Jan 16, 2016
We will be uploading recordings of all performances on the Open Stage to our archive site. You can access these recordings by clicking the “Archive Site – Danny Kyle Stage” button on the right of our website, or by following this link.
Iain Copeland is coming in to talk to Aunite Liz re a new project – BARÁTOK Independent World Music Hungarian for ‘Friends’ or ‘Kindred’. Barátok is a...Read More
Today I bring you three fantastic bands from the Folkspot at the Tonder Festival 2016 What is Folk Spot Denmark? Folk Spot Denmark is a showcase festival focusing on Danish roots,...Read More
Sep 24, 2016
Today I bring you three fantastic bands from the Folkspot at the Tonder Festival 2016
What is Folk Spot Denmark?
Folk Spot Denmark is a showcase festival focusing on Danish roots, folk music, presenting traditional Danish music and new folk and roots music, both of which are thriving and developing explosively in Denmark today. The featured bands have all been selected by an international jury (between 15 and 20 people from all over the world), with representatives from festivals, venues, agencies, media, etc. Folk Spot Denmark part of the well known Danish Tønder Festival that for more than 40 years has happened during the last weekend of August (read more about the festival at www.tf.dk/en). Find out more about Folk Spot Denmark – Supported by := Rosa Organisaton Radio Folk Denmark
My thanks once again to Rasmus Wehner / Soren Lund / Henrik Friis / Andreas Oversen and of course Morten Hoirup for the music and their fantastic hospitality.Also grateful thanks to Maira Theessink & Stig Bang-Mortensen and their fantastic team and all the volunteers who make this magic festival work and work so well and allowing me to be part of the festival once again!
Basco with Jullie Hjetland
Basco bascoband.com Band Members :- This is of course in their own words!!!
Andreas Tophøj – fiddler, viola player (oh well) and lion tamer. Andreas is also resident professor of applied rhetoric, and also does the accounts. Hal Parfitt-Murray – Fiddler, mandolin player and lead singer with mercurial charm and really nice scarves. He also cleans up after the monkey. Anders Ringgaard Andersen – Accordion player, Trombone wrangler and horn arranger, Anders also takes care of any fighting off of groupies that needs to be done. An utterly and completely charming man. That’s not a joke, it’s just the simple truth. Ale Carr – Citternista extrordinaire and part time dragon slayer, Ale represents Basco’s contact with the Old Ones who will rise up at the End Times and engulf the world in tentacles and fire. But he’s really sweet and has loads of kids and you wouldn’t think he was like that at all.
They are joined on stage by Jullie Hjetland. Who brings her voice! with its colorful compositions and the primordial force that lies in her personal musical expression, she is a sought-after and versatile musician who in many colors and influences its environment with its natural approach to music.
Contact Details: Anders Ringgard Andersen E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Website:
Elof & Wamberg
Elof & Wamberg is a Danish folk music duo consisting of Tobias Elof (‘ukulele) and Nicolaj Wamberg (contrabass). Since 2010, the two musicians have drawn audiences in Denmark and abroad into their unique musical universe. The delicate ‘ukulele and the deep contrabass combine to create a harmonious Nordic sound, that is characterized by a dynamic expertise. The duo has played over 100 concerts, amongst others at international festivals in England, Czech Republic, Estonia and Sweden.
Contact details e-mail: email@example.com /Website:
Fromseier Hockings perform as a lively, impulsive and playful duo full of virtuosity. They have toured together worldwide and have through many years of partnership developed a unique intimacy in their music. Old swingy traditional tunes and songs are combined with Ditte and Sigurds own compositions.
Ditte Fromseier Mortensen started her musical life at the age of 4 on the little Danish island of Bornholm. Since then she has played her way around the world and has trained as both a classical and folk violinist. She has a Master of Arts from the University of Limerick and from the Carl Nielsen Academy in Denmark where she is currently employed as course director for their folk music degree.
Sigurd Hockings is one of the most skilful and versatile folk guitarists in Denmark. Inspiration for his very individual and accomplished playing style has come largely from both Scandinavian and Celtic music traditions.
My thanks once again to Rasmus Wehner / Soren Lund / Henrik Friis / Andreas Oversen and of course Morten Hoirup
and team for the recordings and information -more next week
Will be repeated on Tuesday 27 th September 10pm till midnigh
Festival Fling with Liz Clark
Sep 24, 2016
Album of The Week Tannara – “Trig”
Contemporary Scottish folk music band Tannara launched their debut album “Trig” – original tunes, modern tunes and traditional ballads. It was recorded in May 2016 by Mattie Foulds at Caribou Recording in Penicuik and produced by Rachel Newton. “The album captures our live energy, but makes full use of the studio setting to incorporate the some multi-instrumental skills, with the addition of: Fender Rhodes, Piano, Backing Vocals and Percussion.”
“One of Scotland’s brightest new up and coming bands”. Stonehaven Folk Festival
Band Members :-
Owen Sinclair (Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocals), Becca Skeoch (Harp), Joseph Peach (Accordion) and Cameron Ross (Fiddle).
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Broadcast 24 Sept at 12pm / Sunday Midnight/ Monday 7pm
Sep 20, 2016
Iain Copeland is coming in to talk to Aunite Liz re a new project – BARÁTOK Independent World Music
Hungarian for ‘Friends’ or ‘Kindred’.
Barátok is a musical collaboration between Hungarian Violinist Zoltan Lantos and Scottish musician Iain Copeland.
Cottiers 28 th September 2016
Iain is best known as a musician, artist, designer, musical director and producer. He has played with a wide range of bands such as The Peatbog Faeries, Session A9, The Unusual Suspects, Sketch and Babelfish and has produced albums for The Peatbog Faeries, Ewan Macpherson, Pipedown, Andy Thorburn, Amy Geddes and Sandy Wright among others.
