots sensibility with support from Rattler‘s Bite. winners at last year‘s Open Stage.
I Festival Club With Jim Knight Quality Hotel. Gordon Street. 221 9680. llpm—3am. £2.50.
SATURDAY 15 Glasgow
I Instrument Makers' Fair Exhibition Hall. 287 5511. 10am-6pm. Free.
I Annual Piping Concert Main Auditorium. 287 5511. 12.30pm. £7.50. The large line-up includes the Boghall and Bathgate Pipe Band. PM Ross Walker and Allan MacDonald. uillean piper Paddy Keenan and the St Francis Pipe Band.
I Xose Manuel Budino Strathclyde Suite. 287 5511. 1pm. £7.50. The hit of last year. the young Santiago piper leads a superb line-up of musicians. including bass clarinet. percussion and accordion to name but some. in tasteful. exciting. contemporary arrangements of traditional Galician music. Support from Deaf Shepherd duo Rory Campbell and Malcolm Stitt on pipes and frets.
I Glasgow TMSA Branch Competitions The Piping Centre. McPhater Street. 353 0220. 1pm. Free but ticketed. The Traditional Music and
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Song Association of Scotland hosts its usual song and instrumental events.
I Danny Kyle's Open Stage With Gibb Todd lixhibition Hall. 287 551 1. 5pm. Free. See Wed 12.
I Inshore Clyde Foyer. 287 55l 1. 6pm. Free. Musicians Gordon MacLean and Jack livans. and Lewis writer lan Stephen
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I La Bottine Souriante Main Auditorium. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £11 £13. All the way from Quebec city and including Open House step-and-clog dance virtuoso Sandy Silva. the Smiling Boots — with their turbocharged brass and relentless foot percussion are one of the world's greatest bands. Support from Basque squeeze box virtuoso Kepa Junkera.
I New Voices: Andy Thorburn St Mary's Cathedral. Great Western Road. 287 5511. 8pm. £8. All the original New Voices commissions are being re-stagcd for this Millennial year. with a new composition included. 'l‘horburn‘s 'Iitulli (i‘u Deus (North And South). his choral work written in collaboration with poet Aonghas MacNeacail. is reprised here along with new piece Heart/ii! of I-‘ri'endsliip. See preview.
I Stravaig The Piping Centre. McPhater Street. 3530220. 8pm. £7. These four women from Scotland‘s sotith west. specialise in vocal harmony and Scots song. btit don't mind doing a treatment on any lyric that takes their fancy. Support from lidinburgh singer/entertainer Jim Knight.
I Chris Armstrong/Anna Murray Strathclyde Suite. 287 5511. 8pm. £10. Flash young piper Armstrong's first solo CD might have displayed loads more technique than music. but he's now evolved to a band format. as has youthful Lewis singer and beautifully-paced piper Anna Murray.
I The Two Duos Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8. Featuring piano accordion and guitar by Karen Tweed and Ian Carr. with fiddle and button accordion in the hands of Chris Wood and Andy Cutting. Four of the top instrumentalists from England in two established duos exhibiting rare musical empathy and taste. They also share a sense of humour.
I Beth Nielsen Chapman Th.- ()ltl l'Tlllllllitl'ls‘L‘l. Albion Sheet. 287 55l 1. 9pm. £12. (‘ountry songwriting star from the sctisiiiyc side of Nasliy illc Support from Scots singcr/cntcrtainer l)a\e (iibb. I Celtic Connections Ceilidh lixliibition Hall. 287 55l 1. 10pm. l'lt‘t‘. Mtisic from The ()atcakes.
I Festival Club With Jim Knight Quality Hotel. Gordon Street. 221 9680. 1 1pm 3am. £2.50.
I New Voices: Rory Campbell Strathclyde Suite. 287 5511, 1pm, £6. The whistle player/piper «and fine singer) from Deaf Shepherd in his ow n composition for fiye or more whistles played by Michael .\1ac(ioldrick. lain MacDonald. Xose Manuel Budino. Annie Grace and Marc Dull.
I Hansel 'l'hc l’iping ('eiitre. Mcl’liater Strcct. 353 0220. 2pm. £5. The songs the thing with the llansel foursome as veteran traditional singer Brian Miller and relative newcomer l‘iona Ross lead the four vocalists. with fiddle. keys atid frets accompanying. Tradition bearer is Siobhan Miller.
I Danny Kyle's Open Stage With Gibb Todd lixhibition Hall. 287 5511. 5pm. Free. See Wed 12.
I Carlos Nunez .\lain Auditorium. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £1 1 7 £13. Brilliant. showy star of the recorder. whistle and Galician bagpipes. .\'unc/ and his band produce a glossy musical experience. Support lroin Prince lidward Island‘s \ i\acious littl'ut‘llttls, I Ezio With Tequila Mockingbird 'I‘ion Theatre. 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8. Latin fire. vocal harmony and guitar rhythms from the former. and acoustic pop roots from last year's ()pcn Stage winners with the amusing name.
I Hardie, Marwiclt & Thorburn 'l'he Piping Centre. McPhater Street. 353 0220. 8pm. £7. Two ﬂaming fitldles of the contemporary Scots renaissance. from Old Blind Dogs and Iron lltirsc. with keyboard and accordion accompaniment from the omnipresent Andy Thorburn. Songs from Scotland‘s sotith west by Susie Kelly in support.
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