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Oct 10, 2019

19:00 (Doors 18:30) National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

'Through the Shortbread Tin' is written and performed by playwright Martin O' Connor. Inspired by the poems of Ossian and by the story of James Macpherson, this performance weaves spoken word with live Gaelic song (by Kathleen Macinnes, Kim Carnie, Mairi Morrison & Mischa Macpherson) and explores the relevance – past and present – of these epic tales in a funny and contemporary way. Music composed by Oliver Searle.

Oct 14, 2019

19:30 | Price: £20/ £16 Concession rate

'This unmissable concert brings together an unparalleled line-up of some of Scotland’s and Ireland’s most renowned singers and musicians – including many Mòd Gold Medal winners – celebrating together the rich, flourishing Celtic culture they share.'
With support from a house band of some of Scotland’s finest musicians, performers include: Anne Lorne Gillies; Alasdair Gillies; Kenna Campbell; Maeve MacKinnon; Calum Ross; Margaret MacLeod; James Graham; Margaret Callan; Wilma Kennedy; Mairi MacInnes; D-I Brown; Iseabail Mactaggart; Seumas Campbell; Mischa Macpherson; Darren MacLean and many others. 

Oct 20, 2019

Senior Fèis: 21-25th October | Ceilidh Place, Ullapool

Fèis Rois nan Deugairean is a week of musical tuition and activites for young people in S1-S6. 2019 tutors include: Amy Henderson (accordion), Lauren MacColl (fiddle), Iain Fraser (fiddle), Rona Wilkie (fiddle), Kim Carnie (Gaelic song), Innes Watson (guitar), Barry Reid (guitar), Mischa Macpherson (harp), Calum MacIntyre (percussion), Dave Milligan (piano), Mairearad Green (pipes) and Kim Richards (an introduction to music making for beginners). 

Nov 09, 2019

Hamish Henderson Festival | Blairgowrie

19:30 Blairgowrie Town Hall

2019 marks the centenary of the legendary Scottish poet, songwriter, soldier and intellectual, Hamish Henderson, who was a vital force behind the twentieth century Scottish folk music revival. 'The People's Ceilidh' celebrates Hamish's life in and around his Blairgowrie birthplace with live music, poems and storytelling. Mischa will be joined by Charlie Stewart on fiddle, Alistair Iain Paterson on harmonium and piano, and Euan Robertson on guitar. 

Nov 24, 2019

20:00 | Eden Court, One Touch Theatre

Highland born accordionist and MG Alba Scots Trad Awards ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ winner, Gary Innes has been performing and composing music for over 16 years. Born in the village of Spean Bridge in the North of Scotland, Gary is one of the founding members of award-winning Scottish super-group Mànran.

Dec 06, 2019

Voice of the People: #Hamish100 | Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

19:30 | Tickets: £16

Voice of the People brings together contemporary voices inspired by Henderson’s life and work, featuring prominent tradition bearers and material from the School of Scottish Studies archives. The event features highlights from the Rebellious Truth project curated by Lori Watson and commissioned by Celtic Connections in January 2019. Performers confirmed so far are Fiona Hunter, Gary West, Mischa MacPherson, Dolina MacLennan, Steve Byrne, Lori Watson, Scott Gardiner, Essie Stewart, Findlay Napier, Innes Watson, Heather Downie and Alistair Paterson. More guests to be announced. Presented in partnership with University of Edinburgh Celtic & Scottish Studies

Jan 19, 2020

Padruig Morrison's New Voices | Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Halls

Celtic Connections

Accordionist Pàdruig Morrison’s New Voices commission will consist of original music in a style that fuses together traditional Gaelic music with contemporary and classical soundscapes. His compositions will express the concepts of remembrance and revival. Aspects of traditional Hebridean culture captured in archive recordings will also feature in the performance, offering a tangible voice of the past that is surrounded by brand new music. 

Feb 01, 2020

Scottish/Indian collaberation: Naad-hara | Tramway, Glasgow

Celtic Connections

Brand-new Scottish/Indian project Naad-hara features Lewis singer Mischa Macpherson and Hyderabad’s Ankna Arockiam, exploring their respective traditions together with award-winning Snuffbox fiddler/bassist Charlie Stewart, pianist Alistair Iain Paterson and Glasgow-born Hardeep Deerhe (Sodhi) on tablas.

