Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Celtic Connections 2011 Opening Concert to Feature Zakir Hussain « World Music Central.org

"he Celtic Connections Opening Concert: The Pulse of World featuring Zakir Hussain
will take place Thursday, 13 January, at 7:30pm at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium.

In a glittering, groundbreaking embodiment of Celtic Connections’ commitment to fostering international artistic collaboration, this year’s festival launches with The Pulse of the World, a brand new cross-cultural performance featuring the globally renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, together with a stellar array of Scottish and Irish traditional musicians including Patsy Reid (fiddle/viola), Charlie McKerron (fiddle), Ross Ainslie (small pipes/whistle), Matheu Watson (guitar, mandolin), John Joe Kelly (bodhran), Michael McGoldrick (flute, pipes and whistles) and the beautiful Hebridean singing of Jenna Cumming."

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