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The Dandy Warhols / Juniore

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Old Fruitmarket (Wednesday 30th January 2019)

On each side of the Fruitmarket there are balloons spelling out the number 25.



Port Sulphur / Gareth Sager and the Hungry Ghosts

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow CCA (Friday 1st February 2019)

It’s billed as a celebration – of 25 years of one of Glasgow’s most enduring record labels



John Grant / Eric Pulido

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow King's Theatre (Friday 1st February 2019)

Opening for John Grant was EB the Younger – which is the solo project of Midlake singer Eric Pulido.



Carla J Easton / Marc Rooney

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Oran Mor (Wednesday 30 January 2019)

Lately of Pronto Mama (will we see them, or their likes again, hope so!), Marc Rooney gave us excellent six songs on guitar and vocals



VanIves / Liela Moss

Thursday 31st January 2019 (Celtic Connections @ Glasgow CCA)

Tonight gave us a first look at the solo project from the Duke Spirit’s front woman Liela Moss.



RM Hubbert / Aidan Moffat

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Old Fruitmarket (Sunday February 3rd, 2019)

So this was the deadly duo’s biggest headline gig yet – and in true Celtic Connections style it was at the Old Fruit



Helicon / Black Doldrums

Saturday 19th January 2019 (Glasgow Nice n Sleazy)

This was one of these ones that really reaffirms BM’s love of live music.



Niteworks / Mercedes Peón

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (Sunday 26th January 2019)

The voice of the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean rings out around the Barrowland ballroom. “Our Gàidhlig language is under threat Our young people are being bred for one thing Emigration Emigration Emigration.” So begins Niteworks’ big show at the Barras. It felt like everything here was subject to careful consideration. The songs tell a story. […]



Sister John / Wojtek The Bear / Stephen Watt

Glasgow Poetry Club (Friday 25th January 2019)

This enjoyable and entertaining evening was the launch gig was Glasgow-based Sister John’s second, self-titled album.



The Delines / Dori Freeman

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Òran Mór (Monday 27th January 2019)

“We’re a late night lights down low kinda band”, says Amy Boone at the start of the Delines set.