During James Grant’s debut gig with the 14-strong, Greg Lawson-led Hallelujah Strings at Celtic Connections 2016, the famously thrawn, laconic ex-Love and Money frontman – now an outstanding solo artist – found himself waxing uncharacteristically rhapsodic. “I’m so totally loving this,” he enthused at one point. “It’s been a total gas”. After that show became Grant’s first live album, he returns to the scene and the same “rockestral” format, to unveil new compositions and cover-songs alongside L&M classics.
Declan O’Rourke released his third new single In Painters’ Light on November 27, as excitement builds towards the release of his forthcoming Paul Weller produced album Arrivals due on February 5 2021 via eastwest records. O’Rourke’s last album Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine, documented rare first-hand accounts from that devastating period of Irish history and garnered numerous awards. His writing is much admired and covered by fellow artists, most notably his classic 2004 song “Galileo” which has been recorded by Eddi Reader and Josh Groban amongst others.
Singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, film and TV composer, Siobhan Wilson was born in Elgin, Scotland, UK. She is a trained cellist from St Mary's Music School of Edinburgh and pianist, guitarist, and composer. Siobhan has 14 years of live touring and studio production experience in New York, Paris and Scotland. After a 5 year stay in Paris, France, has returned to the UK where she has become one of Scotland's most exciting artists.
Zoë Bestel’s ethereal vocals, poignant melodies and stirring lyrics have positioned her as one of Scotland’s most captivating young singer-songwriters. The award-winning Glasgow based nu-folk musician has captivated audiences across Denmark, Germany, Finland, Norway, and the Czech Republic.
*This performance will be available to watch for one week after the live date to accommodate different time zones.
This performance is included in the Celtic Connections 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.