Celtic Connections - Mindy Smith

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  • 17 January 2008
Celtic Connections - Mindy Smith

Two albums in, Mindy Smith is solidifying her reputation as one of America’s most affecting songwriters. 2006’s Long Island Shores showed her gentle touch and growing prowess as a writer. Her ethereal vocal style at first brings to mind Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega, but underneath lies tunes influenced by gospel and Appalachian music as well as the country and folk traits she’s become renowned for. Here, she plays solo at the first show before contributing to the Transatlantic Sessions on the subsequent dates.

Oran Mor, Glasgow, Sat 26 Jan; Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Fri 1 & Sun 3 Feb.

Transatlantic Sessions

A Celtic Connections staple and the epitome of what the festival is all about, the Transatlantic Sessions bring together musicians from the Celtic and Americana traditions for a night of fresh collaborations between familiar faces. Musical directors for this year's sessions are Shetland fiddle legend Aly Bain and dobro…

Mindy Smith with Grant Campbell

Smith makes a visit to the Celtic Connections stage, with Lex Price accompanying her on the mandolin. Glasgow singer/songwriter Campbell, hailed as Nebraska's answer to Springsteen, warms up the crowd beforehand. 'Part of Celtic Connections'.

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