Whitburn to appear at Celtic Connections

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Whitburn Band is looking forward to performing at Celtic Connections for the first time in the band’s history this weekend. 

The international event, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, focusses on traditional Scottish and folk music. 

Whitburn, the current Scottish, Scottish Open and Grand Shield champion, will perform at a concert with Lau, a former winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

 

Also playing will be American folk artist Sam Amidon, BBC Young Folk award winner Brighde Chaimbeul, The Pictish Trail, and writer Jaimini Jethwa who will perform an excerpt of her play ‘The Last Queen of Scotland’.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 9.00pm at the Centre of Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street.

 

 

Whitburn Band Manager Charlie Farren commented: "The band is delighted to be playing at Celtic Connections. It is one of the highlights of the Scottish cultural calendar and marks the start of a busy period for Whitburn."

Following the concert, Whitburn will continue preparations for the regional championships where it aims to retain the Scottish Championship title for the first time in 25 years.

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