Tag Archives: Karine Polwart

Celtic Connections Opening Concert with Laura Marling with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Declan O’Rourke, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Cara Dillon, Aziza Brahim, Rachel Sermanni and Adam Holmes, Karine Polwart at The Royal Concert Hall, 19/1/17

The 2017 Celtic Connections festival is opened with a brand new face to the festival – Laura Marling, the English singer songwriter of immense pedigree and commonly regarded as “the greatest songwriter of her generation” visits the festival for the first time to team up with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley. With arrangements … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Celtic Connections: International Burns Concert at The Hydro, 25/1/14

celtic-connectionsThe aim of the Burn’s Concert is to celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Burns. There’s nae neeps nor tatties here, my jo, it is a mix of Scottish and international acts performing his songs and their own. This year it has moved in to a new … Continue Reading ››

Connections of Celtic Kind: Karine Polwart recommends Sarah Hayes and Rachel Newton

karine-polwart-traces-review-interviewSomething that absolutely sets Celtic Connections apart from other festivals is the way in which it not just highlights but actively encourages acts, and even genres, to find common ground and collaborate. Yeah, sure, there’s some sharing at T in the Park and the likes, the odd … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Refugee Week Concert with Admiral Fallow, Karine Polwart, Malcolm Middleton at The Old Fruitmarket, 17/6/13

1IMG_2300 Tonight is the opening show for Scottish Refugee Week, which aims to shine a light on the plight of refugees and the benefits they give to their community and country, in a climate where far right parties and groups like UKIP and EDL are ever prominent … Continue Reading ››