22 September 2018, Webster's Theatre. 416 Great Western Road

Oidhche Americana

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Webster’s Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, G4 9HZ

Doors open : 7.15pm

For this year’s Oidhche Americana Ceòl ’s Craic has decamped ‘Way Out West’ to Webster’s Theatre on Great Western Road.

Oidhche Americana is a celebration of the historic links between traditional Gaelic song and Americana music. This year’s event takes inspiration from the Country songs which depict the often problematic relationship with the bottle and the journey from HonkyTonk to heartbreak!

Iain MacKay has long been celebrated as one of the finest traditional singers on the Gaelic scene. This year’s Oidhche Americana sees him make an eagerly awaited return to the Glasgow stage accompanied by long-time musical collaborators Alex Murdo MacLeod (accordion) and Charlie MacLeod (guitar).

Willie Campbell is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters and is surely one of our most prolific and hard-working artists. Willie’s deep-rooted love of Americana and Country music informs many of his compositions and is especially apparent on recent album releases. Ainsley Hamill is best known as vocalist with traditional folk band Barluath but for this event she’ll be joining Willie Campbell on stage to provide some high, lonesome, Country-style harmonies.

Bensider was originally intended to be a solo project by singer/songwriter Graham MacIver but over time it has developed into a collective of talented musicians who provide an exhilarating musical backdrop to Graham’s songs. Much of his original material is inspired by his upbringing on the Isle of Lewis.

Renowned broadcaster John Carmichael joins us again to act as M.C.

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Club Film

Wednesday 19th September 2018,
Community Central Hall,
292-316 Maryhill Road G20 7YE

7.15pm Free admission.

Picking up on the drinking theme of this year’s Oidhche Americana event, we are screening a fascinating documentary investigating the lives of a diverse group of musicians who perform in bars and clubs throughout Scotland.

(6.30pm. Join language tutor Janet Evans for a Gaelic conversation session for learners before the event).

Find out more at www.ceolscraic.org




About Ceól ’s Craic

Established in 2004 Ceòl ‘s Craic is a year round programme of the best in contemporary Gaelic culture. Aimed at a non-Gaelic as well as a fluent audience, our events inspire debate on what contemporary Gaelic culture is and who it is for.

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    Oidhche Americana


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