<!-- -->

Jul 22

‘A Perfect Sky’ – New Celeste – Album of The Week 22nd July 2017

New Celeste ‘A Perfect Sky’ –  Celtic Music Radio’s Album Of The Week 22 July 2017

First formed in the late 1970’s, combining folk, rock and jazz players from the Glasgow music scene, New Celeste broke the mould at that time with their rock and jazz treatments of traditional music and their fast and furious stage act. The band toured extensively in Scotland and England, touring twice with Billy Connolly and recording a half hour ‘In Concert’ for ITV. They rapidly found themselves in Europe recording three albums – ‘High Sands and the Liquid Lake’ in Holland, ‘On the Line’ in Berlin and then ‘New Celeste Live’ in Brittany, France. Propelled across a continent, they built a huge fan base wherever they played. Exhausted with touring, the band broke up in 1983 and the various band members went their own ways. Guitarist Graeme Duffin joined Wet Wet Wet, drummer Iain Bayne went on to play with Runrig, guitarist Nigel Clark joined Hue & Cry and violinist Rod Dorothy jazzed it with Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia. Founder member guitarist and singer Iain Fergus took a break from music for a while, then reformed New Celeste in 1990 with Rod Dorothy and some new musicians, Steve Reid, Jerry Soffe, Ian Aitken, Willie Logan, Iain Copeland and Brendan Ring and recorded two new CDs for Lismor/Iona Records in Glasgow ‘The Celtic Connection’ and then ‘It’s a New Day’ with Charlie McKerron and Fred Morrison from Capercaillie. The band performed at numerous festivals across Europe, promoting these two CDs.

‘’Seven albums in and there’s still no predicting what New Celeste will conjure next. You could quite easily be forgiven if you follow the inevitable Celtic rock label that’s so often hung round their neck by the unthinking or the even more confused, generic folk rock. All of which hint at but could never define a band that’s defied expectation time and time again across more years than it’s healthy to recall. New album A Perfect Sky is an impeccable addition to a line of carefully crafted and considered releases. Brought to life in studios from London to Skye via Oxford, Glasgow and Canada, then impeccably mixed by Bob Prowse the core intentions strategically pieced together to create an acoustic centred, electrically driven collection which is intrinsically rooted. A Perfect Sky superbly displays the creative credentials of New Celeste, which with the opening Such A Lovely Day, bounces along agreeable acoustic pop in every second. Seven Seas is a flamenco drenched ode to lost love, whereas Love & Freedom displays the band’s love of traditional themes with a typically clipped Fergus vocal and a lilting hook line that both historically and stylistically speaks of no other place than Caledonia. Love Is a Strange Thing has a summery vibe, an observation on casual and fickle affairs of the heart, the fiddle soaring high on a feathery breeze. Instrumentally New Celeste exhibit equal flair and understanding Petite Quimperoise has classical inclinations with a jazz undercurrent, The Sunshower is a rolling chase between fiddle and acoustic guitar, Jig Celeste a freewheeling, whirling dervish leads handily into Sorry a vox drenched, Beatlesque construction in which twin guitars duel and twist around each other over a jumble of ponderable romantic questions. With a steadfast frontline of founder Iain Fergus on vocals and guitar, lead guitarist Steve Reid, fiddler Gavin Marwick, bass player Jerry Soffe with drummer Max Saidi, the range of inspiration and influence is as wide as the horizon to horizon landscapes of their Scottish homeland. There’s even room for reunions, former associates Graeme Duffin (Wet, Wet, Wet,) and Rod Dorothy (Barbara Thompson,) add deft touches on guitar and violin respectively. Iain sums it all up, “My songs take a long time to write themselves. I’m never trying to shock or surprise, to me it’s all about interest. The album took nearly a year to complete, with various ex members of the band adding important bits and pieces and some fantastic guest musicians too. Steve and Gavin wrote three great tracks for the CD and Bob Prowse played a big part, he’s a wonderful engineer.” Look upwards, not a cloud in sight, a perfect sky, venture forth without delay.’’

