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Friday 15 January 2016
Celtic Connections - Ireland 2016
The first of four visits to this year's Celtic Connections tonight when Mrs CC, her mother and I head to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to see Ireland 2016 - part of a year long international programme of centenary events commemorating the 1916 Easter Uprising.
The concert features The Chieftains and guests including apparently Kris Kristofferson.How good will that be?
Even I as the only non- Irish member of the party am beside myself with excitement and anticipation.
The Chieftains are of course renowned for their collaborations. There are four of their records on the shelves with the likes of Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor, Ry Cooder, Rolling Stones and a host of Americana luminaries sharing the stage.
From the album of the same name we have Mick Jagger's version of The Long Black Veil - obviously not a patch on the Lefty Frizzell version the one that all other artists must bow down before.
Followed by a track from their Americana album Voice of Ages
I will follow up with a review post in due course
The Chieftains with Mick Jagger - The Long Black Veil
The Chieftains with The Low Anthem - School Days Over