BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Shaun Davey, Bela Fleck
Concert from Celtic Connections 2016, with the BBC SSO, Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes) and Bela Fleck (banjo). Shaun Davey: The Brendan Voyage (excerpts). Bela Fleck: The Impostor.
Concert recorded last week at the City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Kate Molleson
The BBC SSO at Celtic Connections 2016 with two instrumental legends: Béla Fleck, banjo, and Liam O'Flynn, uilleann pipes.
Trad. Arr. A. O'Callaghan - Alborada
Liam O'Flynn - The Bridge
Shaun Davey - The Winter's End
Trad Arr. Liam O'Flynn - Port na bPucaí (The Music of the Spirits)
Liam O'Flynn - Knockaulin/The March of the Clans
Phil Cunningham - Farewell to Govan
Shaun Davey - Newfoundland
Béla Fleck - The Impostor (Banjo Concerto)
Conductor, Fergus Macleod
Liam O'Flynn, uillean pipes
Arty McGlynn, guitar
Rod McVey, keyboards
Bela Fleck, banjo
As part of the famous Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fergus Macleod, perform a piece first commissioned by the Nashville Symphony and premiered in 2011. Béla Fleck's Banjo Concerto "The Impostor" now has its European Premiere in City Halls, played by the 15-time Grammy-winner himself. It is his first solo-composed work.
Before the interval, the BBC SSO strings accompany Ireland's most revered uilleann piper, Liam O'Flynn, and his legendary colleagues Arty McGlynn, guitar, and Rod McVey, keyboard, in a selection of his previously orchestrated repertoire, including excerpts from Shaun Davey's "The Brendan Voyage".
An evening not to be missed.
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