Tag Archives: Rachel Sermanni

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 ››

XpoNorth Showcases, Inverness, 9/6/16

The showcases for day two start once again in the Ironworks and this time the free drinks are coupled with music; firstly The Pictish Trail and as Johnny Lynch enters the stage air boxing you know you’re in for a treat. This is first time I’ve managed to witness Johnny Lynch playing in a non solo … Continue Reading ››

Fields of Green Song Writers Circle with Rachel Sermanni, Jo Mango, The Pictish Trail, RM Hubbert, Louis Abbott at Platform, 21/1/16

Easterhouse has a reputation as being a grim place, dogged by urban deprivation and lacking culture, however on Friday night within the stark modern walls of Platform five vibrant Scottish talents bathe this part of the city in the brilliant light of musical wonder. “The Fields of Green” is a collaboration of folk musicians brought together … Continue Reading ››

Celtic Connections: Roaming Roots Revue at The Royal Concert Hall, 18/1/15

Only in it’s third year, Roaming Roots has fast become one of the highlights at Celtic Connections; hosted by songwriter Roddy Hart, backed by his fantastic band The Lonesome Fire, this is an evening of collaborative performances by diverse artists from across the globe. Each year the evening takes on a different theme and this year … Continue Reading ››

Rachel Sermanni at The Old Fruitmarket, 30/10/14

I make no apologies for this fawning review; Rachel Sermanni is one of Scotland’s finest young singer/songwriters who improves with every time you see her. She is a pleasure to witness and in the splendour of The Old Fruitmarket, a room that suits her perfectly, she continues her Live at Dawson City album tour. The Fruitmarket is … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Celtic Connections: Rachel Sermanni, Colin Macleod at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 31/1/14

994112_10152185824084328_1672380283_nA Rachel Sermanni gig is my cup of tea, this gig being held in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum adds a couple of sugar lumps of curiosity and excitement. The stage is in front of the Kelvingrove’s famous organ, flanked by chandeliers, sheltered under the elaborate arched roof, … 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 a Celtic kind: Rachel Sermanni and Call To Mind recommends Miss Irenie Rose and The New Mendicants

994112_10152185824084328_1672380283_nSomething 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 ››

Connections of a Celtic Kind: Stanley Odd recommends Hazy Recollections

252321_10150969755224901_1144272956_nSomething 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, … Continue Reading ››