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Sharon Shannon, Seckou Keita & S.O.N  with Usher's Island

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Sharon Shannon, Seckou Keita & S.O.N with Usher's Island

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Sharon Shannon, Seckou Keita & S.O.N with Usher's Island

Celtic Connections

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Dates and times

Tuesday 22 January 2019
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Sharon Shannon’s music has always been wide open to the world, and never more so than on the stellar Irish accordionist’s latest album, 2017’s Sacred Earth, which runs a joyous gamut of global cross-fertilisation, from New England to West Africa, Louisiana to Shetland, with vocal tracks adding dashes of vintage pop, rockabilly and hip-hop. Her line-up here includes the album’s leading guest, Senegalese kora virtuoso Seckou Keita (also performing at the festival with Catrin Finch), and hotly-tipped Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Susan O Neill, together with Jim Murray (acoustic guitar), Sean Regan (fiddle/percussion/beatboxing) and Jack Maher (electric guitar/vocals).

Two years on from their première performance at Celtic Connections 2015, the self-titled debut album from Usher’s Island – comprising Planxty/Bothy Band veterans Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny and Paddy Glackin, plus Michael McGoldrick and John Doyle – resoundingly confirmed their status as today’s greatest Irish folk supergroup. “Masterfully crafted. . . dazzling acoustic interplay and exceptionally expressive vocals.” (World Music Central)

Venue

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

Open Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm

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