As usual January is brought to life with a few trips over to Glasgow, to attend some Celtic Connections concerts.
The first concert had Eabhal – a great young band, with a superb performance; and The Outside Track, who have been established a bit longer but get together less frequently, coming from Canada, Ireland and Scotland. A good start to the festival.
The second concert a few days later had The Canny Band as support (another great young band), with the stalwart Cathal McConnell in his trio with Karen Marshalsay (harp) and Kathryn Nicoll on fiddle. Cathal was up to form, entertaining and with magnificent musicianship.