Anyone for Celtic Connections (Glasgow 2020)?
This year’s festival kicked off last night, and I’m heading that way this afternoon.
The first concert booked is a recital by my favourite Scottish fiddler, Duncan Chisholm, but have included a number of Irish artists (or players of Irish music) in later concert choices: Stockton’s Wing, Dervish (and friends) and the Friel Sisters.
Otherwise it will be mainly tribute concerts: one for Rick Taylor, great trombonist, jazz musician, composer, arranger, tutor and thoroughly good bloke. And the other to celebrate the singing of Gordeanna McCulloch, Anne Neilson and Maureen Jelks. Sadly all of these 4 people have been taken from us in the last year.