The reunion of these two wonderful Irish singer-songwriters was long overdue and demand to see them was so much that not only did they sell out their scheduled gig at Celtic Connections but also sold out an added night too.
This was a truly magical evening in the Concert Hall in Glasgow.
Francis Black and Kieran Goss made a very welcome return to Celtic Connections after a 23 year absence however it was as if they had never been away. They wowed this capacity crowd with their beautiful melodic songs and fantastic craic. Both artists are hugely successful in their own right but put them together and they are phenomenal. From the outset Francis’s sile and laughter lit up this arena more than any lighting could and Kieran’s humour and craic had the audience laughing heartily in their seats.
This night however was not about the laughter and the craic but the music and Francis and Kieran entertained with classics such as Wall of Tears, Everybody Loves a Lover and Out of my Head. Encouraging the audience to sing along with them this was a truly memorable evening. Their encore song was Sonny’s Dream which had me singing that song all the way home.
Being apart for over two decades is far too long for this talented duo and I would sincerely hope that they cement this reunion with a new album and certainly hope that their fans don’t have to wait the same period before Francis Black and Kieran Goss grace our shores again.
Presenter @ Celtic Music Radio