Celtic Connections

Mike + Ruthy Band

The Mike + Ruthy Band has been making a huge Stateside impact since forming in Woodstock, NY, back in 2013. Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar (daughter of Grammy-winning composer/fiddler Jay Ungar who wrote the universally-known fiddle tune, Ashokan Farewell) had previously spent seven-years together touring globally with Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (Pete’s grandson) in The Mammals. The …

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Celtic Connections

Review Date: January 17 – February 3, 2013 Review By: Paul Kerr Location: Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall It was 20 years ago that Celtic Connections was conceived, allegedly as a way of filling up dead time in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in the dreary dark days, following the Christmas period. A truly Celtic festival at …

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