The day will run from 12pm - 6pm.
presents ‘Coastal Connections’ – a spectacular a
one-off festival within a festival – a one day single-ticket
event across multiple spaces and stages of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. In
keeping with the festival’s strong commitment to roots music from and inspired
by the edge of the Atlantic, Glasgow’s iconic venue will host some of
Scotland’s greatest ‘Coastal’ bands and emerging artists along with a few
International surprises. Throughout the day there will be a packed programme of
talks, film, story-telling and workshops in a unique opportunity to celebrate
the rich heritage and diverse culture of the coasts and waters of
Coastal Connections will present musicians from over 20
Islands, coasts and peninsulas including Tiree-based Skerryvore,
Oban-founded Capercaillie, Hebridean super-group Daimh,
North Uist's Julie Fowlis, Orkney roots
groups Gnoss and Fara, Fiddler Gillian Frame from Arran, and Ceol Nan Eilean
from Benbecula. Cape Breton neighbours Miller | MacDonald | Cormier appear, along with John Somerville's Voyage of the Hector with Feis Rois, Esther Swift's The Flood, Lochaber based Ingrid
Henderson and award winning duo Anna & Mairearad from The Black
Isle/ Wester Ross.
The shore-to-shore journeys made by Scotland’s residents and visitors will be celebrated with a musical contribution from Ferry Tales, a forthcoming production from the National Theatre of Scotland, supported by Clyde and Hebridean Ferries operator, Caledonian MacBrayne.
Scotland’s waters can be treacherous, of course, and Coastal Connections will
also present Launch!: an immersive performance combining footage from
the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s film archive with live music. The
event, created by award-winning film curator Shona Thomson and sound
artist/beatboxer Jason Singh, will also feature a guest performance by
singer-songwriter Jenny Sturgeon of acclaimed alt-folk band, Salt House.
Funded through EventScotland’s International Programme supporting
Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.
Image Courtesy of Sean Purser.