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Nick @ Celtic Connections, Glasgow, w/Duke Special 22/1/09

Discussion in 'On Tour' started by scotpaulabear, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Oh the excitement - Scottish gigs always get me HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY :m20:

    The website has crashed and burned, but I confirmed with the organisers that he's on Thursday 22 January at Classic Grand, with support from Duke Special - ROCK ON!
    http://www.celticconnections.com/
     
  2. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Following up on myself, here's the direct link to the event page...
    http://www.celticconnections.com/whatson/event/81710

    This is especially great cos Celtic Connections is such a big prestigious festival up here - it's been a while since Nick's been, and especially to get a headlining spot there (in a really cool venue IMHO) is FAB!
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008
  3. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    BBC4 have given Celtic Connections some good coverage before so let's hope that continues.
     
  4. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    Wider still and wider

    To be fair, the whole programme for the Festival is immense. I'm travelling 5 hours from my northern redoubt to catch some of it this time around, so some of you from the poor benighted southlands, that I abandoned to their fate, could do worse than head north for it. You will not be disappointed.

    www.celticconnections.com
     
  5. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    I'd have to agree - there's always tons on, and the Festival Club every night besides. This year, in addition to Nick, I may try to see the Burns Unit (Karine Polwart and King Creosote 'supergroup') and my friend wants to check out Cerys Matthews so I may go with her to that. Plus I have a feeling Big Chris may be around and about, and if he doesn't see Shooglenifty I'd be terribly surprised :wink:
     
  6. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Well don't be surprised then ...

    ticket booked for Shooglenifty ... and of course Nick !!
     
  7. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    *Paula does the "Big Chris is coming to town" happy dance* :17:
     
  8. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    As *luck* would have it, the owner of The Classic Grand is a colleague of one of my friend and journo colleagues. I think we can be assured of a royal reception that night!:wink: Reviews are already in hand too!
     
  9. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Just got the poop off his message board, Duke Special is indeed confirmed for this date! :thumbup:
     
  10. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    What a night, oh what a night it was.... I mean will be....

    Never been to Glasgae, really really thinking about it now...
     
  11. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Are you near Mcr, Pete? It's a doddle getting from one to t'other :coolgleamA: Classic Grand is a really cool venue... and Nick's in t'big room on the top floor too...

    Let me know if you need any hotel advice, info etc - the Jurys is mere spitting distance away, and the Central Hotel round the corner is the festy hotel where they have the Festival Club every night and where I expect to get extremely legless at least once in January :rofl:
     
  12. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    Possibly even better, near Wigan/Warrington on the West Coast Main line. Should be do-able, unless there's engineering works... I'll consult with management, luckily she's a Duke/Nick fan too. :biggrin:
     
  13. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Soooooooo... who's coming up then? Let's start a list:

    Me, Jan, Tam, Big Chris, Phil(ippa), Graeme, Mhairi...
    plus at least 4 sacrificial Harpervirgins I can think of right off the bat :biggrin:
     
  14. katyc

    katyc I've got a zappy little nappy

    Nick @ Celtic connections

    Hi Folks, don't think I've said anything in print here before.... may have come accross some of you in Clonakilty July 07...
    Anyway, I'm off to Glasgow next wedns, have my NH ticket booked! Going to Lau/Lunasa the night before too. Happy to meet any stormcock people at Nicks gig..... how does that happen?...
    Kay
     
  15. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Meet up with Paula! I'm 99.9% certain she'll be at Glasgow! In fact I first met Paula in Glasgow! I'm sure she'll be in touch - but if not, she'll be the one looking cool at the front and only drooling slightly when Nick comes on stage! :D I sadly won't be there - unless I win the lottery between now and then - is that likely? What are the odds these days? 1 in 3 or 4 is it? :confused1:
     
  16. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    well I'll be there ...

    ( was also in Clon July 07 ) probably with the aforementioned Paula before and after the gig ... but probably not during ... as I'm far too big to be stood at the front !! It's Glasgow after all ( my sterotyping kicking in 'ere ) and so don't want to hassle the locals !!

    There's a good chance that I'll be the biggest guy there ... probably wearing a grey hoodie ... but don't let either of those things put you off from saying hi !!
     
  17. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    Absolutely no chance of me getting to this now. No holiday leave left for one thing.

    Reports of Duke's 2 gigs so far on this tour have been really good, it's a two-man show, him & Temperance Society Chip Bailey on hardware shop. (you'll see what I mean...) don't be surprised if he performs part of his set on a piano amongst the audience....

    http://www.dukespecial.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3224&page=10
     
  18. riceyboy

    riceyboy Guest

    Count me in for the Classic Grand gig. Probably seen a few of you folks at many previous Nick gigs, but i'm a shy retiring type and just stand quietly at the side of the stage singing along with a bottle of beer.
     
  19. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Hi all, looking forward to meeting ya! Please come and say hiya at the gig - Chris is a strapping 6'8" Barnsleh lad and I am a shortarse Yank with flaming red hair who will probably be selling CDs - you can't possibly miss us, trust this :biggrin:
     
  20. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Why thank you... I think :wink:

    Pete, sorry to hear you can't make it! I'm well looking forward to my first time with the Duke, I will even make sure to leave the bar next door early haha...
     

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