Album of the Week

Carol Fieldhouse – Linen

This week’s Album of the Week is Linen from Carol Fieldhouse “Carol is in the great tradition of English-Art Folk songwriters. Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Kate Bush are...

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Concerts and Gig Guide

Dave Swarbrick

On 8 July, Gordon Hotchkiss presented a special programme paying tribute to Dave Swarbrick, who died a few days ago. You can hear it again...

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Studio guests

Live music sessions from Dàimh and Ellen MacDonald – Ceòl ‘s Craic Monday 27 June 6pm – 7pm

Cluinnidh sinn bho Alison Dhòmhnallach air prògram Ceòl ‘s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio na seachdain sa. Ann an còmhradh rithe gheibh sinn beachd air na diofar chuspairean...

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Outside broadcasts

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 1st 2nd 3rd July 2016

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 1st 2nd 3rd July 2016  Newcastleton in its 46 th year A friendly, welcoming, family festival  of Competitions, Dances, Concerts,...

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Recent Posts

Danny Kyle Open Stage – Archive recordings

Danny Kyle Open Stage – Archive recordings

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.

click here for Danny Kyle Open Stage Performances from Celtic Connections 2016

 

Live music sessions from Dàimh and Ellen MacDonald – Ceòl ‘s Craic Monday 27 June 6pm – 7pm

Live music sessions from Dàimh and Ellen MacDonald – Ceòl ‘s Craic Monday 27 June 6pm – 7pm

Jun 27, 2016

Cluinnidh sinn bho Alison Dhòmhnallach air prògram Ceòl ‘s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio na seachdain sa. Ann an còmhradh rithe gheibh sinn beachd air na diofar chuspairean amns a bheil ùidh aice –  nam measg fuaigheal, fìghe, togail dhealbhan camara agus cearcan! Tha Alison air taghadh na trì pìosan ciùil as fheàrr leatha an-dràsta agus cluinnidh sinn iad sin air a’ phrògram. Cuideachd bidh ceòl beò againn bhon tachartas mu dheireadh aig Ceòl ‘s Craic air Disathairne 18 Ògmhios nuair a thàinig clann-sgoile bho Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu agus luchd-ciùil bho ‘Dàimh’ agus an seinneadair aca Ellen NicDhòmhnaill còmhla.

Tuilleadh fiosrachaidh ri fhaighinn air Facebook Ceòl ‘s Craic.

Ceòl ‘s Craic Diluain 27 Ògmhios eadar 6 is 7f. agus uair sam bith air Catch-Up.

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We’ll hear from Alison Murray from Lewis this week on Ceòl ‘s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio. In conversation with here we’ll hear about the different topics that interest her including – sewing, knitting, photography and hens! Alison has chosen her current top three favourite tracks and we’ll hear these on this week’s programme. We’ll also have live music recorded at the last Ceòl ‘s Craic event for this session when young musicians from Glasgow Gaelic School met with the amazing Dàimh and their wonderful Gaelic singer Ellen MacDonald on Saturday 18 June.

More information on the Ceòl ‘s Craic Facebook .

Ceòl ‘s Craic, Monday 27 June 6.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 1st 2nd 3rd July 2016

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 1st 2nd 3rd July 2016

Jun 27, 2016

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 1st 2nd 3rd July 2016 

Newcastleton in its 46 th year A friendly, welcoming, family festival  of Competitions, Dances, Concerts, Workshops.
Newcastleton -known locally as Copshaw Holm, with a resident population of 850, is nestled in the valley of Liddesdale, gateway to the Scottish Borders.  Surrounded by hills and forests with fabulous scenery, abundant wild life and historical sites , five hundred years ago the hills would be ringing with the sound of clashing steel and fighting Reivers, today visitors experience a warm welcome some magic music
Will as centralised campsite (security in place!) to camping along the riverbank to the many hotels/ B & B’s/ Guesthouses – plenty of places to stay !

