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Celtic Connections 2022

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

ALL Celtic Connections Shows 8pm start

Sarah Jane Scouten plus support

CANCELLED-refunds from point of purchase

Sunday 23rd January 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

David Latto plus support

Wednesday 26th January 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office

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Photographed in Wexford by Dara Munnis. @daramunnis

The Remedy Club plus support

Friday 28th January 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £14 from The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office

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Photo Credit Kris Kesiak

Jill Jackson-“Album Launch Show” plus Lady Nade

CANCELLED-refunds from point of purchase

Sunday 30th January 2022

The Old Fruitmarket Glasgow

Annabelle Chvostek plus Elaine Lennon

CANCELLED-refunds from point of purchase

Monday 31st January 2022

The Strathclyde Suite- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Rachel Baiman & Cahalen Morrison

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Tuesday 1st February 2022

The Strathclyde Suite- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Tickets £13 from from The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office

Gretchen Peters plus special guest Kim Richey

Friday 25th March 2022

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Rescheduled from 2nd June 2021

Original tickets still valid

Tickets £25 from, See Tickets, Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Unreserved Seating

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists. “If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as ‘On A Bus To St. Cloud,’” People Magazine wrote, “she has already earned herself a spot among country’s upper echelon of contemporary composers.”

Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her “both a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes,” and said her song “The Matador”, “moved me so greatly, I cried from the soles of my feet”, Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her 2015 album, ‘Blackbirds’, debuted at #1 on the UK Country chart and in the top 40 UK pop chart, and was awarded International Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

27th March 2022: Sam Outlaw

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Gig Guide

Sam Outlaw plus support

Sunday 27th March 2022

Oran Mor Glasgow

Tickets £20 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7pm, 7.45pm start

Venue layout-Standing

Sam Outlaw with his Nashville band.

Sam Outlaw’s third full-length album, Popular Mechanics, announces a creative reinvention for the “SoCal Country” singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. Inspired by family bonds and the great innovators of the 20th century, his latest project signals a restless desire to explore another side of himself.

“I wanted to do something I’d never done before,” he says. “A sound that fuses the country music elements I love, like the pedal steel, to the bombast of 1980s pop production: fretless bass, synthesizers, drum machines, and stacked vocals. My goal was to incorporate the full spectrum of my influences.”

The ambitious direction of Popular Mechanics may seem like a sudden shift from Outlaw’s country-leaning albums, Angeleno (2015) and Tenderheart(2017), but the gears actually started turning in early 2018 after Outlaw shelved some new material he recorded in Southern California. He recalls, “We ended up with some really great stuff, but I wasn’t satisfied. The songs felt like the beginning of something new but not the complete picture. I was also burned out from non-stop touring and my home life was suffering, so I decided to take a breath.At age 33, Sam released his debut album “Angeleno” in 2015. Produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder, “Angeleno” introduced Sam as a distinctly assured voice in the Country and Americana scene. The album garnered awards and critical acclaim from countless outlets. His follow-up album, “Tenderheart,” gave Outlaw his first foray into self-producing and further evolved his “So Cal Country” sound by introducing more elements of mainstream pop music.

Annie Keating Band plus support

Saturday 9th April 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £13 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Limited seating available

Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Allison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Patty, Griffin. This is a short list of the musicians Annie Keating has been compared to over the last twenty years. Keating writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe –in that way that only the best artists can — that all of it is worth the cost.
Talent spotted by BBC Radio’s Bob Harris, she has performed at leading festivals- Take Root (Netherlands), Glasgow Americana Festival, Maverick (UK), Buscadero (Italy) NXNE and The Brooklyn Americana Fest.
Sharing the bill with the likes of John Hiatt and Bon Iver, Keating has toured internationally in a dozen countries and in 2021 released a fifteen song tour de force – her 10th album “Bristol County Tides” – that shows this veteran artist at the peak of her powers.

Lau “Unplugged”

Thursday 21st April 2022

Rescheduled from 31st October2021

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets from The Queens Hall Box Office & Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- Reserved Seating

The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with sound and form; the results have always been complex and thrilling.

Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK’s best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s ‘Midnight and Closedown’ (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: “Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them”.

Now 2022’s ‘Unplugged’ concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.

Charm Of Finches plus support

Thursday 28th April 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make intricate, dreamy indie folk with many stringed things, awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure. The sister duo, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia.

Their 2019 sophomore album Your Company won the 2020 Independent Music Awards’ Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album and was nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria Best Folk Album Award and 2020 Australian Music Prize.

Their music has featured on ABC TV, ABC RN, Triple J, Double J and championed by community radio stations around Australia. They recorded their third full length album “Wonderful Oblivion” at home while working remotely with acclaimed Canadian producer Daniel Ledwell. It will be released 22nd October through New York-based label AntiFragile Music.

“folk purity…affecting and emotional” The Music

The Delines

plus Jerry Joseph

Wednesday 4th May 2022

Saint Luke’s Glasgow-

Tickets £20 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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Venue Layout- Part seated/part standing

Country-soul outfit, The Delines, return to Glasgow as part of a European tour this coming February with Jerry Joseph support. The Delines who are well known to Glasgow audiences will be returning with new material for this special date with the full line up.

