Mary Ann Kennedy + Finlay Wells (+ support)

ColumbaFest is proud to welcome the magnificent Mary Ann Kennedy + Finlay Wells for this stand-alone evening gig as part of the urban festival!

Mary Ann Kennedy + Finlay Wells (+ support)

About Mary Ann Kennedy + Finlay Wells (+ support)

Friday 7th June 2019
(Entry from 7.00pm)

ColumbaFest presents:

MARY ANN KENNEDY + FINLAY WELLS
+ Spoken word support
+ Late Night ColumbaFest Sessions

Brought up in Glasgow, Mary Ann Kennedy, widely known for her outstanding musical collaborations and broadcasting career, will perform songs from her new album, Glaschu.

‘These songs are the story of the Gaels in Glasgow before me, but it’s the also the story of every new arrival community in any city the world over – the themes are universal.’

A vibrant collection of vignettes, from the city’s main artery, the River Clyde, to street-life and markets, social deprivation and religious tension, and traditional Scottish sport and play.

Delivered with spirit, feeling and laughter, Glaschu tells the story of growing up as an urban Gael and revels in the wit and vivid songwriting of some of the great Glaswegian Gaels.

‘Mary Ann Kennedy is one of the finest interpreters of Gaelic song and an inspiring and vital force on the traditional Scots music scene.’ – Songlines Magazine

‘This is one from the heart… which finely expresses her commitment to Gaelic song as an ongoing culture.’ – Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman

Mary Ann is joined on stage by guitarist and long-time musical partner, Finlay Wells (Coast).

Finlay (Coast, Sorren MacLean) is one of the finest guitar players on the scene, gaining plaudits from the likes of producer, Jerry Boys. He has collaborated with Mary Ann for many years, on projects such as the Campbells of Greepe and Mary Ann’s debut album, An Dàn, developing a unique and highly intuitive style of accompanying Gaelic song that draws on his background in pop, rock and jazz.

Watercolour Music (Mary Ann Kennedy): http://www.watercolourmusic.co.uk/

Nutshell Music (Finlay Wells): https://www.nutshellmusic.co.uk

Spoken word support comes from Martin Wroe (http://martinwroe.com/) and Pádraig Ó Tuama (http://www.padraigotuama.com/).

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