Ceol Campbeltown’s Celtic singer-songwriters

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A pair of musicians who blend Celtic folk and roots, Americana and a brush of gypsy jazz play Campbeltown on Saturday March 9.

Ceol Campbeltown hosts singer songwriters Chris Sesar and Gill Halliday at the Seafield Hotel from 7pm for less than £10 a ticket.

The duet has gained recognition for its genre defying repertoire for effortlessly blending music.

Publicity for the pair states: ‘Chris Sesar’s songs paint the landscape of human relationships with gentle colours and delicate detail, sometimes bitter sweet, sometimes dark and with a comic twist.

‘Since March 2016 Chris has been touring Scottish and European venues with Angus-based singer songwriter Gill.

‘Her intuitive use of wind instruments adds a layer of depth and versatility to the performance, whilst her powerful voice delivers her songs with heartfelt honesty.

‘Individually, the pair are brilliant vocal performers. Their harmonies, however, are nothing short of mesmerising.’

They recently played Leith Folk Club and a spokesperson said: ‘We saw how fabulous they were last year, so of course, we just had to invite them back,’

Sheena Wellington added: ‘I could have listened to Gill singing all night.’

Chris Sesar and Gill Halliday have shared the stage with Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain, Paul Anderson, The Old Blind Dogs and Dougie McLean.

Although this new venture has a different feel to previous projects, it retains a Celtic influence which can be heard throughout the haunting melodies and clever lyrics.

‘This act is a must see,’ said Celtic Music radio.

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