One of the main themes running through next year’s Celtic Connections festival is paying homage to the late and great musicians who have left their mark on the current musical landscape.
The Opening Night will be a show dedicated to the remarkable Martyn Bennett, one of Scotland’s great musical visionaries. To commemorate ten years since his passing, the Opening Night of the festival will feature a full orchestration by experimental cross-genre classical violinist Greg Lawson of Bennett’s last great work, the album GRIT. It was a fearless album that drew from the great voices of the tradition like Lizzie Higgins and Sheila Stewart MBE and placed them against a soundscape of beats and samples and started the evolution of celtic fusion.
The concert will take place on Thursday 15th January, 7:30pm at the Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.