Feb 02, 2020

Bogha-frois: LGBT+ Voices in Folk | Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Halls

Celtic Connections

Following its much-lauded inaugural showcase at Celtic Connections 2019 (“a room full of love”, enthused The National), Bogha-frois – Gaelic for rainbow – returns with more new music and new voices from LGBT+ folk performers. Alongside acclaimed Gaelic artists Kim Carnie and Mischa MacPherson, singer-songwriter Hannah Rarity and singer/harpist Gillian Fleetwood, featured acts include Marit Fält, Glasgow-based rising stars Scarlett Randle, Finn Anderson and Megan D, together with a brand new collaboration between folk-pop songster Man of the Minch, Kinnaris Quintet fiddler Laura Wilkie and award-winning poet/theatre-maker Leyla Josephine.

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Hebridean Treassure | Edinburgh Fringe

12:30 - 13:30 | Venue 53: The Space @ Surgeon's Hall, Flemming Theatre

12 - 17th August 2019

Internationally acclaimed writer, John Philip Newell, works with some of the most talented young artists of Scotland to tell the story of an enchanted Hebridean world that was lost but is being found again in a new sense of the earth as sacred. This is a story of beauty, pathos, and hope.

The composer and singer Mischa Macpherson weaves her spell of ancient and new sound around the equally compelling performance of the beautiful dancer Kirsten Margaret Iona Newell under the artistic direction of Shane Shambhu, achieving what has never been attempted before, a memory of the forgotten influence of India on the Celtic soul.

Charlie Stewart - Fiddle
Alistair Iain Paterson - Piano and Harmonium
Hardeep Deerhe (aka Sodhi)  - Tabla

Ankna Arockiam - Indian Vocals
Mischa Macpherson - Vocals and Harp

Aug 04, 2019

Lorient, France

Each summer, 700,000 people from all over the world invade the Celtic land of Lorient for the Festival Interceltique. From Galicia to Scotland, the cream of Celtic music can be found here. For full details of 2019 shows & line up, please visit:

Jun 15, 2019

Weobley Castle Farm Llanrhidian, Gower

Mischa Macpherson's sell out New Voices concert from Celtic Connections hits the road. Brimming with top contemporary folk talent, her line-up features fiddler Charlie Stewart - Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 - former-Trio guitarist Innes White (John McCuskar, Karen Matheson), Skipinnish/Barluath piper and pianist Alistair Iain Paterson and percussionist Signy Jakobsdottir, whose myriad credits include Capercaillie and Sharleen Spiteri. Together, they create bold, atmospheric arrangements of Gaelic and English material, laced with Nordic influences, including Mischa’s original settings of ancient and modern Gaelic poetry. 

Jun 07, 2019

Mossfield Stadium, Oban

'A star-studded line-up of Scottish traditional musicians who have an association with the sport of Shinty are coming together as The Caman Connection exclusively at next month’s Oban Live music concert in the famous Shinty grounds of Mossfield Stadium. From Shinty anthem Clash of the Ash by Runrig to Fergie MacDonald’s The Shinty Referee, The Caman Connection will showcase the songs, lyrics and melodies that feature or have been inspired by the sport.

Being no stranger to Mossfield Stadium both on the pitch and on the Oban Live stage, the collaboration is lead by Scottish musician, broadcaster and former Scotland Shinty captain Gary Innes. Gary, who was just recently announced as the first Camanachd Cup Ambassador, will be joined by Iain Bayne (Runrig), Donald Shaw (Capercaillie), Mischa MacPherson, Fergie MacDonald (The Ceilidh King), Ewen Henderson (Mànran), Alec Dalglish (Skerryvore) and Steve Byrnes.'

May 31, 2019

Contemporary Centre of Arts, Glasgow

Ceol is Craic presents an exciting new collaberation between some of Scotland's finest singers and musicians. Singers Mairi Morrison, Adam Holmes and Mischa Macpherson will be joined by instrumentalists Mike Vass (fiddle, guitar), James Ross (piano) and Signy Jackibsdottir (percussion). Pupils from the Glasgow Gaelic School will also showcase work from their recent workshops with Mischa Macpherson. Book ahead to avoid dissapointment. 

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