Jan 31, 2015
Danny Kyle Open Stage
In The Exhibition Hall – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
5 – 7 pm Saturday January 2015
(Not in running order)
FourWinds – Ireland
Deeply rooted in the tradition, FourWinds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish traditional music in a modern and creative context. Their influences include Begley and Cooney, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Brady and Irvine, Moving Hearts, Pink Floyd and even Elvis. This energetic quartetdelivers a truly unique musical experience. The band has performed as FourWinds since 2013, individual members having all Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil, individual recordings and a debut EP in the box.
Ruth Keegan – Isle of Man
Ruth is a Manx Gaelic singer from the Isle of Man, who is passionate about bringing Manx music and language to a wider audience. Her debut solo album, Sheear (‘Westward’), which features traditional and contemporary Manx Gaelic songs, was released in February 2014. Some of Ruth’s 2014 highlights have been performing live with her trio, and being interviewed, on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Verb'; sharing a joint concert with renowned singers Julie Fowlis and Mary Black; presenting and singing in a short feature for the television programme ‘Coast’ on BBC 2 (due to be aired in summer 2015). Ruth’s group share a love for and dedication to traditional Manx music and songs, deliver dynamic, engaging performances imbued with the joy of making music.
Kari MacLeod – Newcastle Upon Tyne
Kari Macleod is a Scottish fiddle player, singer and songwriter based in Newcastle. She graduated from the Folk and Traditional music course at Newcastle University in July 2013. A love for Americana music during her time there, she decided to focus on composing music and songs which are heavily influenced by country and bluegrass music, but still remain rooted in her traditional Scottish music . Her first album due in February. Seth Tinsley is a guitarist and singer and is also a graduate of the same course and has since had success with notable bands in both England and Scotland including Tyde and neo-folk line-up The Elephant Sessions. Kari MacLeod / Seth Tinsley
Sirmione - Brendan McCreanor & Deirdre Granville – Ireland
Newly formed duo Sirmione showcases the most traditional of instruments: Irish Harp and Uilleann Pipes in a versatile and funky way. Brendan McCreanor is an award winning traditional Irish musician from Dunleer, County Louth playing Uilleann pipes, whistle, fiddle and flute. A graduate in Applied Music, he is a tutor and a teacher and performer. Deirdre Granville from Dingle, Co. Kerry is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. A first class honours music graduate from University College Cork with a degree in Music and Irish at BMUS. She is a member of folk singing band Deluce’s Patent and founder of Dingle Tradfest fusion music festival. Deirdre is currently concluding a performance masters at University of Limerick as well as completing her debut solo album.
North East Folk Collective – North East of Scotland
The North East Folk Collective were formed in 2009 to give local young musicians a chance to explore traditional music and songs and to bring the trad music and songs of the North East to new audiences. They play a mix of North East tunes and songs as well as drawing on influences from other parts of Scotland and further afield. Recently attended the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Derry, Ireland and The Royal Albert Hall in London and the Scottish Parliament. They have been a regular feature at the Stonehaven Folk Festival since 2010 and have the festival to thank for giving them their first ever gig! The highlight of the Folk Collective’s year is always the ‘now world famous’ Aqua Ceilidh where they have been the house band for the past few years! Currently recording tracks with Jonny Hardie of the OBD’s. Original NEFCo members are now involved in mentoring the younger generation of players, mainly encouraged through a common love of banana and toffee muffins and rocky road and of course the music of our native Shire.
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