Allan Macdonald and Cathal McConnell
In a change to the published programme we’re delighted to welcome two legends of the Scottish and Irish folk scene this coming Monday. Allan Macdonald and Cathal McConnell will be lighting up the Traverse Bar with wonderful music and irreverent chat. Allan and Cathal are standing in for Lori Watson who is unwell. Lori’s gig will be rescheduled for the autumn programme. Any tickets previously purchased for Lori will be good for Allan and Cathal’s show.
“The single most important living source of Gaelic musical culture”
– John Purser
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. One of his myriad gifts is to make pibroch accessible and lovable. His work as a scholar-performer reuniting seventeenth-century piping with its Gaelic roots is influencing a whole generation of pipers.
“A walking repository of traditional music and song”– Jim Gilchrist
County Fermanagh-born Cathal McConnell is a world-renowned musician and singer with “The Boys of the Lough”, a group of which he is a founder member over 45 years ago.
From his earliest day he has collected and shared songs of a diverse nature and continues to entertain and share his love of music and song, whether it be at the Carnegie Hall or amongst friends in a remote pub session in Ireland.
Tickets: £11 each
Date: Monday 18 February 2019
Doors open: 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm
Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh