Sunday 12 March 2017

Behind the Stages Celtic Connections

 Celtic Connections is not only about the great variety and quality  of Glasgow’s main stages or the smaller intimate venues – it is also about the general buzz – behind the scenes, collaborations at the Late Sessions, the late night Celtic folk club, the musical instrument stalls, art exhibitions, the music classes, open mics, and much, much more. 


One of the highlights of my years is doing photos at Celtic Connections. 
My concerts this year also included rhythmic songwriter King Creosote, storyteller Rab Noakes and accomplished fiddler John McCusker. A special mention for Rose Code Blue’s concert at City halls, with his full band and as always some exciting new songs. Check him out!  Many of the most exciting younger folk musicians like to mix up the genres (Celtic fusion) – King Creosote, C Duncan, Rose Code Blue. A prime example was Martyn Bennett who mixed the piping traditions with modern dance groves to great effect.

This year Celtic Connections music festival celebrated the contributions to music by women, with concerts this year by top women musicians – intimate Laura Marling, heart-warming Mary Chapin Carpenter, the star quality of Olivia Newton John and also the talent of, Beth Neilson Chapman, Eddi Reader and Julie Fowlis. Celtic Connections is the worlds largest world, folk and roots festival – 2,000 musicians, 300 events, 20 venues.

Saturday 11 March 2017

Exhibition Celtic Connections

I had Exhibition of some of my Celtic Connections Music Photos at the Old Fruitmarket this year! I can't believe this is my 10th year taking Photos there! Thanks to the media team at Celtic. : ))

Monday 12 September 2016

Famous People at Edinburgh book festival 2016

Alan Cumming
Jonathan Dimbleby
Steve Beaumont
John Boyne
Vince Cable
Mark Billingham
Joanne Harris
Paul Mason
Paul Morley

B & W Edinburgh book festival Photos 2016

Mark Beaumont
Sara Khan
Sarah Leipciger
Martin Cathcart Froden
Paul Mason
Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Hamid Ismailov

Aarathi Prasad
Simon Parker

Friday 5 August 2016

MugStock festival 2016!

Hugely impressed with the quality line-up and fun well organised MugStock festival! Held in the beautiful setting of Mugdock country park. Here are a few of my favourite images this year -The fun BMX Bandits, captivating Siobhan Wilson, the rocking Shiverin Sheiks! 
Mug stock