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Celtic Music Sessions

Mary Ann Kennedy mines the vaults for some of the best Celtic music sessions from Aidan O'Rourke, Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, and David Halcrow and his Scottish dance band.

Mary Ann Kennedy mines the vaults for some of the best Celtic music sessions so prepare to be on your feet, dancing to the music of Aidan O'Rourke, Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, David Halcrow and his Scottish Dance Band, Duncan Chisholm and Ivan Drever, Peatbog Fairy Iain Copeland and his latest group Sketch, songs from Ulsterman Kieran Goss and a set from Emily Smith and Jamie MacLennan.

5 hours, 30 minutes

Chapters

  • Brazilian Theory

    Shetland fiddler Chris Stout joins Brazilian musicians and friends for a lively session recorded at the 2010 Celtic Connections Festival.

    Duration: 24:11

  • Aidan O’Rourke

    Recorded for an episode of Archie Fisher’s travelling folk, the fiddler performs music from his An Tobar Suite, originally composed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tobermory Arts Centre.

    Duration: 53:35

  • Mairearad Green and Anna Massie

    The multi-instrumentalists perform live in front of an exclusive live audience for an episode Karine Polwart’s Studio 1 Sessions.

    Duration: 55:44

  • Kieran Goss

    The Ulster singer songwriter joins presenter Archie Fisher to chat about his work and perform an intimate live set.

    Duration: 18:35

  • The Sketch

    Fascinating electric sounds from the latest project led by Iain Copeland of The Peatbog Fairies.

    Duration: 06:23

  • David Halcrow’s Scottish Dance Band

    A Take The Floor dance band session recorded in Shetland with Scalloway Bay’s finest ceilidh band.

    Duration: 31:26

  • The Sketch

    Traditional meets electronic with drummer Iain Copeland, piper Ross Ainslie, bassist John Spiers, Adam Sutherland on fiddle and Mike Bryan on guitar.

    Duration: 32:55

  • Duncan Chisholm and Ivan Drever

    The Ross-shire fiddler and Orkney song smith and guitarist join presenter Archie Fisher to talk about their work and play some tracks live in the studio.

    Duration: 21:50

  • Emily Smith and Jamie MacLennan

    The talented singer songwriter and her fiddle and guitar playing husband perform live for an episode of Karine Polwart’s Studio 1 Sessions.

    Duration: 51:32

  • David Halcrow’s Scottish Dance Band

    More toe-tapping tunes from Scalloway Bay’s finest ceilidh band, recorded in session for Robbie Shepherd’s Take the Floor.

    Duration: 20:41

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