CatS­trand for Mary Ann

The Galloway News - - THE WEEKEND TICKET -

Gaelic cel­e­bra­tion comes to Gal­loway when the renowned singer Mary Ann Kennedy, right, sets the mood for the first ever con­fer­ence on the Gaelic legacy in the south west.

Mary Ann, pre­sen­ter of BBC’s “World on Three”, is per­form­ing at CatS­trand in New Gal­loway to­mor­row - the eve of the“Gal­loway: Gaelic’s Lost Province” con­fer­ence the next day when nine lead­ing Gaelic schol­ars will ex­plore the his­tory of Gaelic in the area.

She will be joined by long-time mu­si­cal ‘part­ner-in-crime’, Fin­layWells, for a joy­ous evening of Gaelic song. They’ll be show­cas­ing ma­te­rial from Mary Ann’s highly ac­claimed de­but al­bum,“An Dàn” (The Song), a unique col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal Gaelic song­writ­ing. They’ll also be pre­view­ing songs from Mary Ann’s fol­low-up re­lease, “Glaschu”, a love-song to her ur­ban Glas­gow Gaelic up­bring­ing, as well as pay­ing their re­spects to the legacy of tra­di­tional song passed on through Mary Ann’s fam­ily, the Camp­bells of Greepe from the Isle of Skye.

The con­fer­ence is sold out but some tick­ets are still avail­able for Mary Ann’s con­cert.

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