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Mary Ann Kennedy Live from Celtic Connections 2

Mary Ann Kennedy presents highlights from 2015's Celtic Connections festival. Featuring performances by Taraf de Haidouks, Songhoy Blues and Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino.

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.

On the line-up tonight is one of world music's classic bands, Taraf de Haidouks, who for 25 years have taken the energy and intensity of Romanian gipsy music to the world; Songhoy Blues, a young desert blues punk band from Timbuktu in Mali; and Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino from southern Italy, one of the country's oldest folk bands but now in its second generation, refreshing the songs and dances of Puglia's pizzica and tarantella traditions.

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 second of two live late-night sessions from Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts, each featuring some of the best acts from the Festival. It is part of BBC Music's extensive coverage of Celtic Connections, also featuring on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC2 TV in Scotland, and BBC Music Online.

Tickets available from the BBC Tickets website from Friday 16th January.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 23 Jan 2015 23:00

Music Played

  • Taraf de Haïdouks

    Cold Snowball

  • Taraf de Haïdouks

    The Fields are Blooming

  • Taraf de Haïdouks

    Where do you come from, dear lady?

  • Taraf de Haïdouks

    Dance Suite A La Clejani

  • Taraf de Haïdouks

    Trin Patrea

  • Taraf de Haïdouks

    I'll tell you how it is in the other world.

  • Deep Sea Canoe Movement

    Doxology

    • World Music Archive - Music Plant, Oceans (Solomon Islands).
  • Deep Sea Canoe Movement

    Jesus you are the King of Glory

    • World Music Archive - Music Plant, Oceans (Solomon Islands).
  • Deep Sea Canoe Movement

    Alleluia

    • World Music Archive - Music Plant, Oceans (Solomon Islands).
  • Deep Sea Canoe Movement

    Eri ah oru ah

    • World Music Archive - Music Plant, Oceans (Solomon Islands).
  • Deep Sea Canoe Movement

    Great and Marvellous

    • World Music Archive - Music Plant, Oceans (Solomon Islands).
  • Songhoy Blues

    Sekou Oumarou

  • Songhoy Blues

    Ai Tchere Bele

  • Songhoy Blues

    Irganda

  • Songhoy Blues

    Al Hassidi Terei

  • Songhoy Blues

    Soubour

  • Mbendjele people from the Pemba village

    Malobe

    • World Music Archive - Music Planet, Jungles (Congo).
  • Mbendjele people from the Pemba village

    Water Play

    • World Music Archive - Music Planet, Jungles (Congo).
  • Mbendjele people from the Pemba village

    Ceremony of the spirit of the forest

    • World Music Archive - Music Planet, Jungles (Congo).
  • Mbendjele people from the Ibamba village

    Ceremony of the spirit of the forest

    • World Music Archive - Music Planet, Jungles (Congo).
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

    Pizzica Indiavolata

  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

    tieneme tata

  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

    dumenica matina

  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

    solo andata

  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

    rirollalla

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