The line-up of New Celeste is as follows:
Iain Fergus: Acoustic guitar and vocals
Steve Reid: Acoustic and electric guitars
Gavin Marwick: Fiddle
Jerry Soffe: Bass guitar
Max Saidi: Drums

‘A Perfect Sky’

Trac

  1. Such a Lovely Day
  2. Love Is a Strange Thing
  3. Seven Seas
  4. Petite Quimperoise
  5. She’s Got No Heart
  6. Rosanna
  7. The Sunshower
  8. Love and Freedom
  9. Jig Celeste
  10. Sorry

 

While Correct at time of printing please check artist website for any alterations, amendments or additions

You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

 

Jul 21

Merchant City Festival Glasgow – 22 – 30 July 2017

Merchant City Festival  22 – 30 July 2017
Glasgow’s Merchant City will rock from Sat 22 – Sunday 20 July with a carnival atmosphere – from the stunning music listed below – to events from :- theatre / dance/ food/ comedy/ street markets/ circus/
crafts / art/ tours — to name but a FEW of the events taking place ! AND MOST OF IT IS FREE!

 

MUSIC AND STAGES  DURING THE FESTIVAL – check website for all other events !!!
While correct at time of printing please check with Festival and artists websites for any amendments/ alterations or additions !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY  22 JULY

Tron Theatre – Outside live music stage – Trongate & Chisholm Street
12.00      Reptile House
1.00        Jim Byrne
2.00         Blackletter
3.00        The Step Brothers
4.00        Surprise Band
5.00        Sweetheart Review
6.00        Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits)
MILLER STREET STAGE
1pm       Outra Vez
1:30       Brass, Aye?
2pm       Olá Samba
2:30        Blast Furness
3pm       The Edinburgh Samba School
3:30        Katumba
4pm        Peace Artistes
4:30        SambaYaBamba
5pm        Katumba
5:30        Brass, Aye?

VIRGINIA COURTYARD
2:45         Brass Gumbo

HUTCHESON STREET
1:00        Juba do Leão
2:15        Peace Artistes
4:15        The Edinburgh Samba School
5:15        Outra Vez

GARTH STREET
1:45        Samba Resille
2:45        Bloco Fogo
3:45       Juba do Leão
5:45       SambaYaBamba

BRUNSWICK STREET
1:15        Brass Gumbo
1:45        Bloco Fogo
2:45       Outra Vez
3:15       Olá Samba
3:45        Bloco Fogo
4:45        Blast Furness
5:15        Peace Artistes
5:45        Samba Resille

CANDLERIGGS STREET
12:45      Blast Furness
1:15        SambaYaBamba Youth Band

CANDLERIGGS SQUARE
12           Rhythms of the City
4:30        Carnaval Transatlântico
6:15        Rhythms of the City

Other music gigs

THE OLD FRUITMARKET – The Encontro Festival Showcase – 5 carnaval bands – hosted by SambaYaBamba7PM – 2 AM £12 / £8 – Book Online 0141 353 8000


SUNDAY 23 JULY
Tron Theatre – Outside live music stage – Trongate & Chisholm Street
12.00     Cara Rose
1.00        Djana Garbrielle
2.00        Bobby Deans 
3.00        Chiara Berardelli
4.00        Les Johnson and Me
5.00        Everywhere
6.00        Exhibit A
7.00        Warren McIntyre

GEORGE SQUARE  Encontro Street Band Festival – Merchant City Street Takeover
2pm –      Massed Band Extravaganza

MILLER STREET
3:00        Ola Samba
3:30       Juba do Leão
4:00        SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band & Samba Resille Youth Band
4:30        The Edinburgh Samba School
5:00        Samba Resille Youth Band

HUTCHESON STREET
3:15        Bloco Fogo
4:15        Katumba

GARTH STREET
12:30     Outra Vez
3:45        Blast Furness
4:45        Brass, Aye?

BRUNSWICK STREET
3pm – Rhythms of the City (top of the street)
3pm – Peace Artistes (bottom of the street)

 Other Gigs

THE OLD FRUITMARKET – The Encontro Festival Showcase – 5 carnaval bands – hosted by SambaYaBamba
7PM – 2 AM £12 / £8 – Book Online 0141 353 8000

DRYGATE BREWERY – Ladies of Soul – Unoma Okudo / Flembot / Sharlene- Montique
Book on line 

 

Fantastic events throughout the week – check website !

