Highlighting concerts at Celtic Connections 2024 featuring bagpipes or piping-related music.
The Celtic Connection website says about the concert: “John Mulhearn is one of Highland piping’s most singular voices, equally at home in the most traditional or experimental of contexts. His 2020 album, The Pipe Factory, released at the height of pandemic restrictions, is an expression of place and the sonic possibilities of the pipes. With percussionist Iain Sandilands, and electronic artist Alan Bryden, he reimagines the album in a live setting: a Glaswegian soundscape set against fizzing drones, booming beats, and traditionally inspired melodies, Mulhearn: ‘makes a powerful case for the Highland bagpipes as a versatile, irresistible instrument, and the source of a new, Scottish sound” (The Quietus).
“A.D.A.M – A Day A Month explodes onto the Scottish music scene: A mesmerising fusion of ancient song melodies & cutting-edge electronica. Dive into a groundbreaking sonic journey – 10 years in the making – where two phenomenal talents collide. This extraordinary voyage is the brainchild of virtuoso musician and visual artist, Mairearad Green, and genius composer-producer, Mike Vass, in an electrifying collaboration that pushes the limits of creativity. Their camaraderie unfolds a realm where tradition and modernity pulse in a harmonious cadence.
“Venture into this thrilling realm where ancient Gaelic song melodies are reimagined amidst the exhilarating backdrop of today’s electronic and ambient soundscape. Welcome to “A.D.A.M” – A Day A Month – the epic ‘pipes and electronics’ chapter of this artistic journey, a powerful blend of the old and the new.”