Donald Shaw is an acclaimed Scottish musician, producer and award-winning composer. Steeped in traditional he has recorded and collaborated on over 100 albums with musicians in all styles of music, created many film and television scores, and directed large-scale live commissions.|
He is currently Artistic director for Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival, the largest roots festival of its kind, with this years festival attracting an audience of over 100,000.
Brought up in Argyll on Scotland's west coast, Donald was involved in all styles of music from an early age. Originally taught the accordion by his father, he won the All-Britain accordion championship at 16 performing Paganiniana, Hans Brehmes renowned adaptation of Paganinis Theme and Variations. A year later, whilst still at Oban High School, through his love of roots music he co-founded Scotland's most famous Celtic band Capercaillie, with whom he still writes, produces and performs.
From small beginnings playing in village halls, Capercaillie went on to enjoy world-wide success, spreading Scottish music and the Gaelic language well beyond the shores of Scotland. As of now, Antarctica is the only continent they haven't toured. They have recorded some 17 albums, with Silver and Gold album sales, and they had the first song in Gaelic to reach the UK top 40.Other highlights include In performing and featuring in the United Artists epic film Rob Roy.
Throughout his musical life Donald has been involved in composing for film and TV, including the BAFTA nominated feature film American Cousins (directed by Don Coutts and starring Shirley Henderson and Dan Hidaya it won best film at the Milan film festival).He also scored One Last Chance, a feature film written and directed by Stewart Svaasand for Dougray Scotts production company Hero Films.
*This event is open to anyone.
17.30: Registration, Tea-Coffee and networking.
18.30: Donald Shaw in conversation with Graham Spiers.
19.30: Questions and answers.
Theatre, City of Glasgow College City Campus (View)
190 Cathedral Street
Glasgow G4 0RF
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|