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Danny Kyle Open Stage Showcase 2017 Sunday 5th February 2017

I am delighted to announce the 6 finalists in this years Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections Liz Clark – Producer and Presenter of the DKOS Had 71 Acts on Stage –...

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Concerts and Gig Guide

Festival Dates 2017

  Some Festival Dates for you calendar 2017 While correct at time of printing please check with festival for any amendments alterations or...

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Live from Celtic Music Radio  Studio, Admiral Street . Saturday 4th Feb – 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Saturday 4th Feb live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow Live from Admiral Street Studio  11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5...

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Album of the Week

Gary Innes – ‘ERA’ Album of The Week 18th Feb 2017

    Gary Innes – ‘ERA’ – Album of The Week 18 Feb 2017 – Album launched on 30 Jan      Gary Innes   Spean Bridge’s own Gary...

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Gary Innes – ‘ERA’ Album of The Week 18th Feb 2017

Gary Innes – ‘ERA’ Album of The Week 18th Feb 2017

Feb 18, 2017



Gary Innes – ‘ERA’ – Album of The Week 18 Feb 2017 – Album launched on 30 Jan 



Gary Innes   Spean Bridge’s own Gary Innes is not only shinty player extraordinaire , box player with bands such as Box Club to Mànran , guesting with Runrig, to duo with Ewan Robertson – with whom they set up their own record label ‘Purple Dougal Productions’ . Is a tutor / producer / composer  and to top it all has taken over the presenting from the  redoubtable Robbie Shepheard’s slot since Robbie retired from  ‘Take The Floor’!

ERA us Garry’s second ‘solo’ album with all self- penned tunes and songs

Artists performing on this album include Hamish Napier on Keys, Duncan Lyall on bass, Jarlath Henderson on Uilleann Pipes, Steve Byrnes on kit and fellow Mànran bandmate, Ewen Henderson on fiddle and Ali Hutton . ERA includes three self-penned songs which all carry very different stories, sung by Robert Robertson, Alec Dalglish and Siobhan Miller. Produced by Garry Innes and Ali Hutton.


  1.  Yarra Wine Valley
    2. The Road to Lochaber
    3. The Caman Man
    4. Crazy Street
    5. May Life Always Be Peachy
    6. The Highland Obama
    7. Zara
    8. Loch Arkaig
    9. Grace and Pride
    10. Our Heroes

For Lyrics and Sheet Music:-  Link

Other CD’s with this artists :-
‘Hows The Craic?’ 2005
‘The Caman Man’ – Single
‘Shouts’ with Ewan Robertson
Mànran – ‘An Da La – The Two Days
Mànran – ‘The Test’
‘Box Club’


Festival Dates 2017

Festival Dates 2017

Feb 10, 2017


Some Festival Dates for you calendar 2017
While correct at time of printing please check with festival for any amendments alterations or additions 







25-Feb  08-Mar Inverness Music Festival  


11-Mar 19-Mar Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival    

17-Mar 19-Mar Neil Gow Annual Scottish  Fiddle Festival   

31-Mar 05-Apr  Edinburgh International Harp Festival   


07-Apr  09-Apr  Glenfarg Folk Feast

03-Apr  06-Apr  Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin’   

21-Apr  23-Apr  Northern Streams  

27-Apr  07-May Tradfest    

27-Apr  30-Apr  Shetland Folk Festival  

27-Apr  30-Apr  Girvan Traditional Folk Festival   



05-May 07-May Moniaive Folk Festival   

12-May 14-May Fife Traditional Singing Weekend:

