Following on from two critically acclaimed solo albums, Alex Rex returns to Celtic Connections for the exclusive launch of his new album ANDROMEDA. The founding member of Trembling Bells will perform songs of love, loss and loathing and is joined by special guest Mike Heron (Incredible String Band).
Lavinia Blackwall is well known for her previous work in Trembling Bells, who released seven albums, all met with critical acclaim. She has also worked as a performer and arranger with Nick Garrie, Kaleidoscope, Mike Heron and Bonnie Prince Billy. Her new solo material is a rich tapestry of lyrical melodies and beautifully arranged song smithery ably accompanied by ‘Stilton’, the talents of Marco Rea ( The Wellgreen, Euros Childs) Jim McGoldrick (The Wellgreen) and Seb Jonsen(Helicon and The Tomorrow Syndicate).
Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia's Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages great and small, from the Royal Opera House in London to the Morden Tower in the old city walls of Newcastle.
Boss Morris is an all female Morris Dancing side that sprang up out of the five valleys of Stroud, Gloucestershire in 2015. The ten-strong group of dancers now regularly hop and perform across the UK with their unique take on the traditional English Folk dance.