Celtic Connections Opening Concert with Laura Marling with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Declan O’Rourke, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Cara Dillon, Aziza Brahim, Rachel Sermanni and Adam Holmes, Karine Polwart at The Royal Concert Hall, 19/1/17

The 2017 Celtic Connections festival is opened with a brand new face to the festival – Laura Marling, the English singer songwriter of immense pedigree and commonly regarded as “the greatest songwriter of her generation” visits the festival for the first time to team up with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley. WithContinue reading “Celtic Connections Opening Concert with Laura Marling with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Declan O’Rourke, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Cara Dillon, Aziza Brahim, Rachel Sermanni and Adam Holmes, Karine Polwart at The Royal Concert Hall, 19/1/17”

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XpoNorth Showcases, Inverness, 9/6/16

The showcases for day two start once again in the Ironworks and this time the free drinks are coupled with music; firstly The Pictish Trail and as Johnny Lynch enters the stage air boxing you know you’re in for a treat. This is first time I’ve managed to witness Johnny Lynch playing in a nonContinue reading “XpoNorth Showcases, Inverness, 9/6/16”

Fields of Green Song Writers Circle with Rachel Sermanni, Jo Mango, The Pictish Trail, RM Hubbert, Louis Abbott at Platform, 21/1/16

Easterhouse has a reputation as being a grim place, dogged by urban deprivation and lacking culture, however on Friday night within the stark modern walls of Platform five vibrant Scottish talents bathe this part of the city in the brilliant light of musical wonder. “The Fields of Green” is a collaboration of folk musicians broughtContinue reading “Fields of Green Song Writers Circle with Rachel Sermanni, Jo Mango, The Pictish Trail, RM Hubbert, Louis Abbott at Platform, 21/1/16”

Rachel Sermanni at Oran Mor, 6/10/15

Rachel Sermanni’s music exists somewhere in that state between awake and asleep. In the more literal sense, her haunting ‘I’ve Got a Girl’ is a slow and menacing dirge about a dream she once had and is like what The Woman in Black would be if it were a song, while the rhythmic and hypnoticContinue reading “Rachel Sermanni at Oran Mor, 6/10/15”

Celtic Connections: Roaming Roots Revue at The Royal Concert Hall, 18/1/15

Only in it’s third year, Roaming Roots has fast become one of the highlights at Celtic Connections; hosted by songwriter Roddy Hart, backed by his fantastic band The Lonesome Fire, this is an evening of collaborative performances by diverse artists from across the globe. Each year the evening takes on a different theme and thisContinue reading “Celtic Connections: Roaming Roots Revue at The Royal Concert Hall, 18/1/15”

Rachel Sermanni at The Old Fruitmarket, 30/10/14

I make no apologies for this fawning review; Rachel Sermanni is one of Scotland’s finest young singer/songwriters who improves with every time you see her. She is a pleasure to witness and in the splendour of The Old Fruitmarket, a room that suits her perfectly, she continues her Live at Dawson City album tour. TheContinue reading “Rachel Sermanni at The Old Fruitmarket, 30/10/14”