FRIDAY 28

MERCHANT SQUARE   UNESCO City of Music Stage
7-9pm Routes String Quartet  &
Gráinne Brady & Suzanne Fivey

 

SATURDAY 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tron Theatre –Tron Live Music Stage in association with Fox Star Records
12.00      Natalie Clark
1.00        Tenement and Temple
2.00        Acoustic Butterfly
3.00        Louise Ward
4.00        Hellfire Club
5.00        Therese Martin Band
6.15        James Edwin & the Borrowed Band
7.15        Mosa Funk Club

7 – 9 MERCHANT SQUARE Celtic Connections Ceilidh with Celine Donoghue Band

 SUNDAY 30 JULY

The Tron Live Music Stage in association with Fox Star Records
12.00     Martha L Healy
12.45     Nancy Woodblock
1.30        Cinnamon Girls
2.15        Fenella
3.15        L-Space
4.15        Jumpers for Goalposts
5.15        A New International

Again ! While correct at time of printing please check Festival and artists websites for any amendments/ alterations or additions – have a fantastic week! Auntie Liz!

 

While Correct at time of printing please check festival and artist website for any alterations, amendments or additions

You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

 

Jul 18

Planet Waves running order – 18th July 2017

PLANET WAVES running order: 18th July 2017 – Valcour Records

title – artist – album – label – origin

Aguacerito – Rio Mira – Marimba Del Pacifico – AYA Records – Ecuador / Colombia

Light Rain Blues – Taj Mahal – Giant Steps / De Ole Folks at Home – Columbia – USA

Portobello – Jennifer Ewan Band – online track – self released – Scotland

Eclipse at Dawn – Abdullah Ibrahim – The Song Is My Story – Intuition – South Africa

Open Letter to Adonia – Sibusile Xaba – Open Letter to Adonia – Mushroom Hour Half Hour – South Africa

Wagoner – Linzay Young & Joel Savoy – Linzay Young & Joel Savoy – Valcour Records VAL CD 0008 – Louisiana

Belle of Pointe Claire – Kristi Guillory and Anya Burgess – Kristi Guillory and Anya Burgess – Valcour Records VAL CD 0025 – Louisiana Cajun

Big Boy’s Waltz – Balfas – The Balfa Family: A Retrospective, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles 1977-2010 – Valcour Records VAL CD 0019 – Louisiana Cajun

Sidney Brown Breakdown – Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers – Straight Allons – Valcour Records – Louisiana Cajun

The Family Waltz – Sheryl Cormier (with Russell Cormier) – Cajun Accordion Kings – and the Queen – Valcour Records VAL CD 0036 – Louisiana Cajun

Raise Your Window – Falcon Trio feat Cleoma Breaux Falcon – Raise Your Window: A Cajun Music Anthology – Country Music Foundation CMF 017 D – Louisiana Cajun

Redesdale hornpipe – Jack Armstrong – Northumbrian Pipe Music – Beltona SEP 43 (vinyl EP) – Northumberland

A Monte Chiove (Lazio) – Gianni Perilli, Piero Ricci & Ernest Carracillo – Zampogna, Piva, Ciaramelle, Surdulina: Musica tradizionale e nuovi repertori per Zampogna (Suoni d’Italia Vol. 1) – Finisterre – Italy

Ni Negaba – Vieux Farka Touré – Samba – Six Degrees 657036-126626 – Mali

Lutins Waltz – Orkestra del Sol – Gross National Happiness – Sol Music Recordings – Scotland

listen anytime for a month at http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?cat=Planet+Waves

