Ceòl ’s Dráma
Ceòl ’s Dráma
CCA Sauchiehall St.
18th June 2016
Ceòl ’s Dráma was the final event of our 2015/16 programme and was presented in partnership with An Lòchran.
The first part of the evening’s performance showcased the amazing talents being nurtured and developed at Glasgow’s Gaelic School.
A group of drama students under the direction of Artair Donald opened proceedings with a lively series of sketches.
Students from the school’s music department provided an amazingly diverse programme.
The set started with two excellent young pipers playing a set of marches and strathspeys.
The following acts included a fiddle ensemble with a set of traditional airs, excerpts from classical pieces featuring virtuoso accordion and violin performances, the school’s own ceilidh band “Creicte Leis” and, in a showstopping finale, the full school orchestra with a selection of movie theme tunes.
The standard of musicianship on display is a testament to the great work being done at Glasgow’s Gaelic School.
The second half of the evening’s entertainment featured the welcome return of Dàimh.
This “Gaelic supergroup” are long‐established favourites at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland, Europe and beyond. Recent accolades include last year’s award for the “Best Folk Band in Europe” at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and winner of “Folk Band of the Year” at the Scottish Trad Awards.
Founder members Angus MacKenzie, Gabe McVarish and Ross Martin (on pipes, fiddle and guitar respectively) are masters of Highland and Gaelic music. They have been joined by new recruits Murdo ‘Yogi’ Cameron on mandola and accordion and most recently by Ellen MacDonald on vocals.
This fantastic young Gaelic singer captivated the audience with her renditions of the heartbreaking “Gur h-E Mo Ghille Dubh Dhonn” and the beautiful “Dhannsamaid le Ailean”.
M.C Catriona Chaimbeul from the Gaelic School brought proceedings to a close, thanking all of the artists involved.