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In January we're doing Celtic Connections.....

 

Happy New Year to you. Here at Mackintosh Queen's Cross, we've an eclectic and enjoyable selection of events for you.  Please tell your friends, and do come along.  Every booking supports the Society and Mackintosh Queen's Cross.

An Evening with Mairi Smith and Friends - Friday 16 January 2015

As part of Celtic Connections we are delighted to have Mairi Smith and Friends at Mackintosh Queen's Cross. The delicately earthy, sublimely elemental timbre of Lewis-born Mairi Smith’s voice, and her profound understanding of the Gaelic tradition, have made her one of Scotland’s most revered singers in any language.
Tonight she explores and celebrates the close Gaelic kinship between Scotland and Ireland, in company with sisters Tríona and Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, whose illustrious joint CV takes in work with Skara Brae, The Bothy Band, Relativity and Coolfin, as well as solo work and the recent supergroup T With the Maggies. Also featured are two of the younger Scottish singers that Smith continues to inspire, Brave soundtrack star Julie Fowlis and former Dàimh vocalist Calum Alex MacMillan.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15 and are available from the Celtic Connections.

 

Ganesh & Kumaresh with Trio AAB and Patsy Reid - Saturday 17 January 2015

Combining serious musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, Scotland’s Trio AAB – twin brothers Tom and Phil Bancroft, on drums and saxophone, and guitarist Kevin Mackenzie – cite influences that range from “post-Ornette bop to The Sound of Music”. Here they team up for an exciting and adventurous cross-cultural exchange with leading Indian violinists Ganesh and Kumaresh Rajagopalan, plus percussionist Anantha R Krishnan.

Joined by Anna Massie (guitar & mandolin), Signy Jakobsdóttir (percussion), Alistair Iain Paterson (piano & harmonium) and Ben Nicholls (double bass), award-winning fiddler Patsy Reid will be unleashing new material as well as serving up traditional and contemporary tunes from her highly acclaimed 2014 album, The Brightest Path.

Recently she’s contributed violin, viola and cello to albums by Duncan Chisholm, Tim Edey and Donald Shaw, toured India with Folk Nations and performed alongside Dougie Maclean and Kylie Minogue at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

Described by Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke has having “an accuracy and tone that many fiddlers only dream of”, Patsy is one of Scotland’s finest and most in-demand musicians. Combining folk and classical disciplines, Patsy has an ability to virtually sing through her instrument.

“Overflowing with honest expression and beautiful articulation” - Scotland On Sunday.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15 and are available from the Celtic Connections.

 


An Evening with Jimmie Macgregor and Friends - Saturday 24 January 2015

Now 84 years young, Glasgow’s own Jimmie Macgregor has enjoyed an astonishingly long and diverse career, working variously as a schoolteacher, quarryman, mortuary attendant, potter, illustrator, radio/TV presenter – and above all, of course, as one of Scotland’s most cherished and important folk musicians.

His long-time partnership with the late Robin Hall reached a TV audience of millions through their celebrated nightly appearances on the BBC’s Tonight show, and later on the White Heather Club, with many of their songs going on to become folk standards. Few performers can have anything like as many musical friends to pick from, so settle back for an evening of the choicest entertainment.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15 and are available from the Celtic Connections


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West End Festival

 

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