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Auld Lang Syne: BBC SSO & Special Guests

Auld Lang Syne: BBC SSO & Special Guests


Auld Lang Syne: BBC SSO & Special Guests


Celtic Connections

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Saturday 25 January 2020
7:30PM - 10:00PM
As a kind of follow-up or companion-piece to 2018’s magnificent Òrain nan Gàidheal show at Celtic Connections, which matched the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with the power and beauty of Gaelic song – and also as a sumptuous pre-Burns Night musical feast – tonight’s concert celebrates Scotland’s proud recent history of orchestrating the Bard’s iconic song canon. 

Our starting-point is the late great Kevin McCrae’s wonderful arrangements for Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns, premièred at Celtic Connections 2003 with the RSNO, who also featured on the subsequent album. With Reader reprising her pick of this material, she and fellow singers Karen Matheson, Jarlath Henderson and Shona Donaldson – collectively highlighting Burns’s presence and influence across genres, geography and languages – also front the orchestra in a selection of later such works, together with brand-new treatments by contemporary arrangers.

Venue Map


Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

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