Tickets are selling fast for "Far, Far From Ypres" at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Celtic Connections, Friday 17th January, 2014. The evening concert starts at 19.30 but, calling all schools, there is a schools concert at 11.00 in the morning.
Broadcaster Iain Anderson's resonant narration, interwoven with extracts from real-life letters and diaries, links the music through the story of Everyman Scottish soldier Jimmy MacDonald, following his odyssey to the Somme and eventually home again, in a hugely powerful act of musical remembrance. Inspiringly convivial...left the entire audience moved and sombre, but strangely elated. (Broadway Baby)
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Nick's music was of great importance to him so we'll keep up the news of his fine new album:
The Edge of Night (LRK004)
Available at Amazon
"Peatbog Soldiers", recorded, 1979 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMwwPTjadv8
A silly video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hTroqFrwms
"McCalmans' Final Concert Uncut + The Good Old Days"
Run-time of 2hours 45 minutes, High Definition plus old Macs' archive footage.
"Superb", "brilliantly produced", "excellent", "the quality is stunning", "wonderful archive footage", "perfect momento",
Actual quotes from buyer's comments and reviews......honest! Ian
The McCalmans' compilation double album "The Greentrax Years" was released on January 6th 2010. The price is the same as a single album but for that price, you get 47 tracks of McCalmans' magic from Ian, Nick, Stephen, Hamish and Derek.
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