Celtic Connections on Campus is back at GCU

26 January 2017

Celtic Connections will be back at GCU in 2017.

Celtic Connections will be back at GCU in 2017.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students are once again showcasing their skills at Celtic Connections on Campus, a free concert series running at the University from January 23 to 27. 

BSc Audio Technology and BSc Audio Systems Engineering students are supporting live sets on campus, as well as Celtic Connections performances at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, in partnership with Celtic Music Radio.

The series of concerts feature up-and-coming talent behind the scenes and in front of the mic, drawn from Scotland’s universities, colleges, schools and beyond.

Senior Lecturer Patrick Quinn, of the School of Engineering and Built Environment, is leading the project. He said: “GCU is delighted to be once again hosting Celtic Connections on Campus after its incredibly successful debut last year when we welcomed hundreds of music lovers from across the world to a fantastic series of concerts.

“We gave many music fans their first glimpse of emerging talent such as BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 finalist, Iona Fyfe, and we have an equally exciting line-up in 2017.

“GCU’s students have been part of Celtic Connections for the past five years and this strand of concerts offers them opportunities to develop their creative and technical skills in a real-world environment, as well as bring a vibrant group of emerging music talent to the campus.”

This year’s Celtic Connections on Campus runs for five days – up from last year’s four – and GCU’s audio students are supporting live performances by an array of exciting acts.

Celtic Connections on Campus runs in the Bistro in GCU Students’ Association building from 12.30-2pm from Monday January 23 to Friday January 27.

The confirmed acts are as follows:

Monday, January 23: Ross Hull and Cameron Grant; Maisie May; Pablo Lafuente and Iona Fyfe; Chris Corrigan.

Tuesday, January 24: Edinburgh College Traditional Music Band; Jamie & Ayden; Jakub Pesek.

Wednesday, January 25: Glasgow University Folk Music Group; Hugh Kelly; Jodie Waite.

Thursday, January 26: Ceitidh MacLeod;Sam Begbie; Cameron Roxburgh; Gnoss.

Friday, January 27: Amer/Hawksworth/Munro; Josephine Sillars; HECLA.