Thursday 27 May, 7.30pm | Tickets £16/£12 | Box Office: 0141 577 4970
Salsa Celtica’s synthesis of Scottish and Irish traditional music with all the Latin American elements of salsa has taken them and their music all over the world. In the last ten years the group has been a hit equally at major celtic, jazz, world music and salsa festivals. Their albums have topped the New York and L.A. salsa charts and European world music charts, the band has been nominated for folk music awards and appeared as themselves in a feature film.
Their lineup combines some of Scotland and Ireland’s most exciting traditional musicians together with a stellar group of world, jazz and salsa musicians from the U.K. and Latin America. Salsa Celtica is a stunning combination of virtuosity and energy, making them one of the most exciting groups on the world music circuit today. Started in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995 Salsa Celtica has gone on to invent their own genre and then take it around the world and back again to critical and public acclaim.
In May 2010, Salsa Celtica make a welcome return to the stage at Eastwood Park Theatre.
‘Salsa Celtica have real emotional range… El Camino’s passion, energy and virtuosity suggest that Salsa Celtica’s form of fusion has far to go. A road well worth following.’
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‘An album that fizzes with energy and vitality and does honour to music styles that are often hermetic to change.’
‘What gives Salsa Celtica an edge over the home-grown competition is the. collision of South American exuberance and British folk roots .All in all, a clever way of freshening up a genre’
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