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January 2020

Celtic Connections: The GRIT Orchestra, GRIT & Bothy Culture, The Barrowlands, Glasgow

18 January, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Barrowland Ballroom 244 Gallowgate Glasgow G4 0TS

To complement their opening-night première of bespoke new cross-genre compositions, the 80-piece Grit Orchestra, a hand-picked array of Scottish folk, jazz and classical artists, revisit the music that first made them, that of the late and much-lamented Martyn Bennett.

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Celtic Connections: SIAN / EBEN, City Halls, Glasgow

24 January, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
City Halls Candleriggs Glasgow G1 1NQ

Taking turns to sing in their own and each other’s languages, these two groups explore such common ground as the likenesses between Gaelic puirt-a-beul and Breton kan-ha-diskan (call and response songs), both forms of vocal dance music. Completing the line-up are three master musicians representing each territory: Scotland’s Duncan Chisholm (fiddle), James Ross (piano) and Jarlath Henderson (pipes, alongside Brittany’s Jonathan Dour (violin); Antoine Lahay (guitar) and Julien Stevenen (double bass).

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