 

crowd scene Liddesdale

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Programme of events:-

Sessions
Everywhere, every day, evening and  late-night singarounds
There are sessions in various places all weekend – try The Grapes Hotel , The Liddesdale Hotel  The Trap, the Bowling Club, Copshaw Kitchen , the campsites, Douglas Square, outside the Village Hall http://www.visitnewcastleton.com/content/newcastleton-village-hall , wherever people are and depending on the weather! There are organised and hosted singing sessions in the upstairs room of the Buccleuch Centre, on both Friday and Saturday evenings, from 11pm. Entry to these events is by donation.
There are ‘quieter’ singing sessions in the Community Room on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6pm and 9pm. Entry by donation.
There is a Survivors Session upstairs in the Buccleuch Centre from 8.30pm on Sunday evening.

Dances
Borders Dance Band   (Stuart Anderson) – Friday 9.30pm, Village Hall
Robert Nairn Highland Ceilidh Band – Saturday 9.30pm, Village Hall

Concerts
Opening Concert – Friday 7pm, Castleton Parish Church
Grand Concert, compere Di Henderson  – Saturday 7pm, Village Hall,
Farewell Concert, compere Norman Stewart  – Sunday 2.30pm, V. Hall

Workshops
Stepdance – Sophie Stephenson
Fiddle (intermediate/advanced) – Malcolm Bushby
Storytelling Jess Smith
Children’s workshop, song, dance and fun – Beth and James,
Smallpipes (bellows blown) – Kevin Tilbury
Songs of Graham MilesAilsa Mackenzie

Newcastleton Folk Festival

Newcastleton Folk Festival

Newcastleton Village Hall

Newcastleton Village Hall

Di Henderson

Di Henderson

Jess Smith

Jess Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competitions
The long established  Competitions run on the Saturday , these competitions are run to encourage folks to learn traditional music, song and verse BU alsoT to highlight the ‘living’ tradition and present new works .  To encourage folks to write their own music, song and verse – that would hopefully follow into the tradition bearers of the future ! from 6-96 years old and beyond !  Everyone is welcome and listened to by packed audiences ! Definitely a MUST to attend at the festival!

Categories and last year’s winners:-

Accordion (Classical and Continental) – Brian Smith
Accordion (Open) – India Smith
Border Ballad – Ali Macrae
Children’s Accordion – India Smith
Children’s Miscellaneous Instrument – Connor Mitchell
Ceilidh Band – Newcastleton Irregulars
Fiddle (Open) – Rachel Hales
Fiddle (Slow Air and Reel) – Rachel Hales
Highland Bagpipes (Open) – Tom Kirkmeed
Instrumental Pairs  – India Smith and Brian Smith
Miscellaneous Instrument – Jadwiga Billewicz
Original Poetry  – Bob Bolam
Original Composition (song – other) – Celia Ketchell
Original Composition (song – trad) – Celia Ketchell
Original Composition (song – Scots) – Colin Crombie
Original Composition (tune) – Jane Carson
Storytelling – Bob Bolam
Traditional Singing (men’s novice) – Bob Bolam
Traditional Singing (men’s open)  – Bob Bolam
Traditional Singing (women’s novice) – Jackie Buckham
Traditional Singing (women’s open) – Joyce Cunningham

 

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Have a fantastic festival !

See you all there !

Aunty Liz 

Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival 24-26 th June 2016

Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival  24-26 th June 2016

Jun 24, 2016

Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival  24-26 June 2016

With our combination of History (maritime and rural)…Creativity (crafts, music and art)…Activity (sailing, rowing and so much more)…Food and Drink (the very best of the region)…all in the superb natural setting of Portsoy’s harbour, there’s no better place to celebrate Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.

An excellent bill of musicians and performers who will appear on the many stages across the Festival. Welcoming back some Festival favourites including Danny Couper, Pete Shepheard and Arthur Watson, we are also looking forward to meeting some new talent including singer Rudi Mytevik from Norway, whose grandmother Kathleen hails from Portsoy.