25-May 27-May Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival

19-May 23-May Strichen Festival

25-May 28-May Knockengorroch World Ceilidh

25-May 28-May Orkney Folk Festival   

26-May 04-Jun   Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival   


02-Jun   04-Jun   Skye Storytelling Festival & GlendaleGathering

02-Jun   04-Jun   Arran Folk Festival

02-Jun   04-Jun   Portsoy Music Festival

02-Jun   25-Jun   Glasgow West End Festival

15-Jun   18-Jun   Culross Festival 

08-Jun   11-Jun   Eden Festival 

09-Jun   11-Jun   Keith Festival TMSA

09-Jun   11-Jun   Loanhead Music Festival 

19-Jun   29-Jun   Crail Festival    

16-Jun   18-Jun   Killin Music Festival 

23-Jun   25-Jun   Solas Festival 

23-Jun   25-Jun   Falkland Traditional Music Festival    

24-Jun   25-Jun   Scottish Traditional Boat Festival   

28-Jun   02-Jul    East  Neuk  Festival   


30-Jun   02-Jul    Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival    

02-Jul    07-Jul    Ceolas Music Summer School 

04-Jul    25-Aug  Feis an Eilein 

06-Jul    09-Jul    Stonehaven Folk Festival

07-Jul    09-Jul    Furness Tradition    

19-Jul    22-Jul    Hebridean Celtic Festival

14-Jul    16-Jul    Lossiemouth Folk Festival

14-Jul    16-Jul    Rothbury Traditional Music Festival     

28-Jul    05-Aug  Aberdeen International Youth Festival  

21-Jul    23-Jul    Cullerlie Traditional Singing Weekend 

28-Jul    30-Jul    Ugie Folk Festival   

21-Jul    22-Jul    Wickerman Festival  

27-Jul    30-Jul    Southern Fried Festival 

28-Jul    30-Jul    Speyfest 

30-Jul    06-Aug  Shetland Fiddlee Fenzi


03-Aug  05-Aug  Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 

07-Aug  13-Aug  Piping Live    

23-Aug  27-Aug  Marymass Folk Festival

17-Aug  20-Aug  Milwaukke Irish Fest     

16-Aug  20-Aug  Mull of Kintyre Music Festival     

18-Aug  20-Aug  Innerleithen Music Festival

24-Aug  27-Aug  Tonder Folk Festival   



01-Sep  09-Sep  Blas Festival

01-Sep  03-Sep  Kirriemuir Festival

01-Sep  03-Sep  Portpatrick Folk Festival   

06-Sep  10-Sep  Linlithgow Folk Festival  

11-Sep  17-Sep  Ceol Cholsa    

15-Sep  17-Sep  Douglasdale Folk Festival

22-Sep  24-Sep  Dunbar Traditional Music Festival (The Belhaven Best)   

22-Sep  24-Sep  Isle of Jura Music Festival  

22-Sep  24-Sep  Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival  


02-Oct   04-Oct   Selkirk Sessions    

07-Oct   09-Oct   Ullapool Guitar Festival 

04-Oct   08-Oct   Glasgow Americana  

05-Oct   09-Oct   Shetland Fiddle & Accordion Festival

06-Oct   14-Oct   Celtic Colours 

21-Oct   30-Oct   Scottish International Storytelling Festival 


Should your festival wish to be included in the above diary please email Liz Clark at  liz.celticmusicradio@yahoo.co.uk

See you at the festivals !

Mànran – ‘An Dà Là – The Two Days’ Album of The Week 4th Jan 2017

Mànran – ‘An Dà Là – The Two Days’  Album of The Week 4th Jan 2017

Feb 10, 2017


Mànran – ‘An Dà Là – The Two Days’  Album of The Week 4   Jan 2017 Released on 20 Jan 2017







Band Members,

Gary Innes  / Ewan Henderson/ Ross Saunders / Ryan Murphy / Mark Scobbie /Craig Irving

‘2016 was arguably the band’s busiest on record with full tours of Denmark, Australia and England in the early part of the year leading into a hectic schedule of summer festivals throughout Europe. This included debut performances at Festival de Ortigueira in Galicia & Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ireland, a triumphant return to Denmark’s Tønder Festival and finishing off the year in style at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party. Despite all this time on the road, Mànran have now released their eagerly-anticipated third album, launched at a sold-out headline show in Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland Ballroom as part of Celtic Connections 2017’.
An Dà Là Gaelic expression for ‘great change and change’ Ranging from an old Gaelic song on the changes brought by the Highland Clearances to a call for today to have ‘compassion and humanity’ a direct call to the President in his mothers native tongue . Incorporating the changes not only over the centuries but to the bands new line up.

‘An Dà Là – The Two Days’ Tracs:-
1. Fiasco
2. Trod
3. Inspector
4. Pandora
5. Parallels
6. Autobahn
7. Fios
8. Alpha
9. Alone
10. An Dà Là
11. Strong
12. Hour

Other CD’s Mànran Debut Album 2011 / The Test 2013 /

Upcoming gigs:- 
March 3 Crafordjohn – Village Hall  / 4 Aird, Nevis Centre /
Germany  March 8 Illingen / 9 Leverkusen  – Scala / 10 Falkensee – Stadthalle / 11 Torgay – Kulturhaus / 12 Arnstadt – Theatre am / 12 Eisleben – Kulturwerk / 15 Cuxhaven – Hapaghalle / 16 Bargteheide – Kleines Theater / 17 Wilhelmshaven- Pumpwerk / 18 Potsdam – Lindenpark / Herdecke – Werner  / 21 Augsburg – Parktheater / 22 Reutl ingen – Kulturzentrum / 23 Ludwigsburb – Scala / 24 Hohenemus – Löwensaal/  25 Garching – Bugherhaus / 26 Traunreut – K1 /

Danny Kyle Open Stage Showcase 2017 Sunday 5th February 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Showcase 2017 Sunday 5th February 2017

Feb 5, 2017

I am delighted to announce the 6 finalists in this years Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections
Liz Clark – Producer and Presenter of the DKOS
Had 71 Acts on Stage – consisting of 200 + artists
Who came from:- Aberdeen  Airdrie Aberdeen/ Argentina / Ayr / Balquidder / Barrow – In Furnace/ Berlin / Bishopbriggs / Bishopton/ Borders / Brighton / Buckie / Canada / Cumnock / Devon  / Dumfriese / Edinburgh / England/ Fife / Gairloch / Glasgow / Gourock / Greenock / Insch / Isle of Lewis / Ireland /Kilmarnock / Kilwinning / Liverpool / Manchester / Motherwell / Newcastle / Orkney / Paisley / Rutherglen / Wales!
All of them winners!
Out of all the winners we have the 6 finalists who will showcase their set and all return next year for a support slot at Celtic Connections 2018
Here is your showcase artists of 2017

An Dha – Brighton –    Listen again to performance on 4 Feb 2017
Jaya Hanley / Sarah James
“Experience the fire of Scottish Traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection and the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk Duo An Dh, And Dha means ‘The Two’ in Gaelic, two musicians , a Violin and a Cello, on a journey exploring life and music together.
An Dha are a Fiddle and Cello duo writing and performing folk  music that combines styles and genres to explore the boundaries of contemporary fok music. They formed in 2013 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire after Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sara James visited the Isle of Skye and were entranced by the beauty and music of the island.  In 2016 they won the London Fiddle Convention Competition, various awards in the St Albans Folk Completion’s and were finalists I the Bath Folk Competition” .



Avocet – Glasgow –  Listen again to first performance on 1 Feb 2017
Sam Grassie / Herbie Loaning/ Iona Zajac
“Having met through the traditional music scene in Edinburgh and Glasgow at a young age, samaniona decided to combine forces in making contemporary music with a traditional folky feel to it yet also influenced by blues and world music.  Sam’s finger picking guitar style reminds one of the likes of Bert Jansch
Joining him are Herbie on double bass, and Iona, whose distinctive vocals are best described as soothing and haunting at the same time”#



DopeSickFly    – Glasgow   Listen again to first performance on 27 Jan 2017
Ant /Wendy/Chris / Joe / Calum
Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Soul, Rock, Poetic, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk. With lead singer/poet Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum macrae with his Jazz background, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy Rae, DopeSickFly truly emanates a new refreshing alive sound. There’s a confidence and power to the band’s live set that at times can be mesmerising. The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Funk Rock Hybrid known as Dopesickfly project an upbeat feel good vibe inviting everyone to join in with catchy hooks and to dance their hearts out. Dopesickfly are encouraging & sing of life, connecting to all ages of people; making music for people!


Marianne McGregor – Orkney/Glasgow  Listen again to first performance on 24 Jan 2017
Growing up in Orkney Marianne was exposed to a rich environment of all things musical, creative and expressive. Although primarily a jazz singer, Marianne has taken influence from various other styles, incorporating a breathy folky twist into her voice. In the time since finishing her music degree in 2015, she has used songwriting as a soothing creative outlet for personal storytelling and expression, using smooth bluesy/folky vocal tone and her unique pallet of textures to communicate and engage with the listener. Although she is relatively new to the role of singer songwriter, Marianne hopes to continue writing and performing in this unique and quirky style.


The Magpies –  Glasgow –   Listen again to first performance on 25 Jan 2017
Lizzie King / Peter Keay / Doro Weber
The Magpies are an alternative folk pop trio who write and play together in Glasgow.Originating from acoustic duo
Reasons To Be Cheerful with Lizzie King (lead vocals, guitar) and Doro Weber (drums, percussion), the band welcomed the addition of Peter Keay (bass, backing vocals) in early 2016. The Magpies are a relatively young band, having started playing together in January 2016. Gigging widly since their forming also released their self-produced debut; ‘Wait for the Sunrise’, bringing the endorsement from radio plays UK Wide . The summer saw the band perform at some exciting festival gigs including L Fest in Uttoxeter and Manchester Pride. Their second EP, to be released early 2017.



WHɎTE – Glasgow/ Aberdeen – Listen again to their first performance on the  26 Jan 2017
Alasdair Whyte and Ross Whyte
Emerging Gaelic electronica duo released their debut album, Fairich as part of Sound Festival in Aberdeen on 21 October 2016.  Each from very different musical backgrounds (ambient electronica and traditional Gaelic), their songs have drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett.  Following several successful live performances throughout Scotland and radio play on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Travelling Folk’, WHɎTE secured funding from Creative Scotland to record their debut release.  Fairich was recorded in the late summer of 2016 at the University of Aberdeen and in a cave beneath Dunnottar Castle and features a selection of arrangements of rarely-heard 17th 8th century Gaelic songs as well as original compositions.


Once again well done to all the Finalists
Also to our media partners Celtic Music Radio for airing / recording/ advertising The Danny Kyle Open Stage 2017
See you at the place 5 pm tonight ! Liz 


Here are the list of Highly Recommended artists who took part:-

Beth Malcolm
Eilidh Firth Trio
Elia Davidson
Ellie Ford 
Folky MacFolk Face 
Footerin Aboot 
Harry Harris  
Iona Fyfe & Luc McNally
Kate Kyle  
Roelle  Blue
Southside Fiddlers 
The Boys With The Lion Head 
The Rowies
The Step Brothers Music
The Trials of Cato
Velvet & Stone 
Yoko Pwno   


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