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CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2015 PROGRAMME LAUNCHED
www.celticconnections.com

The programme for Celtic Connections 2015 has been launched by Artistic Director
Donald Shaw. Students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland helped launch the festival by playing a tune on the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall steps. The RCS will present a concert at Celtic Connections 2015 which is inspired by Wayfaring Strangers – Fiona Ritchie’s epic book charting the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia.
The eclectic programme for the 2015 festival includes some of the best–known musicians in traditional and roots music, world, indie, jazz, folk, soul and Americana. Over 2000 musicians from every corner of the globe will come to Glasgow between Thursday January 15th and Sunday February 1st, 2015.
The acts confirmed: Frances Black, and Kieran Goss re–united for the first time in more than two decades.
Among the other artists appearing at Celtic Connections 2015 are Fairport Convention, Calexico, Craig Armstrong with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Shooglenifty, Tweedy, Eddi Reader, Treacherous Orchestra, Lambchop performing Nixon, Carlos Nunez, Danú, King Creosote, Scotland With Love, Angelique Kidjo with the RSNO, Punch Brothers, Dick Gaughan, Le Vent Du Nord, Blazin’ Fiddles, Tommy Emmanuel, Hudson Taylor, The Pierces,Taraf de Haidouks, The Mischa MacPherson Trio, Ella the Bird, Tony Allen and Skerryvore.
More than 2100 artists will take part in 300 events in over 20 venues across Glasgow. Plus the nightly Celtic Connections Festival Club, and Late Night Sessions at The Concert Hall.

DUBLIN LEGENDS
www.dublinlegends.com
January
21
Ayr, Gaiety Theatre
22 Arbroath, Webster Theatre
23 Motherwell Concert Hall
24 Glenrothes, Rothes Hall
25 Langholm, Buccleugh Centre
26 Inverness, Eden Court Theatre
27 Edinburgh, Queens Hall
February
15
Birmingham Town Hall Theatre
16 Dunstable, Grove Theatre
17 Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre
18 Yeovil, Octagon Theatre
19 Eastleigh, The Concorde Club 20 Weston-Super-Mare, The Playhouse Theatre
21 Ilfracombe, The Landmark Theatre
22 Redruth, The Regal Theatre
24 Watford, The Colosseum
25 Basildon, The Towngate Theatre
26 Manchester, Lyric @ The Lowery
27 Lytham, St., The Lowther Pavilion
28 Cannock, Prince of Wales Centre
March
1
St. Helens, The Theatre Royal
3 New Brighton Floral Pavilion Theatre
DAMIEN O’ KANE
www.damienokane.co.uk
On Tour with Kate Rusby
December
5
Sheffield City Hall
6 Bradford, St Georges Hall
11 Birmingham Symphony Hall
12 York, Barbican
16 London, Barbican
17 Bath, The Forum
18 Malvern, Malvern Theatre
19 Harrogate International Centre
20 Huddersfield Town Hall
21 Nottingham, Theatre Royal Concert Hall

CAPERCAILLIE
www.capercaillie.co.uk
December
4
Selkirk, Victoria Hall
5 Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
6 Clitheroe, The Grand
7 Skegness, Butlins Skegness Resort

SARAH McQUAID
www.sarahmcquaid.com
December
4
Philleigh Folk Club, The Roseland Inn, Philleigh–in– Roseland, Truro
5 The Acorn Penzance

THE BIG BRITISH FOLK WEEKEND
December 5th – 8th, 2015

Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire,
The Great British Folk Festival Butlin’s Skegness Resort.
Featured acts include: Eddi Reader, Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Band, Justin Currie, Altan, Bella Hardy, Capercaillie, Merrymouth, Home Service, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, The Hut People, Gordon Giltrap, Haddo, Salt House, Steve Cradock Band, The Young ‘Uns, Treacherous Orchestra, We Banjo 3 and Wolfscote featuring Cathy Lesurf.