West Ashby’s Bevan books a dream date at Glasgow event

Bevan Morris and his band
Bevan Morris and his band

West Ashby musician Bevan Morris is set to play at the prestigious Danny Kyle Open Stage at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.

Bevan will be joined by his ‘progressive folk’ band Pons Aelius.

Each night on the Open Stage, new musical talent is given the chance to shine under the Celtic Connections spotlight, with the six best acts winning a spot at the final night showcase on February 1.

Bevan joined the band whilst studying at university in Newcastle. Since forming, they’ve gone from strength to strength, ending 2014 with a headline performance in Hall 2 of Sage Gateshead.

Bass player Bevan said: “It’s an honour to be asked to go and play at the Dannys. A lot of bands that have really inspired us have been through the competition, so we’re aware of what a huge opportunity it is”.

The successful acts will be offered a support slot at next year’s festival, as well as the honour of joining the select club of winners, which includes leading acts such as Karine Polwart, Rura, Breabach and The Chair.

Bevan takes to the Danny Kyle Open Stage in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s Exhibition Hall with Pons Aelius on January 29th at 5pm, follow their progress at ponsaeliusmusic.com or listen in on Celtic Music Radio.