19 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

Ida Mae and Stephen Wilson Jr


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27th Jan 2023
The Mackintosh Church
£15.68 includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Seating Type
Seated and Standing
Celtic Connections 2023

Electrifying British duo Ida Mae perform tracks from their new album, Click Click Domino

Ida Mae are Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean Ward. Now married, they met over a decade ago while attending university in Bath. Following their acclaimed debut album, Chasing Lights, Ida Mae lived on the US roads. They performed hundreds of dates with everyone from Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss to Marcus King and Greta Van Fleet. Their travels through small towns, big cities, suburbs and ghost towns undoubtedly laid the groundwork for Click Click Domino.

While their initial launch into the music scene fell within the Americana genre, Click Click Domino blurs the lines of folk, blues, rock and psychedelia. Recorded in Nashville during the COVID-19 pandemic, the songs are raw and direct. They're fuelled by an innovative mix of vintage instruments and modern electronics, and the performances are loose and exhilarating to match.

Stephen Wilson Jr. is a singer/songwriter from rural Southern Indiana.  Equipped with his 70’s gut-string acoustic, he brings his strong, clear vocals to the festival for the very first time. From boxer and microbiologist to scientist indie rocker, Stephen is a man of many talents. After 5 years in Indie rock band AutoVaughn, where he was lead guitarist, he turned his creative focus to songwriting and singing.  Since embarking on his own solo career, he has celebrated cuts by Caitlyn Smith, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Tim McGraw and more.  

His latest release ‘Holler from the Holler' is a "foot-stomping, dirty, down home southern classic in waiting" according to Entertainment Focus.

Venue details

The Mackintosh Church
870 Garscube Road
G20 7EL
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