Opening Night: Syne of the Times

Celtic Connections 2019: Over 60 budding talents will assemble onstage alongside revered performers to kick off the Uk's premier celebration of celtic music!

Opening Night: Syne of the Times

About Opening Night: Syne of the Times

Celtic Connections’ first 25 years have witnessed the emergence of myriad young Scottish musicians, many going on to attain headline status - and plenty nowadays who weren’t even born when the festival began. Tonight’s concert inaugurates 2019’s theme of passing traditions between generations, and also marks 15 years since Harvest, 2004’s landmark opening show which teamed a battalion of then-youngsters - including such now-familiar names as Anna Massie, Rua MacMillan, Rachel Newton, Megan Henderson and Mairearad Green - with top Celtic soloists.

Here, alongside a number of revered performers from the folk scene some 60-70 budding talents will assemble onstage, selected from the 45 Fèisean now held annually around Scotland, Orcadian youth music project Hadhirgaan and the extraordinary Galician folk orchestra SonDeSeu. Working with the original composers, they’ll perform newly arranged excerpts of the Fèis Rois commissions Kin & the Community by Duncan Chisholm, Lauren MacColl’s The Seer, and Donald Shaw’s Harvest itself, along with appearances by Dàimh, Aidan O’Rourke & Brighde Chaimbeul and some additional very special guests!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Opening Night: Syne of the Times are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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