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Episode 1

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 17 January 2014

Mary Ann Kennedy live from Glasgow at one of the world's biggest winter music festivals, with special late-night performances from the CCA, the BBC's hub on Sauchiehall Street.

Celtic Connections is held in 20 venues over 18 days with 300 events taking place throughout the whole festival, involving over two thousand musicians from 26 countries. Scots and Irish Celtic music is at the centre of the festival, but it has always embraced the music of the Celtic cultures of the USA, Canada, France and Spain, together with the closely connected cultures of Scandinavia and eastern Europe. In recent years the Festival has also connected with traditions across Africa and Asia. The concerts range from the most traditional to the most experimental, all brought together in the context of one of the world's liveliest folk cultures, with a never-ending stream of young Scottish musicians who are reinventing their own traditions for their own time.

This is the first of two live late-night sessions from Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts, each featuring four of the best acts from the Festival.

Tonight's line-up includes the Yves Lambert Trio, lively party music from one of the veterans of Quebecois music; the gentle Irish sounds of the Friel Sisters; raw American roots from Boston-based band Joy Kills Sorrow; and a set from one of Scotland's newest bands, Salt House.

Tickets available from the BBC Tickets website from Friday 10th January.

Music Played

19 items
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    Yves Lambert Trio Capitaine Bernard

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    Yves Lambert Trio Suite pour Keith Corrigan

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    Yves Lambert Trio Chanson des metiers

  • Image for Yves Lambert Trio

    Yves Lambert Trio Le voyage

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    Yves Lambert Trio La fille du vigneron

  • Image for Friel Sisters

    Friel Sisters Blue Hills of Antrim

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    Friel Sisters Set of jigs - Humours of Ballyloughlin

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    Friel Sisters When my love and I parted

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    Friel Sisters A Highland then 3 Reels

  • Image for Joy Kills Sorrow

    Joy Kills Sorrow Was it you / Gold

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    Joy Kills Sorrow Workin / Such Great Heights

  • Image for Joy Kills Sorrow

    Joy Kills Sorrow Enlistee

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    Joy Kills Sorrow Get along / Newman

  • Image for Salt House

    Salt House Setting Sun

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    Salt House She's like the swallow

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    Salt House Little Birdie

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    Salt House Katie Cruel

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    Salt House She walks in Beauty

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    Salt House Strong Dark Souls

Broadcasts

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections live on BBC Radio Scotland

Lots more live music from the huge winter music festival

Free download

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    Commonwealth Connections

    Commonwealth Connections world music from all the Commonwealth countries for Radio 3’s World on 3…

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