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Kila – Suas Sios (Up Down)

Kíla are an Irish folk music/world music group, originally formed in 1987 in the Irish language secondary school, Coláiste Eoin in County Dublin. The band’s first gig was...

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Robyn Hitchcock, Mono, 8th June 2015

Robyn Hitchcock, Mono, 8th June 2015 Not difficult to instantly dip into a Robyn Hitchcock gig and feel gratified when his opener is a stunning cover of Dylan’s Not Dark Yet. It...

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Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 30th June 8 – 10pm

Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 30 th June 8 10pm  Liz with have in the studio  Larry Guild Scottish singer songwriter Larry Guild started playing in the 90’s was inspired to...

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Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 3 – 5th July 2015

Newcastleton Tradition Music Festival 3 – 5 th July 2015 Programme of Events (while correct at time of printing please contact festival in case of alterations or...

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Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 3 – 5th July 2015

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 3 – 5th July 2015

Jun 29, 2015

Newcastleton Tradition Music Festival 3 – 5 th July 2015

Programme of Events (while correct at time of printing please contact festival in case of alterations or ammendments)

 

Friday 3rd July
7pm – 9.30pm Opening Concert: Castleton Parish Church, Guests are: Di HendersonAilsaMackenzie, Carol Anderson, Stuart Forester,  Emma Spiers, Dave Orr & Jane Carson. Tickets £5/£3
9.30pm – 1am Dance – Village Hall The Redheughers Ceilidh Band (£5)
11pm – 2am-ish -Singaround – upstairs in the Buccleuch Centre with Dave MacFadzean Entry By Donation

Sessions all weekend in venues throughout the village including the Supper Room in the Village Hall. The Community Room will be used as a “quiet room” for singers and musicians who want to perform in a quieter space. It will be available from 6pm Friday  and from 4pm Saturday and will be hosted by Eliza Mood.

newcastleton riging out

Copshaw Common ‘Ringing’ out

Saturday 4 th July

8.30am – 9pm Festival Office open in the Buccleuch Centre.
9.06am Copshaw Common Riding – gathering at the Fountain (This event starts at 7.32am and continues all day!)
10.00am  Competitions start !Spectator tickets covering all venues – £5.00 – children £1.00 Spectator tickets for individual venues £3.00 – children 50p.
2.30pm Fiddle & Guitar Workshops in Village Hall  and Songwriting in Community Room £3/£1
7.00pm Grand Concert in the Village Hall – (Bar Licence) Competition Winners & special guests – opened by the Copshaw Common Riding. – £5.00  Compered by Di Henderson.
9.30pm – 1am     Dance in the Village Hall to Three Men and a Box Ceilidh Band £5.00
11.00pm – 2am-ish Singaround – Upstairs in the Buccleuch Centre with Susie Kelly Entry by donation.

Sunday 5 th July
9am – 12 noon Festival Office
open in the Buccleuch Centre.
10am/11am/12noon   Trash Arts Workshops in Village Hall  Adult £4 Child £2
10am   BEGINNERS Smallpipes Workshop with Kevin Tilbury Buccleuch Centre (above Office) Adults £3 Child £1 (Limited numbers – sign up in Festival Office)
1.30pm – 2.30pm        Highland Bagpipe Competition – Village Square (dry day) Village Hall (wet day)
2-30pm(ish) – 4.30pm(ish) Farewell Concert with Norman Stewart in the Village Hall – various guests £2 (children free)
8pm onward    Buccleuch Centre Survivors’ Session (Until we drop from sheer exhaustion or run out of songs/tunes!!)
See you all there! Liz  liz@celticmusicradio.net 

Di Henderson

Di Henderson

Barbara Dymock

Barbara Dymock

Carol Anderson

Carol Amderson

Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 30th June 8 – 10pm

Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 30th June 8 – 10pm

Jun 29, 2015

Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 30 th June 8 10pm  Liz with have in the studio  Larry Guild
Scottish singer songwriter Larry Guild started playing in the 90’s was inspired to write his own songs by listening to the song craft of Nanci Griffiths , Eric Taylor, Townes Van Zandt, Kate Wolf to name but a few! Inspired by their songs painting a vivid picture, short stories, to music .

