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Episode 2

Mary Ann Kennedy presents a session from the 2012 Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, with festival artists and recorded concert highlights.

Mary Ann Kennedy live from Glasgow at the world's biggest winter music festival. The second of four Late Night Sessions, with a top line-up of festival artists and also recorded concert highlights.

Celtic Connections is held in 20 venues over 18 days with 300 events taking place throughout the whole festival, involving over 2100 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.

For the past three years, World on 3 has hosted some of the Festival's Late Night Sessions at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. These start late, and finish early, usually well into the next day. Bands often come straight from a concert in a main venue to play at the Sessions. World on 3 hosts the Late Night Sessions for four nights during the final week of the Festival, from Tuesday 31st January until Friday 3rd February.

The line-up of the Late Night Sessions is always kept secret until the day of the event.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Breabach

    • Breabach

      The New Paradigm

      Performers: Calum MacCrimmon (Pipes, Whistles, Backing Vocals) Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Step Dance, Vocals) Ewan Robertson (Guitar, Vocals) James Duncan Mackenzie (Pipes, Flute) James Lindsay (Double Bass)

    • Breabach

      Walter Graham

      Performers: Calum MacCrimmon (Pipes, Whistles, Backing Vocals) Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Step Dance, Vocals) Ewan Robertson (Guitar, Vocals) James Duncan Mackenzie (Pipes, Flute) James Lindsay (Double Bass)

    • Breabach

      Gig Face

      Performers: Calum MacCrimmon (Pipes, Whistles, Backing Vocals) Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Step Dance, Vocals) Ewan Robertson (Guitar, Vocals) James Duncan Mackenzie (Pipes, Flute) James Lindsay (Double Bass)

    • Breabach

      Good Dryin'

      Performers: Calum MacCrimmon (Pipes, Whistles, Backing Vocals) Megan Henderson (Fiddle, Step Dance, Vocals) Ewan Robertson (Guitar, Vocals) James Duncan Mackenzie (Pipes, Flute) James Lindsay (Double Bass)

  • BBC Concert Recording - Ana Moura

    • Ana Moura

      De Quando Em Vez

    • Ana Moura

      Caso Arrumado

    • Ana Moura

      Fado vestido de Fado

  • Alistair Ogilvy

    • Alistair Ogilvy

      Rigs O' Rye

      Performers: Alistair Ogilvy (vocals) Tina Jordan Rees (keyboard) Kristan Harvey (fiddle)

    • Alistair Ogilvy

      Mary Morrison

      Performers: Alistair Ogilvy (vocals) Tina Jordan Rees (keyboard) Kristan Harvey (fiddle)

  • Genticorum

    • Genticorum

      Reel du Golfeur Celeste - Turlutte Hirsute

      Performers: Yann Falquet (guitar, jew's harp, vocals) Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (wooden flute, electric bass, fiddle, vocals) Pascal Gemme (fiddle, feet, vocals)

    • Genticorum

      La Belle En Vous Aimant

      Performers: Yann Falquet (guitar, jew's harp, vocals) Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (wooden flute, electric bass, fiddle, vocals) Pascal Gemme (fiddle, feet, vocals)

    • Genticorum

      Quand Chus Partie du Canada

      Performers: Yann Falquet (guitar, jew's harp, vocals) Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (wooden flute, electric bass, fiddle, vocals) Pascal Gemme (fiddle, feet, vocals)

  • BBC Concert Recording - Ana Moura

    • Ana Moura

      Vou Dar de Beber a Dor

    • Ana Moura

      Loucura

    • Ana Moura

      Fadinho Serrano

  • The Outside Track

    • The Outside Track

      Reel pour la fesse crampe + Neck Belly

      Performers: Norah Rendell (Vocals, Flutes, Whistles) Mairi Rankin (Fiddle, Vocal, Stepdance) Ailie Robertson (harp) Fiona Black (Accordion) Cillian O'Dalaigh (Guitar)

    • The Outside Track

      Turkish Reverie

      Performers: Norah Rendell (Vocals, Flutes, Whistles) Mairi Rankin (Fiddle, Vocal, Stepdance) Ailie Robertson (harp) Fiona Black (Accordion) Cillian O'Dalaigh (Guitar)

    • The Outside Track

      Beldrum House

      Performers: Norah Rendell (Vocals, Flutes, Whistles) Mairi Rankin (Fiddle, Vocal, Stepdance) Ailie Robertson (harp) Fiona Black (Accordion) Cillian O'Dalaigh (Guitar)

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