PERFORMANCE, WORKSHOP & TOURING SCHEDULE

2015

   

Apr 24

  PERFORMANCE:
A Musical Adventure of Cape Breton
Friday, April 24 at 7:30 pm
St. Paul's United Church
11526 - 76 Avenue Edmonton
Come to musical Cape Breton and explore repertoire from Canada's East Coast and the Scottish Highlands. Driving jigs and reels, 18th century Scottish Baroque to contemporary folk compositions. Enjoy an intriguing and animated evening of Cape Breton/Scottish traditional music, stories and good Craic!
Christine Hanson - cello
Andrea Beaton- fiddle
Keri Lynn Zwicker - Celtic harp
$20 at the door or www.tixonthesquare.ca
     
PAST EVENTS

2015

   

Jan 17

  PERFORMANCE:
Le Vent du Nord and Special Guests
Old Fruitmarket
Vibrantly reinvigorated traditional songs and tunes alongside original material from the brilliant Quebecois quartet.
http://www.celticconnections.com
     

Jan 28

  PERFORMANCE:
The Bruce 700 and Support
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Performers include Angus MacDonald, Iain MacDonald, Aidan O’Rourke, Lori Watson, Innes Watson, Christine Hanson, Fraser Fifield, Dick Lee, Duncan Lyall, Mary Macmaster, Donald Hay, Daniel Thorpe, Griogair Labhruidh, Kathleen MacInnes and Rod Paterson, together with Stirling youth music groups.

Originally commissioned by Stirling Council to mark 700 years since the Battle of Bannockburn, this epic creation by revered Highland piper and Gaelic scholar Allan MacDonald features a cast of some 50 musicians, on pipes, strings, brass, vocals and percussion. Combining his wealth of historical knowledge with grand contemporary flair, the music, on which MacDonald collaborated with cellist and arranger Neil Johnstone, vividly and movingly evokes the sounds, action and emotions of battle.
http://www.celticconnections.com
     

Jan 31

  PERFORMANCE:
Ross Couper & Tom Oakes with Christine Hanson & Mairi Campbell
The National Piping Centre

The newly formed duo of cellist Christine Hanson and fiddler/singer Mairi Campbell brings together two highly creative players, whose recent projects both include innovative collaborations with electronic composers. They will be joined by Blazin' Fiddles favourites Anna Massie and Bruce MacGregor.
http://www.celticconnections.com
     
PAST EVENTS

2014

   

May 3 to 5

  INSTRUCTION & PERFORMANCE:
Christine will be teaching and performing at Fèis Rois
Ullapool in Ross and Cormarty, Highland, Scotland
Described by many previous participants as “the best weekend of the year”, the Adult Fèis is an annual 3-day festival offering first-class tuition in traditional music, song, dance, Gaelic language and culture in the beautiful setting of Ullapool. If you have a partner, family member or friend who would like to join you in Ullapool, they are very welcome to take part in the Fringe activities, including talks, recitals, concerts, ceilidhs and sessions, even if they are not participating in the Fèis workshops.
http://www.feisrois.org/
     

June 26

  PERFORMANCE:
The Bruce 700
A musical commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
7:30 pm, The Albert Halls

Stirling, Scotland
http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk
     

July 7-11

  INSTRUCTION & PERFORMANCE:
Christine will be teaching and performing at The 2014 Sunshine Coast School of Celtic Music
July 7-11, 2014
Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada
The 14th Annual Coast School of Celtic Music promotes the learning, understanding and appreciation of traditional music featuring tutors who are respected in the music camp world for teaching, composing and sharing the tradition whether it be Scottish, Irish, Appalachian, French Canadian, Old Time or East Coast.
http://www.coastcelticmusic.com
     

September 12

  PERFORMANCE:
Christine Hanson Trio at Festival Place
100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Christine Hanson's music has taken her from touring Canada's Arctic with a tango trio to playing traditional music in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Joining Christine on stage will be renowned guitarist/songwriter Andrew Hillhouse, and special guest from Inverness Scotland — Blazin' Fiddle's Bruce MacGregor. Together they will take you on a musical adventure of Scotland as they explore repertoire from the Scottish Baroque, driving Highland jigs and reels, to contemporary Scottish folk compositions. Join us for an intriguing and animated evening of Scottish traditional music, stories, song, and good Craic!
http://www.festivalplace.ab.ca
     
PAST EVENTS

2013

   

Jan 17

  PERFORMANCE:
Celtic Connections
20th Celebration Concert

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3NY, United Kingdom
www.celticconnections.com
     

Jan 28

  PERFORMANCE:
Celtic Connections
"All will be well" - The Life and Songs of Michael Marra
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3NY, United Kingdom
www.celticconnections.com
     

Apr 11

  PERFORMANCE:
Christine Hanson, Bruce MacGregor
Black Diamond, AB
     

Apr 12

  INTERVIEW:
"A Musical Adventure of Scotland"
Tune into Andy Donnelly's Celtic Show on Friday April 12. We are delighted to be his special guests that evening, and to play a live preview of our show in their new concert space on CKUA.
     

