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Monday January 22, 2018

From The Times UK

Review: Celtic Connections 25th anniversary concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
By: Rob Adams

Twenty-five years ago, almost to the night, a troupe of Irish-American musicians and step-dancers arrived on the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall stage as unknowns and departed with a reputation that would make Cherish the Ladies one of Glasgow’s favourite bands and Celtic Connections regulars.

Cherish the Ladies’ runaway local success has become emblematic of Celtic Connections itself, or at least one facet of the festival. An event that has grown into one of the world’s greatest roots music gatherings, it began as something to light up the dark January nights — and fill a venue’s empty schedule — and quickly became a party where friendships were formed onstage and off and musicians were encouraged to become as ambitious as the festival.

Read more about Cherish the Ladies and the Celtic Connection Festival here