BOASTING an impressive and ambitious collection of artists and musicians as it glides into its twenty-first year is Glasgow’s annual music festival Celtic Connections; back in 2014 and still dedicated to celebrating Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe.
Between 16th January – 2nd February, 2,000+ musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.
A band familiar to Tenement TV thanks to this session recorded at Wickerman festival in July 2013 are Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire who will play the grandiose Royal Concert Hall on 19th January with Tenement TV there to capture it all.
As the house band for the evening, the act will be joined with an eclectic mix of cross-generational artists on the evening dubbed Roaming Roots Revue: California Dreaming. Laurel Canyon, The Webb Sisters and Dawes will all take to the stage; the latter a magnificent California quartet that matches roots and vocal harmonies to devastating affect. Stay tuned for Tenement TV’s footage of what is sure to be an amazing show.
Also added to the line up are Trashcan Sinatras’ Frank Reader, and a very special trio comprised of Ross Clark (Three Blind Wolves), Andrew Mitchell (Hazey Janes) and Tommy Reilly. Making the most of their time in Glasgow, Dawes will record an acoustic session at Tenement TV ahead of their RCH performance and we’re sure it will be one to remember.
Ensuring no stone is unturned on the Celtic Connections festival bill, Minnesota five-piece Trampled by Turtles take to the O2 ABC venue on 25th January 2014. Originally formed as a bluegrass side project by a motley crew of rock musicians who’d never played bluegrass before, the band’s 2010 album ‘Palomino’ debuted top of the bluegrass charts, staying in the Top 10 for over a year.
It’s hard to believe that Glasgow band Mogwai are making their Celtic Connections debut- with almost twenty years in the business, the guys are headling the RCH with Scottish Album of the Year winner RM Hubbert on 28th January 2014. Check out RM Hubbert’s acoustic session with Tenement TV here. On 1st February 2014 in the city’s Oran Mòr venue, Three Blind Wolves will play. The Glasgow band, who recorded this session in 2012, return to Celtic Connections after supporting Roddy Hart in 2012. Expect indie rock, psychedelia, blues and country tracks from their debut album ‘Sing Hallelujah for the Old Machine’.
To view the full Celtic Connections schedule and to book tickets for shows click here.