Music Photography Highlights 2018 @CarolGrahamPhotography

2018 started with Celtic Connections celebrating its 25th anniversary...…with its biggest festival yet. Over 18 days the festival welcomed 130,000 attendees and over 2,300 artists, performing at more than 350 concerts and 28 venues.

"Celtic Connections has been a wonderful ride upon whose route is proven the old adage of music being the universal language. This journey not only satisfies a need we troubadours have for musical companionship, but also shows the world how much we all truly have in common." — Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas at Transatlantic Sessions
Sean Colvin
Jarlath Henderson, Joel Plaskett, Larry Campbell
Mandolin Orange
Sierra Hull
I'm With Her
Roddy Hart
Lera Lynn, Leeroy Stagger, Corey Chisel
Willy Vlautin
Pictish Trail
Tyler Childers
Aoife O'Donovan
Lyle Watt (Blue Rose Code)
Ross Wilson, Blue Rose Code
Sean Camp
The Secret Sisters, Transatlantic Sessions
Julie Fowlis
Blue Rose Code
Colin Steele, Blue Rose Code
Blue Rose Code
Beth Orton
Sarah Jarosz

February 2018...……...Nashville's Jon Byrd came to Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms

Jon Byrd
The Wynntown Marshals at BBC Radio Scotland Quay Sessions
Iain Sloan

March 2018...….The Handsome Family play Glasgow's O2 ABC

The Handsome Family
Beth Nielson Chapman and Robert Vincent

Summer started when the brilliant Josh Okeefe came to Glasgow and instantly made new fans....

Josh Okeefe
Josh Okeefe & Cora Carpenter
Blue Rose Code with Eddi Reader at Cottier's Theatre

June 2018 also brought a heart-breaking fire to Glasgow's School of Art, and severely damaged the adjacent O2 ABC music venue. Some favourite photos of Blue Rose Code playing the venue in January during Celtic Connections. Hoping to see the venue re-open in the future.

July 2018...….and time for Southern Fried Festival in Perth. This festival just gets better and better each year.

Steve Earle
Steve Earle (yes, he was smiling!)
Gordie MacKeeman and his Rythmn Boys
Chris Masterson
Iris DeMent
Rodney Crowell and Joe Robinson
Eleanor Whitmore
Graham Nash
Darrell Scott
The Grahams
Dean Owens
Gretchen Peters
The Worry Dolls, Eli West, The Wandering Hearts, Amethyst Kiah
Blue Rose Code
Yola Carter

Summer continued with the Edinburgh Festival......

Hamish Stuart with Blue Rose Code: This is Caledonian Soul
Duke Special
Eddi Reader
This is Caledonian Soul

September was my annual pilgrimage to AmericanaFest in Nashville...….

David Olney
John Prine
Molly Tuttle
Dom Flemons
Buddy Miller
Courtney Marie Andrews
Sean Camp (The Earls of Leicester)
Becky Warren
Tommy Emanuel
John Hiatt
Lilly Hiatt
Boo Ray, Angie Aparo at HatWRKS
Richard Thompson
Margo Price
JP Harris
Emmylou Harris
The War and Treaty
Daddy (Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack)
Jerry Pentecost
Robert Earl Keen
Margo Price
Amanda Shires
Elizabeth Cook
The Watson Twins
Mary Gauthier
Kevin Gordon

Autumn also brings Glasgow Americana Festival...….

Bennett Wilson Poole
Emily Barker
Anthony D'Amato
Emily Barker
Kimmie Rhodes
Nathan Bell
Yola Carter
Red Pine Timber Company
Bennett Wilson Poole

In October, Ian Felice made a rare visit to Glasgow (thanks to the Fallen Angels Club for that....)

Ian Felice
Jason Eady

November and December were busy.....

The Jellyman's Daughter
Emily Kelly, The Jellyman's Daughter
Jamie Francis
Peter Bruntnell Trio
Peter Noone
Esca, Perth Concert Hall
Kris Drever
Blue Rose Code, Armistice Day, Perth Concert Hall
Ross Ainslie
Courtney Marie Andrews
Courtney Marie Andrews

2018 has been a brilliant year for music, and much of it in Scotland. Thanks to Celtic Connections, Perth Southern Fried, Glasgow Americana, Fallen Angels Club and Sounds in the Suburbs for making it all possible.

The Doghouse Roses
Lyle Watt

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Here's to 2019!

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