Schedule 23rd Jan
11-12:30 Ian Oliphant – Guest Gardening for Bumblebees
12:30-14:00 CC on Campus in the GCU Students Association building
Calum Mackenzie Jones / Shelagh MacKay Jones / Glasgow University Folk Music Group / McLaren and MacInnes / Corina
14:00 – Stewart Fenwick – Guest Kathy Mattea
15:00 – Gordon Hotchkiss – cast members from The Bairns o’ Blythman
16:00 – Festival New and Music – Presenter Gordon
15:00 19:00 – Danny Kyle Open Stage –
Produced and Presented by Liz Clark for Celtic Connections
Gardening for Bumblebees
Sam Begbie and Joe Doyle
Bumblebees- Sam Begbie and Joe Doyle
This Glasgow Based Indie , folk duo finished off a very successful year of recording and gigin at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut at a sell out concert in December. The are currently getting their album together for early release with newly written material and some ‘old favourites’
As well as the showcase and gig at CC Cali on Campus on the 24th – concert broadcast live by CMR- they appear with Sam Reider & The Human Hands on 25th Jan in the Drygate Brewery.
CC on Campus in the GCU Students Association building
Today’s artists appearing at CC on Campus are – Calum Mackenzie Jones / Shelagh MacKay Jones / Glasgow University Folk Music Group / McLaren and MacInnes / Corina
Free concert between 12 – 2:30
The Bairns o’ Blythman Show
Today’s studio guests are some of the cast from The Bairns o’ Blythman Show
And include Jimmie MacGregor / Iona Fyfe / Arthur Johnstone and Gavin Paterson
The Bairns o’Blythman Show Sunday 27th Jan at The Tron Theatre
The contribution of Morris Blythman to the passing traditions between generations of folk singers and musicians is almost certainly unmatched. Born in 1919, described as the powerhouse behind the so-called “father of the folk revival”, his close friend and comrade Hamish Henderson, Blythman played a pivotal role in blazing a trail for the Scottish song tradition.
Morris Blythman started the very first Folk Club in Scotland so in a very real sense, all of us who sing Scottish songs are the ‘Bairns o’ Blythman’. Morris died far too soon in 1981, but 2019 marks his centenary year (as it also does for Hamish Henderson). This concert, featuring several generations of folk singers and musicians celebrates the songs, poetry and legacy of a man whose work continues to inspire the generations that followed him.
Featuring Jimmie MacGregor, Alastair McDonald, Arthur Johnstone, Gavin Paterson, Maeve Mackinnon, Iona Fyfe and Jimmy Ross.
Musical direction by Alastair McDonald and Gavin Paterson