 Danny couper

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Friday 24 June
Junior Gig at the Green, 4.30pm (Free Entry)
Bothy Ballads Project lead by Bothy Ballads first female winner Championship of Champions, Shona Donaldson
Gig at the Green, Friday, 7.30pm – 11pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Amy Baillie / Paul Anderson / Shona Donaldson / Graham Brown Band

Hosted by Ron Gardiner
Followed by a Late Night Traditional Music Session led by Danny Couper and Arthur Watson from 11pm (Free Entry)

Saturday 25 June
Saturday Night at the Wally Green, from 9pm
De Kinkels /Urang Matang, /Jack Skye

Open Mic Night, Portsoy Bowling Club, from 8pm
An Open Mic Hosted by Danny Couper, featuring an extended set from Norman Kennedy.

Hootenanny at the Hut –Scout Hut, Loch Soy
A family ceilidh will take place at the Scout Hut at Loch Soy from 7pm – 10pm.  Entry by donation, BYOB

 We have a plethora of talent lined up for the many stages across the Festival during the weekend, including:

The lovely voice of Jenny Sturgeon & Old Blind Dogs singer Jonny Hardie, Elsa McTaggart accompanied by Gary Lister, our very own Aberdeenshire lass Iona Fyfe with her band and Kinloss Military Wives Choir.

Folk at the Bothy will entertain on both days from their home stage outside the Salmon Bothy.

 

 

 norman Kennedy

An audience with Aberdonian Norman Kennedy, weaver, spinner, knitter and carrier of traditional songs.

 

 

FREEMAN

 

Dr Fred Freeman, Graduate of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities, will give a talk on Scots language, telling the story of the languages that have influenced it from the Vikings to the French, accompanied by music.

 

 

 

Herring fishing comes to the Salmon Bothy! What better place to re-launch a book about fishing and its people than at the Boat Festival? In the centenary year of The Deveron Press, we celebrate the re-publication of James Leatham’s ‘Fisherfolk of the North East’, a book about the life and times of the herring fishers of the North East. Cally Wight of The Deveron Press will give a talk and read from the book. Pete Shepheard and Arthur Watson will accompany the talk with traditional songs of the sea.

 Elsa McTaggart, accompanied by Gary Lister, will showcase their new show “Lassie will you go”, a nice laid back parody with a Scottish theme.

 Also have a great programme showcasing the youth talent at the Youth Stage at Loch Soy.  Performers include Calum Jones, Footerin Aboot, Feerochie, Mabel Duncan and Friends, Banff Academy Ranters, Anne McArthur Dancers, Arthur Coates and Andrew Legge. The Brothers

Jonny Hardie

Jonny Hardie

Iona Fyfe

Iona Fyfe

Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson

Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson

Portsoy Boat Festival 24-25th June 2016

  Portsoy Boat Festival 24-26th June 2016

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Have a fantastic festival
See you along the ways ! Auntie Liz 

Carol Fieldhouse – Linen

Carol Fieldhouse – Linen

Jun 20, 2016

This week’s Album of the Week is Linen from Carol Fieldhouse

“Carol is in the great tradition of English-Art Folk songwriters. Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Kate Bush are all in her world, although her world encompasses other spheres too including dance and cinema. I look forward to the first Carol Fieldhouse album and the joy of sharing it with other music lovers.”

David Scott, The Pearlfishers 

Great quote from David Scott and Celtic Music Radio is chuffed to be the first airplay of Carol Fieldhouse’s Linen CD.

We first met Carol via the University of the West of Scotland’s MA in Songwriting and Performance a couple of years ago and were instantly taken with her songs and voice.

Ross says:

Carol Fieldhouse’s voice is a gentle and captivating instrument that draws you into her world a bit like a faerie tale.

Her writing is clever, yet lulls you like a cool and fresh summer’s day. It’s as comfortable as linen itself and as soft as cotton.

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Listen into our Album of the Week programme on Saturday 18th from noon and midnight and 7pm on Monday 20th.

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