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Opening Night: Syne of the Times – Celtic Connections 2019

17 January, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This concert inaugurates 2019’s theme of passing traditions between generations, and also marks 15 years since Harvest, 2004’s landmark opening show which teamed a battalion of then-youngsters – including such now-familiar names as Anna Massie, Rua MacMillan, Rachel Newton, Megan Henderson and Mairearad Green – with top Celtic soloists.
Here, alongside a number of revered performers from the folk scene some 60-70 budding talents will assemble onstage, selected from the 45 Fèisean now held annually around Scotland, Orcadian youth music project Hadhirgaan and the extraordinary Galician folk orchestra SonDeSeu . Working with the original composers, they’ll perform newly arranged excerpts of the Fèis Rois commissions Kin & the Community by Duncan Chisholm, Lauren MacColl’s The Seer, and Donald Shaw’s Harvest itself, along with appearances by Dàimh, Aidan O’Rourke & Brighde Chaimbeul and some additional very special guests!


17 January, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm



Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow