Album of the Week

Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter – ‘Bound’- Album of The Week 3rd Dec 2016

    Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter  ‘Bound’ released on 20 th November is this week’s Album of The Week     Jenn and Laura-Beth have...

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Concerts and Gig Guide

House Concert – Ags Connolly Thursday 8th Dec at Celtic Music Radio Studio 7.30

  Celtic Music Radio are delighted to announce our second House Concert Thursday 8 th Dec at Doors 7:00  for 7:30 Please book place by emailing info@celticmusicradio.net...

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Studio guests

Guest on Travels With My Auntie Liz – Tues 6th Dec – ‘Dopesickfly’

Dopesickfly – Studio guests 6 th Dec. Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Neo Soul, Rock,...

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Outside broadcasts

Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss -‘Songs and Historical Appraisal’  The 1916 Dublin Rising – 7PM – Wedn 7th &14th December  –

  Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss  – ‘Songs and Historical Appraisal’  – The 1916 Dublin Rising – 7PM – Wednesday 7 th  and 14 th December ...

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Winners Announced For MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016

Winners Announced For MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016

Dec 3, 2016

It was a triumph for traditional music tonight (Saturday 3rd December), as Hands Up for Trad celebrated the 14th year of the prestigious MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards with a glittering ceremony held in the Caird Hall, Dundee. Full list of winners below.

Broadcast live on BBC ALBA, BBC Radio Scotland and globally through the BBC ALBA website, the distinguished awards saw stars of the Scottish music scene take to Dundee’s Caird Hall, for the second year in a row, to celebrate and honour the very best of traditional talent. With performances from TheScott Wood Band, Mohsen Amini, Dallahan and many more, the event further showed why it’s hailed as one of the biggest events in Scotland’s cultural calendar.

This year’s notable winners include Breabach, who scooped both the coveted Album of the Year award, sponsored by Birnam CD, for their fifth studio album ‘Astar’, and ‘Folk Band of the Year’ sponsored by Threads of Sound.  The band have certainly clocked up the air miles this year, as they travelled to Germany, Italy, Canada and around the UK promoting the album, which has received impressive reviews.

Piping Live! Glasgow’s International Piping Festival scooped the Event of the Year award, after it brought over 40,000 people from around the world to Scotland for a week-long celebration of traditional music in August.

Other winners on the night included songstress, Ellen MacDonald, who beat off tough competition from Callum Ross, Joy Dunlop and Kaela Rowan to clinch the Gaelic Singer of the Year award.  Ellen has amassed a huge following for her solo performances as well as her role as the frontwoman of Gaelic band Dàimh, who won Scottish Folk Band of the Year at the 2015 awards.

Greentrax Recording’s Live Act of the Year went to trad heavyweights, Skerryvore, off the back of their Decade celebrations and a string of sell-out shows.  The band have recently returned from a tour of the US and Europe and are set to close the year with a number of performances around the UK.

Pipe Band of the Year, sponsored by The Glenturret Single Malt Whisky, went to North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band, crowned the Novice A winners at this year’s World Pipe Band championships held in Glasgow Green, beating ten other bands in front of 35,000 fans.

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Simon Thoumire, Event Founder and Hands Up for Trad Creative Director, said: “Tonight was, once again, a celebration of the best traditional music talent in and around Scotland. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to all involved in tonight’s ceremony. Tonight showed it’s an exciting time for the Scottish traditional music scene, with a wealth of artists and performers, old and new, being honoured this evening.

“We would also like to thank the Caird Hall for being such fantastic hosts, Dundee City Council for their overwhelming support over the past two years and MG ALBA for their ongoing contribution to the awards and allowing the whole world to tune in and experience the evening with us – we can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

“The exciting news for 2017, we’re delighted to announce that the 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards will be hosted by Paisley, currently bidding for the UK City of Culture title in 2021, home of The Spree, and the birth place of some of Scotland’s finest musical talent.”

The unmissable evening saw performances from some of the biggest names in Scottish traditional music, including The Scott Wood Band, Songs of Separation, Tryst, Mohsen Amini – who was crowned BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician 2016 – and international folk band, Dallahan, before the night was concluded by a brilliant ceilidh.

Iseabail Mactaggart, MG ALBA’s Director of Strategy and Partnership, said: “Tonight’s winners demonstrate the extraordinary richness of the Scottish Trad scene, and we are proud at MG ALBA to enable that to be celebrated, and through BBC ALBA for this talent to be showcased here in Scotland and across the world.”