Jul 18

Travels With My Auntie Liz Tues 18th July 2017 8-10pm

Hi folks ! on tonight’s show between 8-9 will have some of the fantastic ‘Coquet Vallley Bairns’ and their brand new CD and a poem from the local dialect poetry competition. Also an interview with the one and only James Tait – poet / singer songwriter and excellent tutor in the wonderful local dialect of the Coquet Valley, who has put this CD together from some of the schools he teaches local dialect in!
Listen Again – First Hour  Second Hour 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a fantastic project to bring the local dialect back into prominence where it belongs and James has been hired by the Rothbury Traditional Music Festival to go round the schools tutoring the children in the dialect and encouraging them to write poetry, sing and recite in the Coquet Valley dialect – James will tell you more about it in his interview

The Front cover of the CD was drawn by Hannah Ridley and the trac Cupcakes and Rainbows was written by Talitha Sharrocks

My thanks go to Lynn and to all the Committee and Volunteers of the Rothbury Traditional Music Festival for making me so welcome once again and for a brilliant festival and some magic music and memorable performances – finishing the slot of with the one and only Rothbury Pipe Band  who once again were joined by members of Neilston Pipe Band !  well done for a fantastic day of piping !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also air an interview  with Michael McGoldrick    that I recorded at the fantastic Stonehaven Festival !


Will be showcasing the TMSA Young Trad Tour 2016 and the release of the CD
On the CD are Moshen Amini / Jessica Burton / Robbie Greig / Claire Hastings / Hannah MacRae / Murray Willis/ Ryan Young and Jean Damel
You can also see them live in The Drygate Glasgow  tomorrow night – Wednesday 19 July 2017!
If you miss them there you could always catch them on 31 July – Stromness Town Hall, Orkney!

 

Looking forward to Mugstock 28 -30 July in Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, nr Milngavie with over 127 acts on !

See you at the place 8-10 pm Tuesday 18 July 2017  Auntie Liz

While Correct at time of printing please check festival and artist website for any alterations, amendments or additions

You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

Jul 14

‘Auld Hat – New Heids – Vol 1’ Ian Bruce /Fraser Bruce/ Pete Clark/ Gregor Lowrey – AOW 15th July 2017

Album of The Week is ‘Auld Hat – New Heids – Vol 1’ Ian Bruce /Fraser Bruce/ Pete Clark/ Gregor Lowrey
The outside cover with the photos of 129 musicians from the 1960s/70s folk club era. There will be a prize of £100:00 to the first person that gets them all correct. If you want to donate your prize to a chosen charity then we will double the prize to £200:00.
Gordon Hotchkiss got 92…….best yet.

‘Auld Hat – New Heids review of their 2017 Celtic Connections sell-out concert: “Throughout the years that Celtic Connections has been running, there have been many memorable concerts and this will go down as one of them. It was a truly memorable night and up there with the best concerts over the years.” Ian Bruce (vocals and guitar), Pete Clark (fiddle) and Gregor Lowrey (accordion) are about as good as you get and, between us, we have created AULD HAT – NEW HEIDS. The show will allow some people to reminisce and others to experience what they missed first time round. It will allow you ALL to sing your hearts out. The shows are extremely popular and we believe that we have managed to transfer that stage fun to this, our first CD as a group. Between us we have many other recordings but this is the one you’re looking at right now… and that’s all that matters! Please enjoy this CD and thanks. – Fraser Bruce’

You can purchase album via Birnam    Our Amazon Link 

Tracs
1          Prelude
2          Doown In The Wee Room / Gallowa’ Hills
3          Shoals of Herrin’
4          The Stoutest Man in The Forty Twa
5          Loch Tay Boat Song
6          The Jute Mill Sing / Wark o’ The Weavers
7          Silver Darlings
8          The Diamond Ship
9          The John MacLean March
10        Fairfield Crane
11        Jock o’ Hazeldean
12        Three Nights and a Sunday Double Time
13        Been on The Road So Long
14        Twa Recruitin’ Sergents

 