The band hails from Portland, Oregon, where they have been working on new material over the past months before the lockdown which is set to be finished shortly. Look forward to new songs and older classics from their previous albums.

The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone( The Damnations, TX), the keyboard and horn work of Cory Gray, as well as Richmond Fontaine members: Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo, and Willy Vlautin.

Vlautin, the acclaimed novelist and songwriter for Richmond Fontaine, has penned all ten tracks. Vlautin’s book Lean on Pete was recently released as a major motion picture. Richmond Fontaine broke up in 2016 after releasing over ten records.

Jerry Joseph will be supporting and has just recorded his new album with the Drive-By Truckers featuring Jason Isbell which will be out this August 21st on Décor Records.

Charlie Parr plus support

Tuesday 10th May 2022

The Glad Cafe Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- Limited Unreserved Seating

Charlie Parr is an incorruptible outsider who writes novelistic, multi-layered stories that shine a kaleidoscopic light on defiant, unseen characters thriving in the shadows all around us.

He hasn’t moved to LA or Nashville; he’s stayed in the cold grey north of Minnesota, because that’s his home. Charlie makes his Smithsonian Folkways Recordings debut with ‘Last of The Better Days Ahead’, out worldwide  July 30, 2021.

Beth Nielsen Chapman plus support

Saturday 21st May 2022

City Halls Glasgow

Tickets £27/£25 (plus STBF) from www.ticketsglasgow.com In person:- City Halls & Glasgow Royal Concert Box Offices 0141 353 8000 & Tickets Scotland

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Doors 7pm, show starts at 8pm

Venue layout- reserved seating

If you are going to a Beth Nielsen Chapman concert get ready to laugh and cry and, well, just fasten your seat belt. One thing you can count on is one great song after another and some fascinating stories woven between them.
Twice Grammy-nominated Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman has released thirteen solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Indigo Girls, & Faith Hill’s Mega-hit This Kiss, ASCAP’S 1999 Song Of The Year. Her songs have been featured in film and TV and as an artist Beth’s work has been diverse, from singing in nine different languages on Prism (2007) to The Mighty Sky (2012) Grammy-nominated astronomy CD for kids of all ages in addition to her deeply moving body of work as a singer-songwriter throughout her other releases. 2014’s UnCovered in which she reclaims her hits, features legendary guests from Vince Gill to Duane Eddy. Sand & Water (1997), written in the wake of her husband’s death, was performed by Elton John to honor the memory of Princess Diana.

In the fall of 2016, Beth, along with Olivia Newton-John & Amy Sky created and toured behind an inspiring project called Liv On – A New Album to Aid & Comfort Those Experiencing Grief & Loss While Using the Power of Music To Heal. 
Inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2016, Beth is also a breast cancer survivor and environmentalist and considers herself a creativity midwife, passionate about inspiring others to fully blossom into their creative life.
Throughout her career, Beth has been in demand as a keynote speaker and teacher of workshops on creativity, songwriting, grief, and healing through art, using a unique inspiring approach to tapping into the creative process. She has also taught at Universities internationally including the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and the Berklee School of Music among others.


Hearts Of Glass, Beth’s 2018 album, riveting and sparse, is a powerful collection of songs that reach into the place within us where vulnerability meets strength which is often where Beth’s songs will take you, right into the center of the full beautiful dance of contradictions that inhabit love and life. 


Early next year Beth will debut “The SongSchool Podcast” which will feature legendary guest songwriters describing what they consider the “perfect song” as well as on the spot critiques for songs submitted, both live in the studio and down the phone line from the other side of the world. After the feedback, any songs that are rewritten and improved will be brought back to the show. All about making good songs GREAT! 


Most recently Beth has been invited to be an Ambassador for the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. http://www.tbhef.org

The fall of 2021 will bring the release of Beth’s 15th solo album along with a world tour starting in the UK. Working with legendary producer Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle) this one is going to be epic!

Boo Hewerdine plus support

Thursday 26th May 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £15 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- unreserved seating

For over 30 years Boo Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters. As lead singer of seminal band, The Bible through to his subsequent solo work and long-time collaboration with the incredible Eddi Reader he has become something of a national treasure.

He is in demand as a writer, producer and performer. Over a hundred of his songs have been covered by the likes of KD Lang, Kris Drever, Chris Difford, Heidi Talbot and Hannah Rarity. His last album ‘Before’ was recorded with supreme Danish multi- instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunggren. It garnered multiple five star reviews.


Since then he has released a lockdown EP, Singularities and 2022 sees a brand new album released on Reveal Records.  On this tour he will be singing songs from his new album and his extraordinary back catalogue. A naturally gifted raconteur his gigs are always a total joy.

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express

plus support

Sunday 29th May 2022

Rescheduled from 9th June 2021

The Glee Club Glasgow

Tickets £20 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- Part Seated/part standing

Chuck Prophet is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer is getting ready to put out a new album for 2020. Chuck started his wild ride as a kid back in 1984 when Green on Red plucked him out of Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight year ride and the recording of as many albums. Green on Red were seminal purveyors of American Roots-Rock and broke up in 1992 just before an entire movement followed in their wake. Since then Chuck has recorded thirteen amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake.

Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke, Alejandro Escovedo and Heart have recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Known for his blistering guitar style, which follows in the tradition of such players as Keith Richards and Alex Chilton while Prophet vocal styles have been compared to Dylan and Tom Petty.

Chuck’s never been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out and his last five records have been his best yet. Chuck’s live shows are second to none and has been touring Europe with his band the Mission Express sine the mid 90s with festival slots at Glastonbury, Southern Fried, Summertyne, Azkena, Roskilde etc including a recent Spanish tour with Dylan guitarist, Charlie Sexton in 2019. Chuck will be showcasing material from his new album alongside hits from his previous albums.

Madison Violet (no support)

Wednesday 1st June 2022

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £16 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
and Ticketweb

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

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With heart-wrenching song writing and luscious harmonies combined with the natural storytelling of folk, the rhythms of Americana and catchy pop hooks, Madison Violet have been captivating audiences and critics alike for two decades.

Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac met in Toronto in 1999, only to discover that their fathers sat next to each other in high school nearly 2000km away in Cape Breton. That longstanding, deep-rooted history is what ties the duo’s harmonies so tight, and lies at the core of their unparalleled musical connection and enthralling live show.

With nine albums to their credit – most recently 2019’s acclaimed Everything’s Shifting, inspired by love, loss and regret – the multi-instrumental duo has achieved an impressive list of accolades in their twenty years, including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album, a Critic’s Choice Award from Country Music People’s Magazine, and the John Lennon Song writing Grand Prize.

Madison Violet’s songs have featured in influential music magazine MOJO’s Top 10 playlist, as well as CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, and received a mass of international acclaim from outlets such as the BBC, Maverick Magazine, NPR and Germany’s WDR, where the duo feature on the station’s list of ‘Best Bands of All Time’. In a brief sojourn from their signature roots-based sound, their 2014 single These Ships was remixed and released on one of the largest US dance labels, Ultra Records, garnering over 1.2 million plays on Spotify (for that track alone), and counting.

Kris Drever & Rachel Baiman

Sunday 5th June 2022

The Queens Hall Edinburgh

Tickets £22/£18 The Queens Hall Box Office

Tickets Scotland Edinburgh 0131 220 3234

Bar opens 7pm, venue open 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue Layout- reserved seating

On the heels of their respective new solo albums, Scottish folk star Kris Drever (LAU), and Nashville-based Americana artist Rachel Baiman present a joint tour of the UK and Scotland in the Spring of 2022, featuring solo sets from each as well as unique collaborations drawing on their respective original material.

Acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Kris Drever has won multiple awards including seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Rosanne Cash, Eddi Reader, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita, The Lost Words: Spell Songs collective and many more.

With her 2017 debut ‘Shame’, Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman emerged as a fearless voice of the American female experience. ‘Shame’ was featured on NPR’s ‘Songs We Love’, called a “Rootsy Wake-up Call” by Folk Alley, and described by Vice’s ‘Noisey’ as “flipping off authority one song at a time.” On her new full-length album ‘Cycles’, Baiman has found a grittier musical medium for her signature unabashed and defiant songwriting, employing a majority-female team including co-producer Olivia Hally, known as the front woman of Indie-pop band Oh Pep!Drever and Baiman are both heavily steeped in folk traditions, yet happily influenced by modern sounds. Together they present a complimentary and transatlantic take on roots music, with stunning vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess.

Photo Jeff Fasano

Chris Smither plus Zak Trojano

Thursday 16th June 2022

Cottiers Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £17 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151
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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- unreserved seating

Honing his synthesis of folk and blues for over 50 years, Chris Smither, truly an American original, returns to the UK to perform music from his vast song catalogue in 2022.

A profound songwriter and captivating performer, Smither mesmerizes listeners with his guitar playing –melding the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt into his own signature guitar sound. His music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers and continues to earn accolades. Critics universally agree on Smither’s important contribution to contemporary music from five-star reviews in Mojo magazine to a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke’s best of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival performances in 2014.

Chris’ songs have appeared in films and TV shows and been covered by Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall, among others. Chris continues to tour festivals, music clubs and concerts halls all over the world.

“With a weary, well-travelled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” New York Times  

For this 2022 tour, Chris will supported by his friend, the excellent songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Zak Trojano.

The Handsome Family plus Daniel Knox

Saturday 10th September 2022

Community Central Halls Glasgow

Tickets £17.50 (plus STBF) from Tickets Scotland

0141 204 5151 and Ticketweb.co.uk

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Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Venue layout- unreserved seating

Odessa, originally released in 1994 and Milk And Scissors in 1996 will be re-released by Loose Music is 2020 and available for the first time in vinyl.

The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent.

Handsome Family songs take place in parking lots and big box stores, under overpasses and in airports. They sing about Custer’s last stand and automatic lawn sprinklers in the same song. Rennie’s lyrics often focus on the myriad creatures that live at the edges of the man-made world: the sparrows, rats, cockroaches and crows that share our cities.