Celtic Connections 2013: Beat Bothy

Celtic Connections 2013 presents

Celtic Connections 2013: Beat Bothy

Fri 25 Jan 2013 | 9pm-3am | £10 + bf

Back by popular demand after its sellout debut in 2012, the Beat Bothy takes over The Arches for the ultimate Celtic club night. Your hosts once again are Glasgow-based trio Halcyon – guitarist Barry Reid, accordionist John Somerville and fiddler Adam Sutherland – cooking up headily kaleidoscopic concoctions of folk, electronica and bangin’ dance beats.

Expanding the sonic palette into a truly global dimension, a special collaborative appearance by Glaswegian Sikh duo Tigerstyle teams their groundbreaking marriage of bhangra, Punjabi folk and electronic dance music – self-styled digi-bhang – with brilliantly inventive accordion/fiddle duo Angus Lyon and Ruaridh Campbell.

All the way from Lisbon, Batida is the multi-media brainchild of Angolan/Portuguese DJ Pedro Coquenão, splicing Angolan traditional and pop music with heavy electro-grooves, in carnivalesque performances featuring dancers, live sampling, MCs and visuals.

Like all tonight’s acts, Glasgow four-piece Laki Mera explore the interface between digital and organic, live and programmed sounds, in richly atmospheric tapestries of contrasting textures and moods, sewn through with Laura Donnelly‘s hauntingly fragile vocals.

In between the live music, a special guest DJ will keep the dancefloor filled throughout the night.

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Please enter through Argyle Street entrance