Saturday 26 January 2013
Celtic Cousins @ Ceὸl ‘s Craic is a celebration of the best contemporary Gaelic musicians and the special connections they have with other Celtic artists.
We are delighted to welcome back some of our favourite musicians as well as some new acts including the wonderful Irish Sean Nos singer Pàdraig MacCathmhaoil.
A group of Celtic Cousins also based in Glasgow are the Breton band Askolenn who return to present their own exhilarating new arrangements of traditional songs in Breton, Gaelic and French.
Their performance will be followed by a special appearance by Richard James, founder member of Welsh seminal psych-folk band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. His musical collaborator GarethBonello is inspired by almost forgotten traditional Welsh songs and the music of the 60s folk revival. Together this duo creates intricate and beautiful modern folk music tinted with psychedelic edges.
A regular on the traditional music circuit, Mòd Gold Medalist and Scottish step dancer Joy Dunlop is well known for her skill as an interpreter of the Gaelic song tradition. Her audience can expect to be treated to a beautiful blend of ethereal vocals and imaginative arrangements that allow even those not versed in the language to experience the rich tapestry of Gaelic folklore.
Our Celtic Cousins programme begins on Tuesday 22 January with a screening of the haunting experimental documentary Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys! In this highly praised production the camera follows a group of Irish migrants from the 50s and 60s as they, sing, curse and laugh their way back to families and villages left a generation before.