Dates and 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 youngsters with top Celtic soloists.
Here, some 60-70 budding talents will assemble onstage, selected from the 45 Fèisean now held annually around Scotland, Orcadian youth music project Hadhirgaan, and Galician folk orchestra SonDeSeu. Working with the original composers, they’ll perform newly arranged excerpts of Duncan Chisholm’s 2007 Blas festival commission Kin, Lauren MacColl’s The Seer, commissioned by Fèis Rois, and Harvest itself, along with material by Dàimh, Aidan O’Rourke and Brighde Chaimbeul and additional Pan Celtic special guests.