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WHYTE / Anamoch / IMLÉ

Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl 's Craic, Glasgow CCA @ Celtic Connections (Saturday 25th January 2020)

Ceòl’s Craic have been running interesting looking events in the CCA for a few years now.

Nitin Sawhney

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Old Fruitmarket (Tuesday 28th January 2020 )

Nitin Sawhney is an artist that I’ve always wanted to see but never had the chance.

The Wandering Hearts / Zoe Graham

Celtic Connections @ Oran Mór (Thursday 23rd January 2020)

I am pretty certain that I’ve seen Zoe Graham before.

Wojtek the Bear / Check Masses / The Vignettes

Glasgow Blue Arrow (Saturday January 11th 2020)

So this is BM’s first gig of 2020, part of the First Footing events at the Blue Arrow

Band A

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Oran Mor (Saturday January 18th 2020)

After several well-received gigs across Scotland, Celtic Connections signed up Band A to bring their interpretation of The Associates’ 40 year old debut album to a bigger venue. ‘The Affectionate Punch’ as an album is an overlooked classic, the band reaching into themselves to give us a mutant melding of pop, funk, cabaret and some […]

Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five / Carla J Easton

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Old Fruitmarket (Friday January 17th 2020)

This gig got BM’s live music experiences of 2020 off to an enjoyable and life-affirming start.

Hannah Read & Andy Monaghan 
/ Cara Rose

Glasgow CCA (Saturday 24th January 2020


As the band took to the stage, Andy Monaghan said in his little intro: “Thank you for taking a gamble

Kettle of Kites / Michael Timmons / Man of the Minch

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow Hug and Pint (Friday 25th January)

It’s become a bit of a standing joke round these parts – identifying the actual Celtic Connection

Tyler Childers

 / Local Honeys

Celtic Connections @ Glasgow St Luke's (Sunday 19th January 2020


I think it was on BBC Alba’s coverage of Belladrum last year that I stumbled across the Local Honeys for the first time. Now I must confess that I’m not really a fan of bluegrass music.
There’s something about it that just doesn’t speak to me. 
Perhaps I’ve just seen too many bad Americana-influenced cover bands? […]

Loki / Rebecca Wallace / Victoria McNulty / Texture

Glasgow King Tut's (Monday 23rd December 2019)

In the last gasp of the run-up to the festive season, this was a relaxed affair