Celtic Connections is now over half way done, and it is looking like another successful year. The mix of folk, world, rock, blues and Americana is proving to attract wide audiences, and the off-the-wall events too, are bringing ‘em in.
Amongst the early events that I saw, was Shamrock City’a concert (on 18 Jan) built around a new music and film project about to be launched by well-known Irish-American band Solas. The project is based on the history of Irish immigrants to America, especially the large number of them who travelled to Butte, Montana to work in the booming copper mines at the turn of the 20th century.
|Mines in Uptown Butte|
All together now!
|Levon Helm. The Band's drummer|