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Scottish Highland Games coming to Haworth Park - Omaha World-Herald

2 hours 53 min ago

Omaha World-Herald

Scottish Highland Games coming to Haworth Park
Omaha World-Herald
Josh Haggin, president of Metro Area Kilted Throwers, said this year's event will add a “Celtic Festival” with bagpipe music, vendors and a beer garden. The Bellevue City Council approved holding the event during its Jan. 8 session. It will be held ...

Celtic Connections given green light to access Edinburgh Festival funding - The Scotsman

4 hours 39 sec ago

The Scotsman

Celtic Connections given green light to access Edinburgh Festival funding
The Scotsman
Glasgow's long-running winter music festival is to receive Edinburgh Festival funding for the first time to help some of its biggest shows to also be staged in the capital. Ahead of the launch of the 25th Celtic Connections, organisers have been told ...

Golden Bough brings Celtic charm to St. James series - Calaveras Enterprise

5 hours 22 min ago

Calaveras Enterprise

Golden Bough brings Celtic charm to St. James series
Calaveras Enterprise
Since 2001, Sierra has toured the United States and internationally with Golden Bough. Since its formation, Golden Bough has released more than 30 recordings. Members got the idea for their newest CD after performing at festivals, Highland games and ...

Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund to be opened up to Celtic Connections - The Scotsman

January 17, 2018 - 11:22pm

The Scotsman

Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund to be opened up to Celtic Connections
The Scotsman
Donald Shaw, artistic director of Celtic Connections, said: “Our festival is constantly striving to create unique and exciting collaborations for home-grown talent to deliver a real legacy for our country's musical landscape, whilst recognising the ...

Best bets: Jan. 17, 2018 - Hays Free Press

January 17, 2018 - 5:12pm

Hays Free Press

Best bets: Jan. 17, 2018
Hays Free Press
Celtic Festival. Head to the San Marcos Activity Center on Jan. 28 from noon-6 p.m. for this free celebration of St. Brigid's day – considered the first day of spring in Ireland. The festival will feature traditional Irish and Celtic music, art and ...

A new gaelic song - Isle of Man Today

January 17, 2018 - 5:11pm

Isle of Man Today

A new gaelic song
Isle of Man Today
Local group Biskee Brisht made it two in a row after winning the 2018 Arrane Son Mannin competition at the weekend. Performing a song, entitled 'Dty Skeealyn', which translates as 'Your Stories', the band won the first prize of £300, sponsored by ...

Get your fix of Irish tunes at the Music Hall's third annual Celtic Night - Charleston City Paper

January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Charleston City Paper

Get your fix of Irish tunes at the Music Hall's third annual Celtic Night
Charleston City Paper
The Daniels features Charleston natives Jeff Castle (guitar, vocals) and Ellie Jos (violin), whose styles draw from traditional Celtic singer-songwriters. Castle has been a working musician for 20 years, performing solo and as a member of several ...

Internationally-renowned songwriter Simon Kempston set for Ulverston return - NW Evening Mail

January 17, 2018 - 4:34pm

Internationally-renowned songwriter Simon Kempston set for Ulverston return
NW Evening Mail
SCOTTISH songwriter Simon Kempston makes a long-awaited return to Ulverston for a live appearance in February. The highly-regarded fingerstyle guitarist will be back at the Sports and Social Club, in Priory Road, on Friday 2 after a six year absence ...

Shetland Folk Festival line-up announced - Shetland Times Online

January 17, 2018 - 11:38am

Shetland Times Online

Shetland Folk Festival line-up announced
Shetland Times Online
Also performing at Celtic Connections this year are Vair, whose album launch at last's year festival secured a packed room. Citing traditional Shetland, Scottish and Irish folk and American bluegrass as their influences, their aim is to make music for ...

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Celtic Connections: A unique tribute to John Martyn and Martyn Bennett - HeraldScotland

January 17, 2018 - 11:31am

HeraldScotland

Celtic Connections: A unique tribute to John Martyn and Martyn Bennett
HeraldScotland
NOW a quarter of a century old and more popular than ever before, Celtic Connections puts the very best Scottish musicians on stage – and in workshops – alongside outstanding talent from around the world. An undeniable highlight of the cultural ...

Making the Grade: Jan. 17 - Omaha World-Herald

January 17, 2018 - 7:03am

Omaha World-Herald

Making the Grade: Jan. 17
Omaha World-Herald
A Scottish Highland Games. If everything goes as planned, Haworth Park will be the site of a unique brand of athletic competition April 7 and 8 as men dressed in kilts take their turns in a test of strength tossing and throwing such objects as stones ...