Tour dates
July 14 th, 2017 (Friday) Cottiers Theatre Glasgow​
July 17 th, 2017 (Monday) Pitlochry Festival Theatre
July 21 st, 2017 (Friday) The Faw Kirk Falkirk Trinity Church
July 27 th, 2017 (Thursday) Whiting Bay Isle of Arran
August 2 nd, 2017 (Wednesday)Lyth Arts Centre  Lyth Wick
August 3 rd & 4 th, 2017 (Thurs/Friday) The Reel Kirkwall
August 5 th, 2017 (Saturday) The Salmon Bothy  Portsoy
​August 6 th, 2017 (Sunday) Eden Court Theatre Inverness
August 16 th, 2017 (Wednesday) The Fullarton Theatre Castle Douglas
August 18 th, 2017 (Friday)Edinburgh Festival  Lithuanian Centre
August 19 th, 2017 (Saturday) Tollbooth Theatre Stirling,
August 20 th, 2017 (Sunday) Pitlochry Festival Theatre

 

While Correct at time of printing please check festival and artist website for any alterations, amendments or additions

You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

Jul 12

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 14th to 16th July 2017

‘Rothbury Traditional Music Festival is a small, friendly, community based music festival set in the heart of Northumberland in Rothbury in the beautiful Coqest Valley.  Over the last three decades Roghbury Festival had established a unique atmosphere that has drawn musicians and singers from throughout the country and beyond to spend a weekend sharing music and experiencing Northmbrian traditions !’

They have managed to ‘regenerate’ their own dialect through story, verse and song ensuring that it does not die out and thrives in the youth of today who are the tradition bearers of tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme 2017

 FRIDAY 14th JULY
4:00pm – 8:00pm – Festival Office open at Parish Hall
8:30pm – Hedgehog’s Skin Ceilidh Band – Jubilee Hall
Tickets – £7.50

 

SATURDAY 15th JULY
9:00am – 5:00pm – Festival Office open at Parish Hall
9:30am – Children’s Competitions – in All Saints Church (see Competitions Schedule)
8:00pm – Piping & Singing Session – in the ‘Coquetvale Hotel’ – The Coquetvale welcomes Northumbrian Pipers & Singers to their Hotel for an informal session evening.

JUBILEE HALL – workshop tickets £3.50
10:00am – 12:00pm – WORKSHOPS – Northumbrian Piping get together – an informal piping session before the start of the competitions (self led) in the Dovecot Room, Jubilee Hall.
12:30pm – 5:00pm – Open Competitions (see Competitions Schedule below)
10:30am – 12:00pm – Fiddle with Stuart Hardy – Main Hall
10:30am – 12:00pm – Guitar with Frank McLaughlin – Dining Room

OUTSIDE STAGE
12:00pm – 4:00pm – featuring Rothbury & Neilston Pipe Bands Parade, Stewart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin, Northern Company, Harbottle & Jonas, Alnwicky, Ian Douglas Storyteller, Highland Dancers, Local Acts…., Face painting, arts and crafts, sessions, sing-arounds,  – plus much, much more…..

EVENING CONCERTS
6:30pm – All Saints Church Acoustic Concert – featuring this year’s Festival Guests and Competition Winners.       Tickets:- £6.00
 8:30pm – Non Dancing Ceilidh in the Mart – featuring Stuart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin , Northern Company  , Harbottle & Jonas  , Alnwicky  , Ian Douglas Storyteller  plus local performers and surprise guests.       
Tickets:- £12.00

Northern Company

SUNDAY 16th JULY
11:00am – 12:30pm – Final Fling with the ‘festival survivors band’. Come along with your family and have a dance.  Free Event – (Donations Welcome)
12:30pm onwards – Stalwarts and survivors – sessions for those sturdy people still wanting more music and song, find a comfy corner in a pub and play and sing away

Competitions Saturday 15 July 2017

Children’s Competitions
—Please NOTE – this is now an OPEN competition for children of both first and middle school ages(5-13) There will be a best local awarded for each competition for those living within a 15 mile radius of Rothbury. – Entries at venue

Children at All Saints Church –  Between 9:30 – 12:30
Solo, Duet and Group Instrument – Judge Ken Cross
Solo, Duet and Group Singing – Judge Ken Cross
Northumbrian Dialect Poetry – Judge James Tait

 Open Competitions
(including Award for 16 years and under)
Please enter at Festival Office between 9.30 – 11.30
Download competition from and rules from website
Jubilee Hall
Fiddle                                                                    12:30 – 1:15
Accordian                                                              1:15 –   2:00
Instrumental Pairs                                                  2:00 –  2:30
Sean Mcguire Trophy -​​​​​ ​for best​​ Innovative performance  2:30 –  3:00
Ceilidh Bands                                                         3:00 –  3:45

