A celebration of Gaelic and Scots song
This Saturday April 22, at 7.45pm, a star-studded line-up will perform together in the CCA, Sauchiehall Street, in an evening entitled Dà Chànan / Twa Leids, a celebration of Gaelic and Scots song.
This concert is another fine example of the exciting events staged by Ceòl ’s Craic, an association set up in 2004 which has become a social hub for contemporary Gaelic culture in Glasgow.
Anne Lorne Gillies, a champion of the Gaelic language and a leading authority on both Gaelic and Scots song, will open the evening with a performance of some of her own, personal Gaelic and Scots favourites.
Fiona Hunter and Maeve Mackinnon, two of Scotland’s most celebrated traditional singers, will then take to the stage together. Fiona has been performing as part of Malinky for a decade, while Maeve has toured internationally with many different acts including her own band.
They have joined forces for a special collaboration featuring new arrangements of traditional songs in Scots and Gaelic, and will be accompanied by fiddler/guitarist Mike Vass.
The third and final act of the evening will feature a revisiting of Urstan, a 2012 Gaelic/Scots album commissioned by Ceòl ’s Craic. The album featured Alasdair Roberts and Mairi Morrison, and this duo will be joined by Neil McDermott (fiddle/guitar) and percussionist Alex Neilson, as they return to the material from the album, as well as premiering some new and unreleased songs.
Tickets are £12 for what looks set to be a very interesting night indeed.