Gaels le Chèile @ Ceòl ‘s Craic
17 January 2014, CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a sold out performance featuring the cream of both established and emerging talent on the Gaelic/Gaelige music scene.
The Friel Sisters, born in Glasgow but firmly rooted in the Donegal tradition, opened proceedings with a dynamic set of songs and tunes featuring fiddle, harp, uilleann pipes and introducing the Tibetan singing bowl! The girls were joined tonight by renowned guitarist Grigor Lowrie.
Next up was button accordionist, Paddy Callaghan with a display of the electrifying playing which has seen him win the title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2013. Adam Brown provided percussive rhythm guitar.
Laoise Kelly is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest solo harper and has appeared with the foremost performers in the world of Celtic traditional music. The Mayo born virtuoso brought the first half to a close with a breath-taking performance combining technical brilliance and infectious musical exuberance.
The second half of the evening was devoted to the debut appearance of Urban Teuchtars. Fronted by Kathleen MacInnes and Sineag MacIntyre and boasting a backline of crack musicians the audience witnessed a blistering set from what is sure to become one of the leading bands on the traditional music scene.
M.Cs Peader Ó Muircheartaigh and Muireann Kelly brought proceedings to a close by inviting all the artists back on stage for a storming instrumental finale.
This fantastic 10th birthday party for Ceòl ‘s Craic was a collaboration with Gaels le Chèile and Celtic Connections and was sponsored by Hebrides Haulage.
Watch a film clip of the Urban Teuchtars at Gaels Le Chèile @ Ceòl ‘s Craic here