All Saints Church
Miscellaneous Instrument                                      1.00 – 1.45
Dialect Poetry                                                         1.45 – 2.30
Traditional Singing                                                  2.30 – 3.30
Original Composition                                              3.30 – 4.00
Original Composition Tune                                     4.00 – 4.30

Outside Stage
Snare Drumming                                                    4.00 – 4.15
Highland Pipes                                                       4.15 – 4.30
Highland Piping Pairs                                             4.30 – 4.45

Jubilee Hall – Dovecot Room
Northumbrian Pipes                                               1.30 – 2.15
N/brian Pipes New Tune                                        2.15 – 2.45
Lowland Pipes                                                        2.45 – 3.15
Piping Pairs                                                            3.15 – 3.45

 

While Correct at time of printing please check festival and artist website for any alterations, amendments or additions

You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

Jul 11

Kyle Carey – 31st July – House Concert – Celtic Music Radio Studio

Celtic Music Radio are proud to announce Kyle Carey’s only Scottish gig will be our House Concert on
31 July 2017 in our studio in 54 Admiral Street, Glasgow G41 1HU.

It is by donation and BYOB – to book a seat email House Concert 

 

‘Kyle Carey represents an interesting crossroads of Celtic Americana (which she refers to as Gaelic Americana),” wrote Art Ketchen in Celtic Beat in June, 2013. “In her gentle, modest way she represents both a well-traveled path, but also an innovation.’

The daughter of schoolteacher parents, she spent her early years in the Yupik Eskimo villages of the Alaskan Bush, immersed in that other northern language. While at Skidmore College, she waited tables at the legendary Caffé Lena in Saratoga, NY, and earned a Fulbright Fellowship to study Gaelic and traditional fiddle styles on Cape Breton. That was followed by a two-year sojourn on the Isle of Skye, where she cemented her command of Gaelic. There she also fell under the tutelage of Christine Primrose—a native of Lewis and one of Scotland’s most respected traditional singers—from whom she learned the secrets of pronunciation and tone that distinguish singers like Primrose in their performances of the old songs.

Her debut CD ‘Monogah’, recorded in Ireland, released in 2011, containing original songs in English shot to number 8 in the American Folk DJ charts! Her new CD, “North Star,” has been produced by Seamus Egan,  with an impressive list of artists appearing on the album -Dirk Powell, Natalie Haas, Chris Stout, Josienne Clarke, Ben Walker

 

 

 

While Correct at time of printing please check festival and artist website for any alterations, amendments or additions
You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

Jul 08

Alastair McDonald on Ballads & Balladeers, 11th July

As part of his “Ballads and Balladeers” series, Gavin Paterson introduces a series of occasional shows  looking back over the entire career of one of our folk song heroes or heroines,

For our first show, the  Special Guest is Alastair McDonald.

From recording in Abbey Road *before* The Beatles to ongoing theatrical and musical work, he has had a unique life in folk song.

Gavin Paterson will be chatting to Alastair, talking about his early ‘Skiffle’ and trad influence, working with Maurice Blythman and Jim McLean, and about the big numbers that are forever associated with him. Sam the Skull will no doubt make an appearance.

Please join us on Tuesday 11th July – 2pm to 4pm

Jul 07

Stonehaven Folk Festival 7-9th July 2017

Stonehaven Folk Festival 7 -9 July 2017 Looking forward to another fun packed festival – with concerts / ceilidhs/ workshops / paper and comb competition / aqua ceilidh / family fun / singarounds / tradition bearers – and MUCH more !