As a session musician, Iain has played with the Supremes, The Shirelles, The Crystals (of Motown Fame) He spent 6/7 years with the pit band in the Pavilion in Glasgow where he played and supported many of Scotland’s best known artists.
Iain has successfully toured throughout the UK, across Europe, in North America, the Far East and Australia. He has set up many bands, jazz clubs, music festivals, recorded and produced CDs, recently set up Braevalla Press to publish books, has been instrumental in setting up radio stations, supported the development of young musicians and artists, worked on community projects and has worked as a tutor in prison. Iain runs his own recording studio in Dunvegan on Skye where he is currently finalising production by artists recently signed to his record label Skye Records.
Is a violinist who is at home in musical cultures from across the globe — but has forged a sonic language all his own. He appeared on the Eastern-European jazz scene while studying at the Music Academy in his hometown, Budapest. But shortly after earning his degree in classical violin, Lantos embarked on a remarkable musical journey. Drawn to experimental and eastern music, he traveled to India in 1985 to study classical Indian music. There, the “biology” of a single note — the life of the inner, unheard and unplayed sound (“Anahata Swara”) is of the utmost importance. In India he discovered what became the focal point of his musical life: the experience of existing in a living moment, the art of improvisation.
While studying at Glasgow University, Lyall’s abilities in composition and piano playing were recognized with the award of the Goudie Prize for Composition. He also explored the field of electronic composition, arising from which was his project, ‘Tilting Ground’, broadcast by the BBC in 1993, and the formation of an electro-acoustic trio, Green Room. Much of his work after leaving university, however, found him concentrating on playing the piano. His musical interests are wide and his repertoire ranges over classical forms and contemporary jazz, including free improvisation. He was soon in demand as one of Scotland’s leading accompanists, working with many artists from the UK, Scandinavia and the USA. These include Tony Scott, Arild Andersen, Steven Osborne, Tom Bancroft and Jon Christensen, Joe Maneri, Laura MacDonald, Martin Kershaw, Rick Margitza, Petter Wettre, Tore Brunborg, and Joakim Milder. In 2003, Lyall was pianist and assistant conductor for the Garlton Singers and the same year was pianist with East Lothian Concert Opera. Among many television and radio broadcasts Lyall has made are ‘Threads’, a 1988 work for bass clarinet and computer generated sound that was commissioned by Musica Nova, and ‘Suite For Jazz Quintet’ (1991).
Studied Jazz at the City of Leeds’ College of Music for 3 years and graduated with a 1st class Diploma – he also won the prestigious ‘Eric Kershaw Memorial Prize for Guitar’ at the end of each year (1984, 1985 & 1986) – the only student ever to do so. After Leeds moved to Londowhere he worked with many Jazz groups, musicians and singers including: Nigel Hitchcock, Dave O’Higgins, Ray Warleigh, Guy Barker, Laurence Cottle, Paz, Jim Mullen, NYJO, Iain Ballamy, John Parricelli, Charlie Rouse (saxophonist with Thelonius Monk), Gary Husband, John Etheridge, Richard Bailey (drummer with Jeff Beck on ‘Blow by Blow’), Salena Jones, Trudy Kerr, Jacqui Hicks & Alan Barnes. And jammed with many great visiting musicians like Kirk Whalum (saxophonist with Whitney Houston/Take 6/Larry Carlton/Luther VanDross) in clubs like the 606. In 1988 joined Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia, with Jon Hiseman on drums, and both toured and recorded with that group until 1995 including appearances all over Europe, Scandinavia and also in the UK where they played many times at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. During his time in London he also joined Jazz/Funk legends Shakatak and worked with that group for over 2 years which included two tours of both Japan and South Africa and many Festival appearances alongside artists like George Benson the Yellowjackets and Curtis Stigers
Sep 20, 2016
Shawfest 2 – will take place September 24 & 25.
The inaugural Shawfest took place September last year and was a great success. The aim of the festival is to raise funds for the Fraser
Shaw Trust (www.frasershawtrust.com ), which was set up in memory a much loved guy and wonderful musician who passed away in May 2015 after battling with MS and eventually PML. The trust raises funds for MS charities through a range of projects celebrating Fraser and his music.
Festivities will kick off on the 24 in St. Peter’s Hall, Partick. There will be a craft fair, pottery and knitting demonstrations and facepainting. The festival is also delighted to host Dr. Libby McGugan, who is exploring a new field of intentional medicine. Libby will be running a workshop on “The Truth about Stress” – how Intentional Mindlessness can help restore ease, flow and resonance in life.
A silent auction stand will be in place, wherein festival goers can bid anonymously on some very exciting items. There will also be a festival raffle. Make sure and bring your dancing shoes for some night time entertainment with the Blas
Collective! On this occasion the band will consist of Jenn Butterworth, Adam Sutherland, Hamish Napier, Laura-Beth Salter and Steve Foreman. Blas deliver stunning “off the cuff” arrangements of tunes and songs and there will be a few ceilidh dances thrown in for good measure! On support will be the lovely Carla Feuerstein with some German folk songs, and Seán Gray (Paul McKenna Band).
Tickets available on the door at £10 (£8 concession, £5 kids), doors open 2pm, refreshments provided throughout the day. Concert starts 8pm, BYOB.
On Sunday 25 th the festivities will continue in The Sparkle Horse, Dowanhill Street from 6pm. Here, the silent auction winners will be announced and the raffle draw will take place. Drinks will be had, memories shared, and a toast made to the man himself, Fraser Shaw.