Salsa Celtica

with guest vocalist Eliza Carthy + DJ Lubi (Casa Latina/Straight No Chaser)

Thursday 6 April 2006 7-11pm
Islington Academy
16 Parkfield Street
0870 771 2000

It shouldn’t work but it does. Salsa Celtica make a rare London appearance – feted from New York to the Canary Islands, resident in Edinburgh but really inhabiting a mythical Latin music world of their own where the Scottish fiddle plays in counterpoint to the Charanga violin. A night made for the Academy’s immaculate dancefloor. “Unlike Japan’s Orquestra de la Luz, which replicated the sound of a salsa band, Salsa Celtica boldly meshes two musical styles with exuberant results… oh-so-irresistible.” Billboard