It’s all go go go (with a little bit of snow) up here in Glasgow where editor Jo Frost and I have spent the last few days. The jam-packed line-up at Celtic Connections has much to answer for in terms of lack of blogs (and sleep) as we try to cram as much in to our five days north of the border as is humanly possible.
The sheer of wealth of awesome acts has often meant making some tough choices and dashing between venues to catch 20 minutes or so of sets – all of which always leave us wanting more. Highlights so far have included Songlines favourites the Cecil Sharp Project (who are playing London tonight), King Creosote and Jon Hopkins, C W Stoneking, New Country Rehab, Fatou with Michael McGoldrick, KAN, Rua McMillan and many, many more…
But to be perfectly honest, it seems a real shame to be in a hotel room on my laptop when there’s a city to explore, more music to be heard and whiskey to be supped! So I’m going to sign off for now with a promise to report back in greater detail tomorrow.
In the meantime, here’s a nice video of Le Vent du Nord who performed last weekend: