Sunday, December 19, 2010

May I join the Irish Music session

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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

"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."

Holidays off to a musical start

"NEW BALTIMORE — The McKrells, a well-known Capital Region Irish-Bluegrass-World Roots style group, brought their own unique flavor to last Friday evening's concert at the New Baltimore Reformed Church.

Performing a selection of Christmas standards arranged with a McKrell twist, along with other songs, the band's warmth, humor and authenticity staved off the cold outside.

The New Baltimore hamlet is a quiet little place and as one entered the church doors and stepped into what is normally the chapel, it felt like being enveloped in a cocoon of good tidings and cheer."