 

 

He has played all over Scotland, from a firm favourite at festivals and folk clubs, gigging  with such notables as our own Ciaran Dorris and Paul Tasker to name but two!
Has a most excellent double CD ‘ Something from Somewhere’ was released at the end of last year, 25 old and new songs that have been met with great acclaim.  Hopefully we will have some songs live in the studio on Tuesday from Larry, so listen in between 8-10pm Tuesday 30 th June(repeated Wednesday 2-4am and 1 – 3pm) And on Catch Up. Join us ! Liz


something rom someone

Kila – Suas Sios (Up Down)

Kila – Suas Sios (Up Down)

Jun 26, 2015

Kíla are an Irish folk music/world music group, originally formed in 1987 in the Irish language secondary school, Coláiste Eoin in County Dublin.

The band’s first gig was upstairs in the Baggott Inn, Dublin, a gig that was attended by three people.

Kíla have played at many festivals around the world, including Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures, Electric Picnic, Womadelaide, Glastonbury, Féile an Dóilín, St. Chartier and the Stockholm Water Festival. All members of the group participate in composing and arranging Kíla’s songs. they have also performed at student events such as the NUIG Arts Ball in 2010, the biggest event of its kind in Ireland.

In late 2011, Kíla published their long awaited Book of Tunes. Comprising over 100 of their compositions and lavishly decorated with photos, poems & prose, the book was a huge success, being described as ‘a masterpiece’ by Seán Laffey from Irish Music Magazine.

Every year Kíla produce something magical, something memorable, something special and this year (even though it is barely out of the traps) they haven t let us down. Suas Síos (Up Down) is their new album – it is a work of beauty, a work of maturity; a work that encapsulates their exuberance, their quietness and their sheer talent. Recorded, mixed and mastered by the ubiquitous Mr Karl Odlum (Ham Sandwich, Lisa O’Neill, Mic Christopher) the album is bristling with energy, passion and incisive musical intelligence. The last couple of years have seen Kíla return to their globetrotting exploits (Croatia, Malaysia, France, Spain, Switzerland) and it was during these gigs abroad that these songs and tunes were given an opportunity to breath and gain nuances that might not have emerged ensconced in the studio environment.

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Robyn Hitchcock, Mono, 8th June 2015

Robyn Hitchcock, Mono, 8th June 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Robyn Hitchcock, Mono, 8th June 2015

Not difficult to instantly dip into a Robyn Hitchcock gig and feel gratified when his opener is a stunning cover of Dylan’s Not Dark Yet. It oozed with warmly toned vocals, exquisite guitar playing, and a flow that enthralled the audience.

There was no dip in the sheer joy factor in all that followed. The witty introductions to songs, his clear fondness for Scottish venues – The Ferry and The Bungalow in Paisley – and memories of playing them solo or with The Soft Boys in years gone by and, most of all, his laid back but endearing rapport with us.

Hitchcock, in a dramatic blue and white spotted shirt, was intense but utterly cool at the same time: a languid wordsmith and amusing observer on a range of issues, including how tuning his guitar was puzzling with the strings seemingly having minds of their own.

My Wife And My Dead Wife from his 1985 album with The Egyptians, Fegmania was wonderful, but picking highlights from such a real-deal triumph of an evening is no easy task.

Hitchcock is a true lover of excellent songwriting and this was clearly demonstrated throughout the two-hour set. He gracefully, and with great affection, delivered songs by Robin Williamson and Townes Van Zandt, whose classic Pancho and Lefty involved support act, Emma Swift in a tear-jerker version. Emma, it should be noted, returned to the stage for a number of outstanding duets, including a soaring Queen Elvis, title track of Hitchcock’s 1989 release.

A truly glorious evening was enhanced by an audience that had turned up to listen intently yet enthusiastically with no request shout-outs or a surge of mobile phones to record the event. If only all gigs worked out pure and magical like this one.

Mike Ritchie

Photo: Paul Kerr

Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift


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