Schedule 24th Jan
11-12:30 Festival New and Music – Presenter Mike Ritchie
12:30-14:00 CC on Campus in the GCU Students Association building
Jocelyn Pettit with Rav Sira & Ellen Gira / Megan Shearer / Calum McIlroy (Trio) / A Lack of Colour /
14:00 – Mike Ritchie – Guest Caroline Spence
15:00 – Gordon Hotchkiss – Guest Basco
16:00 – Gordon Hotchkiss – Guest Joel Gardner
17:00 – 19:00 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage –
Produced and Presented by Liz Clark for Celtic Connections
19:00 – 21:00 Live from CC on Campus show DLÙ / Gardening for Bumblebees /Tripple /
Spence from Charlottesville, Virginia now resides in Nashville is a gifted storyteller in her song writing, emerged in 2013 her debut ep You Know the Feeling. The same year Spence won American Songwriter’s Lyric Contest which highlighted her road to success . In 2015 debut album, ‘Somehow’ was if needed, father evidence of this talented artist , building up a growing appreciative audience all the time New album ‘Mint Condition’ will be out on May 3rd
Gigs at Celtic Connections
24th St Andrews In The Square with Steve Forbert
25th Oran Mòr with Gavin James
Tophøj – Violin / Hal Parfitt-Murray – Violin – lead singer/ Anders Ringgaard Andersen – Accordion / Ale Carr – Cittern
Basco from Denmark are no strangers to Celtic Connections and are delighted to be back. Mostly original material with the mic of Nordic – English – Celtic – Americana. Creating an ‘organic , soupy stew – full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Their 5 CD ‘Interesting Times’ in 2017 – quoted …”they have a certain something – a quirky way of amalgamating a range of European and North American traditional and sometimes classical and jazz influences that results in an intriguing and very rewarding listening experience”.
Gig At Celtic Connections Thurs 24th Jan in the Strathclyde Suite along with support Kalakan
guitarist and prolific songwriter, Joel Gardner is a refreshingly unique artist
with a diverse palette of inspired, original songs. He uses all parts of the
guitar to create melodic, catchy music with powerful, thought provoking lyrics.
His songs simply explode with positive energy. Performing and touring
extensively over two continents since 2015; his live performances vary from
emotive and intimate at his solo shows to uplifting and energetic with his
backing band behind him. His latest EP sold hundreds of copies worldwide and
received rave reviews.
Joel is a recipient of The Danny Kyle Open Stage’ finalist award in 2018 and is support at Mull Historical Society with Bernard Butler
Tonight 24th Jan at the CCA Sauchiehall Street