Echoes of Celtic Connections as Two Festival Favourites Head to Moniaive

Favourites Head to Moniaive

Fans of Celtic Connections have a treat in store this weekend as two of the festival’s favourites entertain in Moniaive.

On Friday the Craigdarroch Arms will host Glasgow trio, and Celtic Connections award winners, The Langan Band.

For those who haven’t encountered them before, they have a dynamic sound rooted in Celtic folk but encompassing Balkan, Roma and Flamenco elements, fuelled by a visceral punk spirit.

On Saturday it’s the turn of Blueflint, who have also played at Celtic Connections, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, and many other events and festival

Blueflint began in 2003 as a duo based around the close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices, which are ethereal and warm, interweave through raw, honest and beautifully-crafted songs.

While supporting the Proclaimers Like Comedy tour – Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 2 urged concert goers to get there early so as not to miss Blueflint, which these days has expanded to become a five-piece.

The bands are part of an exciting autumn line-up at the Craigdarroch Arms.

Tim O’Sullivan, who runs the venue, said: “Both groups have incredibly infectious sounds and always get people up and dancing, so we are looking forward to a brilliant weekend of music in Moniaive that will have echoes of Celtic Connections.”

The Langan Band, with their line-up of vocals, guitar, fiddle, bass and percussion, tour widely across the UK and have a large and loyal fanbase.

Blueflint will be presenting songs from their new studio album and have been touring The Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Norway, Canada and UK.