Stuart Fleming, Senior Manager of event sponsors PRS for Music of PRS for Music, said: “We’d like to congratulate all the PRS members who’ve been honoured tonight in Dundee, and in particular Kris Drever who won our Composer of the Year Award. Once again, the MG Alba Trad Awards have showcased the exceptional and diverse range of musical talent in Scotland”

Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland, said: “Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners, and to a superb set of nominees as well. Across every category there’s living proof that Scotland’s long-standing traditions are being taken forward by world-class talent – no more so than by Breabach, whose double whammy of wins puts them at the top of their game on the stage and in the studio. A special round of applause too for Jim Hunter, our new Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative-sponsored Tutor of the Year, for dedicating more than 25 years to music education.”

 

The full winners list for this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards:

Album of the Year – Sponsored by Birnam CD
Astar by Breabach

Club of the Year – Sponsored by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland
Stonehaven Folk Club

Composer of the Year – Sponsored by PRS for Music
Kris Drever

Community Project of the Year – Sponsored by the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust
Feis Rois Life Long Learning Project

Event of the Year – Sponsored by VisitScotland
Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

Gaelic Singer of the Year – Sponsored by Macmeanmna
Ellen MacDonald

Instrumentalist of the Year – Sponsored by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Rachel Newton

Live Act of the Year – Sponsored by Greentrax Recordings
Skerryvore

Citty Finlayson Scots Singer of the Year – Sponsored by the Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland
Lori Watson

Scottish Dance Band of the Year – Sponsored by the National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs
Trail West

Folk Band of the Year – Sponsored by Threads of Sound
Breabach

Scottish Pipe Band of the Year – Sponsored by The Glenturret Single Malt Whisky
North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band

Trad Music in the Media – Sponsored by Skipinnish
BBC Radio Scotland’s Take the Floor

Music Tutor of the Year – Sponsored by Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative
Jim Hunter

Up and Coming Artist of the Year – Sponsored by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Ryan Young

Venue of the Year – Sponsored by the Musicians’ Union
The Glad Café, Glasgow

Guest on Travels With My Auntie Liz – Tues 6th Dec – ‘Dopesickfly’

Guest on Travels With My Auntie Liz – Tues 6th Dec – ‘Dopesickfly’

Dec 5, 2016

Dopesickfly – Studio guests 6 th Dec.
Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Neo Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk.
Shortlisted as One Of The Top Ten Bands In Scotland 2016!
Finalists of The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree 2016
And penultimate ! On Travels With My Auntie Liz 6th  December 2016 (Show is 8-10pm)
New Video launched on 7 th December – ‘Barriers’  their new single  not to me missed!

 

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May I introduce you to the band!
Dopesickfly
Band members :-
Ant ThomazSinger, songwriter and poet! From Louisiana – self taught musician , writing lyrics from an early age.’ Ant Thomaz finds collaborating with DJ’s FYER’s, DJ Shiftee, musicians, comedians Tyler Fischer and spoken-word artists to be the crucial fusion of elements that make him the artist he is today

Chris Darling  – Guitarist, Glasgow
Keeps a simple life, has being playing guitar for 20years, influenced Nile Rodgers, Jim Hendrix and Malagueñas Flamenco guitarist. His unique finger plucking/strumming technique attracts a wide range of attention, a meditative technique he has adopted that helps him zone into the music!

Callum McCrae – Drummer, Dundee
Is a scientist during the day, he finds the balance between music and physics quite naturally.
Key influences are John Jabo, Tony Williams, Mitch Mitchellson, John Bohnam and Ricky

Joe Djalani –  Bassist, Glasgow

His Indonesian father also a musician was a strong influence in his love for music.
Joe having studied sound engineering while writing and singing his own songs, only picked up the bass Summer of 2015, as Dopesickfly needed a bass player!

Wendy Rae – Vocalist, Aberdeen
Wendy is a sign interpreter and singer. Wendy has a strong passion to connect and communicate with all people, The balance of finding her own voice in singing and desire to communicate in silence through sign has been the perfect and such a beautiful balance in her life.

