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.
Sunday 12 March 2017
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
Monday 12 September 2016
Friday 5 August 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!