Music preview: Jim Gilchrist picks his Celtic Connections highlights - The Scotsman

January 17, 2018 - 4:14am

The Scotsman

Music preview: Jim Gilchrist picks his Celtic Connections highlights
The Scotsman
There's a busy programme, too, at the Old Fruitmarket, ranging from the super-trio of Drever McCusker Woomble and Celtic Connections regular Brian Kennedy to a Bardic celebration on 25 January from the 12-strong Band of Burns, a cross-genre Northern ...

Your guide to the 2018 Illawarra Folk Festival at Bulli Showground - Illawarra Mercury

January 17, 2018 - 1:56am

Illawarra Mercury

Your guide to the 2018 Illawarra Folk Festival at Bulli Showground
Illawarra Mercury
... Honey & Knives, The Northern Folk and The Protesters. The internationals include Irish songstress Eleanor McEvoy, US country music star Kevin Welch, Irish band Breaking Trad, Canada's The Small Glories and The Beez from Germany. There are also ...

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Nibbles: Tartan, “The Art of Sauté” and supper in Sargentville - The Ellsworth American

January 16, 2018 - 7:02pm

The Ellsworth American

Nibbles: Tartan, “The Art of Sauté” and supper in Sargentville
The Ellsworth American
Do you trace your roots back to the Stewarts, Campbells, MacPhersons or some other Scots clan? Dig out your tam or kilt and head to Bangor Celtic Crossroads' Robert Burns Night/Supper from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Bangor Masonic Center at ...

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Lineup for Sudbury festival taking shape - The Sudbury Star

January 16, 2018 - 5:52am

The Sudbury Star

Lineup for Sudbury festival taking shape
The Sudbury Star
'Folk-trash' rocker Lisa LeBlanc will kick off this year's Northern Lights Festival, which is set for July 6-9 in Sudbury's Bell Park. Leblanc, from Rosaireville, N.B., will headline the festival on Friday, July 6, Northern Lights Festival organizers ...

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Celtic Connections star Dougie MacLean on music, family and Caledonia: the song that became a legend - HeraldScotland

January 15, 2018 - 4:07pm

HeraldScotland

Celtic Connections star Dougie MacLean on music, family and Caledonia: the song that became a legend
HeraldScotland
Between 2005 and 2016 the MacLeans organised the successful Perthshire Amber Festival. It took a break last year, and they say they have yet to decide whether there will be a festival this year. MacLean has just done a CD of Burns songs; he has a ...

Profile: Celtic Connections at 25 | The National - The National

January 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

The National

Profile: Celtic Connections at 25 | The National
The National
THE doubters said it wouldn't work. Particularly in January when the weather is bad and finances are worse. When the idea of a festival celebrating trad music was first mooted 25 years ago it wasn't just January that was the problem, however. At the ...
Robert McNeil's week ahead: Get set for Celtic Connections ...HeraldScotland
Music preview: Jim Gilchrist picks his Celtic Connections highlights ...The Scotsman
The National Whisky Festival returns to Glasgow this weekend ...Glasgowist

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Profile: Celtic Connections at 25 | The National - The National

January 15, 2018 - 3:02pm

The National

Profile: Celtic Connections at 25 | The National
The National
THE doubters said it wouldn't work. Particularly in January when the weather is bad and finances are worse. When the idea of a festival celebrating trad music was first mooted 25 years ago it wasn't just January that was the problem, however. At the ...
Robert McNeil's week ahead: Get set for Celtic Connections ...HeraldScotland
Music preview: Jim Gilchrist picks his Celtic Connections highlights ...The Scotsman
The National Whisky Festival returns to Glasgow this weekend ...Glasgowist

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Robert McNeil's week ahead: Get set for Celtic Connections - HeraldScotland

January 15, 2018 - 4:01am

HeraldScotland

Robert McNeil's week ahead: Get set for Celtic Connections
HeraldScotland
CELTIC Connections, the music festival, might mean many things to many people. It's not just a festival that links different aspects of Celtic musical culture. It links Celtic musical culture to other musical cultures. It's a festival of many, for ...

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Robert McNeil's week ahead: Get set for Celtic Connections - HeraldScotland

January 15, 2018 - 4:00am

HeraldScotland

Robert McNeil's week ahead: Get set for Celtic Connections
HeraldScotland
CELTIC Connections, the music festival, might mean many things to many people. It's not just a festival that links different aspects of Celtic musical culture. It links Celtic musical culture to other musical cultures. It's a festival of many, for ...

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