Get a taster of what they are all about on their YouTube  Hydroplane from their first CD Instagram

New single Barriers – out any day now!! – watch for them on their Facebook Page 

DKOS At The Spree 2016 Finalists

Danny Kyle Open Stage  At The Spree 2016                    

 

 

 

Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss -‘Songs and Historical Appraisal’ The 1916 Dublin Rising – 7PM – Wedn 7th &14th December –

Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss -‘Songs and Historical Appraisal’  The 1916 Dublin Rising – 7PM – Wedn 7th &14th December  –

Dec 5, 2016

 

Hotchpotch with Gordon Hotchkiss  – ‘Songs and Historical Appraisal’  – The 1916 Dublin Rising – 7PM – Wednesday 7 th  and 14 th December  – 

 

 

 

This year of course marks the 100 th anniversary of the 1916 Dublin Rising in which a relatively small band of Republicans tried to end British rule in Ireland and form a new independent state.  This was against the background of the First World War in which up to a quarter of a million Irishmen were fighting in the British Army.  The rising was over within a week and the leaders executed. It marked however a seminal change in Irish politics.  The Rising and the events surrounding it of course have been commemorated ever since in song which are now part of the Irish tradition.  As the year draws to a close Gordon Hotchkiss will feature a two-part feature on these songs and historical appraisal of the significance of the Rising.  In this he will be joined by Steven Coyle and Keith Stoddart who are both involved  in The 1916 Rising Centenary Committee ( Scotland ) and have been active throughout the year in numerous commemorative events.  The look at the Rising will take part over two weeks. The first on Wednesday 7 th will look at the events leading up to the Rising and the second on Wednesday 14 th the Rising itself.

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Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter – ‘Bound’- Album of The Week 3rd Dec 2016

Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter – ‘Bound’- Album of The Week 3rd Dec 2016

Dec 4, 2016

 

 

Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter  ‘Bound’ released on 20 th November is this week’s Album of The Week

 

 

Jenn and Laura-Beth have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. They were brought together by the close-knit and progressive Glasgow folk music community, spending lots of their time jamming an eclectic mix of folk music from across the globe, particularly the UK, Scandinavia and America. The years of playing together brought a deep affinity between the two artists; their rhythms lock tightly, their voices blend so closely that it’s often hard to tell them apart. They have developed a natural telepathy: two musicians bound together.

 

Jenn Butterworth from Dumfries and Galloway moved to Glasgow in 2000 and very successfully completed a BA Applied Music course at Strathclyde University. Over the last 15 years has been steadily building a name for herself as one of Scotland’s foremost female guitarists, and singer, along with Sarah Naylor got a Danny in 2004, has toured extensively with the award-winning Anna Massie Band. Along with Steve Forman, Hamish Napier and Adam Sutherland formed The Blas Collective . Jenn has been a key member of a verity  of high profile projects from New Voices at Celtic Connections, Hogmanay Live as part of All Star House Band, with The Racel Hair Trio, Clair Hastings  her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler’s Bid. Jenn is also a much sought after tutor and is a lecturer in Practical Studies in the Traditional Music Department of Glasgow’s own Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

 

Laura-Beth a Lincolnshire lass’s musical influence steamed from her parent’s music of  Oldtime and Bluegrass style this took her to study in Newcastle, gaining a degree in  Traditional Music, concentrating on mandolin, singing and composing. While there she became heavily involved in the folk scene.  Meeting up with fellow artists she became a founding member of the very successful band The Shee. She is a highly sought after musician and some recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty ,The MacLean Project -Dougie MacLean, as well as a vast range of projects on the Scottish traditional scene with cross-over projects with Ali Hutton/ Innes Watson / Patsy Reid / Andrea Gobbi & Duncan Lyall to name but a few. Laura-Beth released her well-received solo album Breathe in 2013 while starting to gig as a duo with Jenn Butterworth. Also a well-renowned tutor a firm favourite at workshops throughout Scotland and beyond. Laura-Beth also this year released another CD with The Shee – ‘Continuunm’ .

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Bound

  1. Let The Sun Shine Down On Me / Than Hall’s
  2. Shine
  3. The Braver One
  4. Wings On My Heels
  5. 1,2,3,4,/ Joseph Salter’s
  6. The Great Divide
  7. Apple At The Crossroads/ Elzwick’s Farwell
  8. It I Had A Lover / The Belle Of The Ball
  9. There Is A Time
  10. Hasse’s A /32 Bars of Filth
  11. Come To Jesus

Up and coming gigs:-
9 th December 2016 7.30pm : The Hearth – Horsley – Northumberland
10 th December 2016 10.30am : Bluegrass workshop – The Hearth Hall – Horsley 
26 th January 2017 8pm : Celtic Connections – Nae Plans and Jenn & Laura-Beth – The Drygate Brewery 


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