The month of January can be quiet, the bright lights of Christmas have passed and the new year celebrations have died away. Celtic Connections is Glasgow’s winter festival, filling up the dreary month of January and I am thrilled to be part of the programme for 2019.
I have my own album launch, taking place in the New Auditorium of the Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 20th January. I’ll be joined by McFall’s Chamber, Harris Playfair and Iain Sandilands. I’m excited for this. It’s 4 years since my last solo release and it’s such a privilege to have the chance to launch it at this incredible festival.
I’ll also be with Blazin’ Fiddles and Karen Matheson on the 31st of January. We’ll be in the Kings Theatre and it’s a follow on from our summer tour of 2018 where we teamed up with Karen and spent week on the road in Scotland. We had a wonderful time and I was truly star struck to be on stage with Karen.
We’re over the moon to be revisiting the music for Celtic Connections.
Last but not least is the brilliant team of folk that is Deaf Shepherd. I still remember the day when the call came to fill in for Clare McLaughlin whilst she went on maternity leave. I was still studying and I couldn’t believe it! I went onto join the band and although it’s been a few years since we played it’s a joy to be together again to celebrate 25 years since the band began.
We’re in the Strathclyde Suite in the Royal Concert Hall on the 19th January.