The Tradition, and breathing new life into old songs at The Glasgow Ballad Workshop

On 17th January, the Glasgow Ballad Workshop stages a concert with a significant Gaelic content that fuses with traditional Scottish song, and features –
KENNA CAMPBELL, one of a family of singers and pipers from the Isle of Skye, who has combined a long performing career with a deep desire to pass on what she herself has learned to younger generations of performers.  Kenna has acquired a highly-respected combination of authority and experience through formal training and through the traditional musical background that has seen her acknowledged as one of Gaeldom's primary musical and cultural tradition-bearers. Kenna was principal tutor in Gaelic Song of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) degree course in Scottish Music from the inception of the course in 1996 to 2013.
An outstanding singer and fiddler – that’s JO MILLER. Jo has a particular interest in bringing songs to life from the page, such as the ballads of the 19th century singer Mary McQueen. Jo has transcribed the songs and the repertoires of many singers for publications such as ‘Come gie’s a sang’ (1995) and ‘Up yon wide and lonely glen’ (2012). For many years Jo taught ‘Singing Stirling’ and currently supports ‘Our Front Room’, a house group of singers in Stirling.
A leading light in the Gaelic musical scene, ALLAN MacDONALD is in demand internationally as a composer, musical director, piper, singer, workshop leader, and lecturer on Gaelic music. Allan has developed the talent of singing while accompanying himself on the bellows-blown cauld wind pipes, and manages to be a wonderful communicator and entertainer.
The concert is held in the AVANT GARDE Music Bar in King Street, Glasgow, running from 1pm to 4pm
TICKETS are £10 and £8 concession.
We need you to book with us before you come – space is limited, so please, please…
email: neilsonanne@ymail.com or phone 01355 239592 to book your place.

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