Apr 13

  PERFORMANCE:
"A Musical Adventure of Scotland"
Presented by Christine Hanson, Keri Lynn Zwicker, Bruce MacGregor
Internationally acclaimed Cellist Christine Hanson, renowned Celtic Harpist/Singer Keri Lynn Zwicker, and special guest from Inverness Scotland- Blazin' Fiddle's Master Highland Fiddler Bruce MacGregor, will take you on musical adventure of Scotland as they explore repertoire from the Scottish Baroque to driving Highland jigs and reels to contemporary Scottish folk compositions.
Join these wonderful performers for an intriguing and animated evening of Scottish traditional music, stories, and good Craic!
Located in the lovely
St. Paul's United Church 11526 - 76 Avenue, 7:30 pm.
Click HERE for Tickets
     

Apr 14

  PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT:
Christine Hanson, Bruce MacGregor
36 Ranchridge Dr. NW, Calgary AB
     

Apr 17

  CONCERT:
"A Night of Scottish Music and Craic with
Christine Hanson, Keri Lynn Zwicker and Bruce MacGregor"

Jeffery's Cafe and Wine Bar
9640 142 Street Edmonton, AB
     

Apr 18

  CONCERT:
Christine Hanson, Bruce MacGregor
Jasper United Church
310 Connaught Drive, Jasper AB
     

Apr 19

  PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT:
Christine Hanson, Bruce MacGregor
2960 McKirdy Road, Valemount BC
     

Apr 20

  CONCERT:
Christine Hanson, Bruce MacGregor
Red Brick Arts Centre & Museum
4818 - 7 Avenue, Edson AB 780-723-3582
     

July 8-12

  PERFORMANCE
Christine will be playing and teaching at the 13th Annual School of Celtic Music.
Coast School of Celtic Music Society
Roberts Creek, BC

www.coastcelticmusic.com
     

July 21-27

  PERFORMANCE
Christine will be playing and teaching at Boxwood Canada
The Boxwood Festival and Workshop returns for its 18th year in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, bringing together an amazing group of artists from across the spectrum of traditional folk, baroque, and renaissance music and dance for a week of classes, performances, sessions and social dancing.
Lunenberg, Nova Scotia

www.boxwood.org
     

July 28-Aug 02

  PERFORMANCE
Christine will be playing on the "Best of Boxwood" Musique Royale tour following the Boxwood Festival and Workshop.

The ‘Best of Boxwood’ Musique Royale tour throughout the province traditionally follows the Boxwood Festival and Workshop each July in Lunenburg. Programs combine originality, intelligence, fun, and sheer mastery that have garnered respect from audiences, presenters, and colleagues alike in North America, Europe and Asia. The music brings to life the energetic traditional dance music of Maritime Canada, Scotland, & Ireland.

July 28 at 8.00 pm – Evergreen Theatre, Margaretsville
July 29 at 7:30 pm – St. John’s Cornwallis Church, Port Williams
July 30 at 7:30 pm – Georgeville RC Church, Georgeville
July 31 at 7:30 pm – Highland Village, Iona
August 1 at 7:30 pm, Maritime Museum, Halifax
August 2 at 6 pm – Cecilia’s Retreat*, RR#2, Mahone Bay

Ticket information
Tickets: $20 General, $10 Student
To reserve tickets, please call 902 -634 -9994
stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca

* Reservations required for Cecilia’s Retreat ($30) at barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca.
     

Sep 28

  PERFORMANCE:
An Optimistic Sound - A Tribute to Michael Marra
Dundee Rep Theatre, Main House
Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB
Join a cast of Dundee and Scotland's finest musicians and singers for a unique tribute to the life and music of legendary Dundonian songwriter Michael Marra, featuring songs from throughout his long and respected career. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the Marra family’s appeal to start one of Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise Orchestras in Dundee.
www.tickets.dundeerep.co.uk
     

Oct 12-19

  PERFORMANCE
Christine will be playing and teaching at Blazin' in Beauly
Beauly, Scotland
Blazin' in Beauly returns for its 13th year in Beauly, the Fiddle Town of Scotland. Expect full immersion into the music, culture and craic of the Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy this A unique opportunity to learn from the band and their special guest tutors as well as take part in sessions, concerts, masterclasses and ceilidhs whilst establishing new connections in a stunning part of the country.

Oct 12: Opening Concert: Beauly Town Square, FREE
Oct 13: Bothy Night: Donald Fraser's Bothy, TICKETS ONLINE
Oct 14: The Blazin' Variety Performance, Phipps Hall, TICKETS ONLINE
Oct 18: Closing Ceilidh: Phipps Hall, TICKETS ONLINE
www.blazininbeauly.com
     

2012

   

Nov 01

  Kirkcaldy Music Club

Nov 03

  Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop
10th Anniversary workshop and performance

Nov 05

  Green Note, Camden London

Nov 06

  The Globe, Cardiff

Nov 07

  Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Nov 10

  Aberdeen Fiddler's Rally (with Bruce MacGregor)

Nov 11

  Catstrand Theatre, New Galloway

Nov 16

  An Tobar, Isle of Mull

Nov 17

  Tin Hut, Gartly

Nov 18

  St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

Nov 20

  Leith Folk Club

Nov 21

  Oban Winter Festival
 
     
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