Halnaker Park Cottage,
Park Lane, Halnaker PO18 0QH
Sunday, July 14, 3pmt
Celebrated Glasgow Gael Mary Ann Kennedy, a multi award-winning musician, singer, writer and producer, is joined by Finlay Wells on guitar, bringing to life the real people, places and stories of her Gaelic songs.
In this Festival of Chichester afternoon picnic event, arranged by Amici Concerts and held in the open air, Mary Ann will be performing tracks from her new album, ‘Glaschu’ – A Hometown Love Song for Glasgow.
‘Glaschu’ – pronounced GLASS-khoo – is inspired by the singer’s home city of Glasgow and features songs and poetry celebrating city life past and present.
Audiences will be graced with Mary Ann’s distinct vocal set against influential poetry and electrifying instrumentals, portraying a city’s kaleidoscope of life through the ages.
Mary Ann said: “I will be sharing a wee bit of Glasgow with the people of Chichester, bringing my home town love songs to their town. These songs are inspired by the ebb-and-flow migration that is part of every city in the world in the world and I hope fans will identify with that.”
Mary Ann was raised speaking Gaelic and continues to give centre-stage to her native language with songs which celebrate the vibrancy of city life and aren’t afraid to tackle themes such as social deprivation and religious tension.
In 2017, Mary Ann won the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Award for community project of the year with the Tiree Songbook. She was also nominated for album of the year for ‘An Dàn’ (ARC Music);
Gaelic singer of the year; and trad music in the media for ‘Seirm’ – the BBC TV series which Mary Ann presents annually from Celtic Connections.
Entry to the grounds for picnics is from 1.30pm with concert tickets costing £17 in advance for adults, £18.50 on the door, under-25s are £10 an