Tom Jones announced for Celtic Connections

exclusive one-off 'Praise & Blame' show

published: Thu 25th Nov 2010

Tom Jones

Thursday 13th to Sunday 30th January 2011
various venues, Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £30
last updated: Thu 20th Jan 2011

Sir Tom Jones is to appear at Celtic Connections, one of Scotland's most prominent mid-winter music festivals, which attracts the Celtic and World music talent from around the globe to the city of Glasgow, Scotland from Thursday 13th until Sunday 30th January 2011.

Tom Jones
The exclusive one-off show will be part of Glasgow's annual folk, roots, traditional and world music festival. Tom Jones will perform his latest album 'Praise & Blame' – a highly acclaimed collection of gospel, blues and spiritual songs – at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Monday 17th January.

Tom Jones, who has a multi-genre career that spans five decades, will perform as part of the festival's major gospel strand, which also features the likes of Mavis Staples, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bettye LaVette.

His album 'Praise & Blame' is a back-to-roots collection of American gospel, blues, traditional and country songs, which features material sourced from the likes of Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, John Lee Hooker and Billy Joe Shaver. Tom Jones will be backed by a six-piece band for this exclusive Celtic Connections appearance.

Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections Artistic Director, said, "Tom Jones is a true musical icon, and we are honoured to be able to bring him to Celtic Connections. This January, the festival pays tribute to the influence of the great gospel tradition, and Tom Jones’ performance of his stunning gospel, roots and blues album, Praise & Blame, forms part of this strand."

The line-up includes some of the world's finest folk, roots, world, traditional, indie and jazz musicians who will help celebrate the festival's 18th birthday next January over 18 days, with around 1500 artists taking part in 300 events in 14 venues across Glasgow.

The Celtic Connections programme was launched last month, with other festival highlights including The Waterboys: An Appointment with Mr Yeats, Rosanne Cash, Grant Lee Buffalo, Fran Healy, Richard Thompson, Zakir Hussain, Cheikh Lô, Fiddlers’ Bid, Treacherous Orchestra, Lau, a one night only Love and Money reunion, and Forever Young – A 70th Birthday Tribute to Bob Dylan featuring Rosanne Cash, Josh Rouse, Kris Drever, Tim O’Brien, Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire and more. For the line-up details as available please click here

Tickets for Tom Jones: 'Praise & Blame' go on sale on today at 12 noon. Ticket prices for other festival events vary from FREE to around £30. To buy tickets for other events, and Tom Jones once available, click here.


Thursday 13th to Sunday 30th January 2011
various venues, Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland MAP
various - from FREE to around £30
last updated: Thu 20th Jan 2011


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