Celtic Connections 2023 With hits like 'Passionate Kisses' and 'He Thinks He’ll Keep Her', Mary Chapin Carpenter has won 5 Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), 2 CMA awards, 2 Academy of Country Music awards and is 1 of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded 2 albums - The Dirt And The Stars, released in August 2020, and One Night Lonely, recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 shut down, and nominated for Best Folk Album at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022.

Robert Vincent is one of the most acclaimed new voices on the Americana music scene. Born in Crosby Liverpool, his upbringing inculcated him with a very Merseyside culture of storytelling and language. Robert Vincent’s most relevant and ambitious work to date comes in the form of his 2020 release, In this Town You’re Owned, Vincent observes life in both his hometown and the wider world.