20 Jan - 6 Feb 2022

The Paul McKenna Band with HEISK and TRIP


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29th Jan 2022
Saint Luke's
£16.50* includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Seating Type
Celtic Connections 2022

Fronted by one of Scotland’s most eloquently expressive vocalists and songwriters, the Paul McKenna Band forge a dynamic alloy of Scottish and Irish traditional roots with contemporary acoustic pop. Over their 15-year career, McKenna’s arresting original compositions have come increasingly to the fore – as heard on their latest album, 2019’s Breathe –powerfully and imaginatively backed by Robbie Greig (fiddle), Conal McDonagh (pipes/whistles), Conor Markey (banjo/bouzouki/guitars) and Ewan Baird (percussion).

Originally inspired by the late-night maelstrom of Celtic Connections’ Festival Club, all-female sextet HEISK deliver a high-octane blend of Celtic and international folk with funk, pop and even disco. Their line-up of fiddles, viola, accordion, electroharp, keyboards and drums has filled dancefloors far and wide, and won glowing reviews for 2021’s self-titled debut album.

Uniting the kindred Celtic traditions of Scotland, Ireland, Northumbria and the Isle of Man, fellow six-piece TRIP’s vibrant vocal/instrumental mix interweaves both contemporary and original material. Tonight’s show launches their debut album, A Drop for Neptune.

Venue details

Saint Luke's
17 Bain Street
G40 2JZ
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