 

Programme
Friday 7 July 2017
17:00 – 23:30       Yacht Club Bar   Yacht Club
19:30 – 01:00       Concert and Ceilidh         Town Hall:- Jarlath Henderson Band /  Iona Fyfe Band/ Ceilidh dancing to Jigs Akimbo
22:30 – 01:00       House of Song   65 Club – Hosted by well known and popular singer Doris Rougvie.
22:30 – 01:30       Friday Night at the Legion            British Legion Featuring John Colletta, Stuart Forester with Jonny Hardie and Mathers & Wares

Saturday 8
10:30 – 15:30       Saturday Workshops      Community Centre
12:00 – 16:00       Concert in the Square – Saturday Various artists                Market Square
12:00 – 14:00       SC&T Slow Session          Recreation Club
12:30 – 14:30       Big Sing Day 1     Shepherds Hall
14:00 – 23:30       Yacht Club Bar   Yacht Club
14:00 – 16:00       The Afternoon Singing Session  British Legion – Hosted by Danny Couper and friends
13:00 – 14:15       Family Show       St Bridgets Hall
15:00 – 16:30       World Paper ‘n’ Comb Championship ~ The Rocky Horror Comb Show    St Bridgets Hall
19:30 – 23:00       Saturday Night Concert Town Hall – Archie Fisher, Fara, Mike McGoldrick and Friends
22:30 – 01:00       Late Night Concert   British Legion – MC Bob Sharp, John Carnie Blues Trio, Frances Wilkins and Ronan Martin
22:30 – 01:00       House of Song   65 Club

Sunday 9
11:30 – 12:30       ‘Fa div ye think ye are?’ St Bridgets Hall
11:00 – 12:00       Aqua Ceilidh       Open Air Pool
12:00 – 16:00       Concert in the Square    Market Square
12:30 – 14:30       Big Sing Day 2     Shepherds Hall
13:00 – 15:30       Tradition Bearers Concert   St Bridgets Hall – Elizabeth Stewart / Di Henderson / Stuart Carolan / Geordie Murison
13:30 – 15:30       Sunday Workshops         Community Centre
14:00 – 15:30       Family Ceilidh    Recreation Club
16:00 – 17:30       Chorus Cup         65 Club
19:00 – 23:00       Sunday Night Concert    Town Hall – Ross Hull & Cameron Grant, Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan, John McCusker band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Correct at time of printing please check festival and artist website for any alterations, amendments or additions
You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

Jul 07

Fraser Bruce – Studio Guest – 7th July – with Gordon Hotchkiss

Gordon Hotchkiss Fraser Bruce has just confirmed he will come in this Friday 7 th July at around 4pm for my afternoon show. He will be talking / promoting the new CD from ‘Auld Hats New Heids’ which is due for release 10 th July 2017.He will also be promoting the show in Cottiers Theatre in Glasgow on 14 th July.
Catch Up :- 3-4pm  4-5pm  5-6pm 

 


‘In early 2016 our show/band/showband, “Auld Hat – New Heids” was but a twinkle in its daddy’s eye. Many people were mourning the passing of the ‘fun’ days of the Scottish Folk Scene of the 1960’s/70’s, when practically every town of any size had a thriving folk club packed with people laughing, having fun and singing along to the chorus songs popular at the time.         

Personally, I love nothing better than sitting in a crowd, singing their hearts out. As such, I thought it would be a good idea to try and recreate those days but in theatre/ festival venues and involving top quality musicians familiar and equal to the high standard of younger musicians currently on the ‘scene’.     

Our show brings back many of the old favourites.       

Songs, not forgotten but these days rarely aired are delivered with the cheeky but passionate ways of my little brother and me (Fraser & Ian Bruce).          

Our virtuosos  Pete Clark (fiddle) and Gregor Lowrey (accordion) are simply stunning instrumentalists……and singers!!!          

And all this to a slideshow backdrop of some of the characters dead and alive who drove the Scottish Folk scene in the second half of the twentieth century’ 

New CD – Auld Hats New Heids released on 10th July 2017

Also during July catch them at 

14th – GLASGOW , COTTIERS THEATRE 

17th – PITLOCHRY FESTIVAL THEATR

21st – FALKIRK , FAW KIRK

27th – ARRAN , WHITING BAY

 

While Correct at time of printing please check artist website for any alterations, amendments or additions
You can purchase CD’s etc via our Amazon link! – it costs you nothing extra and brings in much needed revenue for the station! Thank you!

Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland

Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.

 Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station

Older posts «