A cel­e­bra­tion of Gaelic and Scots song

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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.

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