Album of the Week

Album of The Week – New Road – Stone Wall & Street Lights

Album of the week – New Road – StoneWalls & Street Lights    released 27 th  June 2016 ‘Stone Walls and Street Lights”, the much-anticipated first CD...

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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

Music sessions  and Gaelic conversation – Ceòl ‘s Craic Monday 25 July 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

Bute Fest  29th – 30th July 2016

  The second year of the return of the renowned Bute Fest 2016 is upon us! Running from 29-31 July . Featuring the stunning local talent of the island to artists from the...

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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

 

Music sessions and Gaelic conversation – Ceòl ‘s Craic Monday 25 July 6pm – 7pm

Music sessions  and Gaelic conversation – Ceòl ‘s Craic Monday 25 July 6pm – 7pm

Jul 25, 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.

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Ceòl ‘s Craic Diluain 25 Iuchair 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 25 July 6.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Album of The Week – New Road – Stone Wall & Street Lights

Album of The Week – New Road – Stone Wall & Street Lights

Jul 23, 2016

Album of the week – New Road StoneWalls & Street Lights    released 27 th  June 2016
‘Stone Walls and Street Lights”, the much-anticipated first CD released, features tunes and songs with New Road’s unique blend of uilleann pipes, fiddle, harmonica, concertina, 5-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, jaw harp and bodhrán. Guest artists on the album include bodhrán legend Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh of Arcady and De Dannan, Cathy Jordan of Dervish and The Unwanted, and Sligo guitarist Shane McGowan, who has performed with Sean Keane, Lunasa and Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain.’
Band Members  are :- Leonard Barry (uilleann pipes, whistles), Rick Epping (harmonica, concertina, 5-string banjo, jaw harp, vocals), Andy Morrow (fiddle), Seamie O’Dowd (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals)

 

New Road are  four-piece ensemble grew organically out of Kerry piper Leonard Barry’s last album of the same name.  From California comes Rick Epping,  Seamie O’Dowd from Co Sligo , Andy Morrow from Co. Leitrim.

The stunning tunes from the Sliabh Luachra to the Carolinas and Appalacia,  bringing a wealth of tradition from both sides of the pond along with  Seamie and  Rick’s vocals  bring a richness and vitality this much anticipated debut album!

The Band will be on tour in September :-
An Irish tour beginning in  featuring special guests, including 5-string banjo player Leonard Podolak of Canada’s Grammy nominated The Duhks, Cathy Jordan and Shane McGowan.
StoneWalls & Street Lights 

  1. Road to Lisdoonvarna, Keep the Old Ark Rolling, The Blackbird (feat. Cathy Jordan) (4:17)
  2. Greasy Coat (3:35)
  3. Ben’s Brogues, The Whinny Hills of Leitrim, The Leitrim Quickstep, Jig for Johnny (feat. Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh) (4:59)
  4. Errigal Braes, Cam Ye By Athol (4:12)
  5. Galway Shawl, Farewell to Ireland, Lady Birr, O’Donnell’s Sligo Maid (feat. Shane McGowan, Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh) (11:31)
  6. McCaigue’s Waltz, The Orphan (feat. Shane McGowan, Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh) (6:03)
  7. I’d Rather be Married than Left Alone, Willie Reidy’s Favourite, Padraig O’Keefe’s Slide (4:10)
  8. Saturday Night My Wife Died (feat. Cathy Jordan) (3:17)
  9. Tommie Potts’ Hop Jig, The Rocky Road to Dublin, John Kelly’s Hop Jig (4:21)
  10. The Cat that Ate the Candle, Butter and Peas, The Scolding Wife (feat. Shane McGowan) (3:35)
  11. Now Westlin Winds (5:16)
  12. Boatsman, Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom (3:47)
  13. Down in the Old Home Town (feat. Cathy Jordan) (4:01)

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Rick Epping /Andy Morrow/ Leonard Barry / Seamie O’Dowd

Band Bio
Leonard Barry (uilleann pipes, whistles) from Kerry and now living in Sligo has been described as a “a master” (Living Tradition). Leonard has released two solo CDs, “Mind the Pipes” (2002) which was named amongst the top recordings of that year in The Irish Times and “New Road” (2013), described as “music as it should be” (fRoots) and “a sweet lyrical gem, 5 stars ” (Sunday Business Post). Named Male Musician of the Year 2015 by The Irish American News, he has toured throughout the world both as a soloist and in other collaborations, recording and performing with leading acts including Luka Bloom, John Spillane, amongst countless others.

Rick Epping (harmonica, concertina, 5-string banjo, jaw harp, vocals) is a legend of the folk music scene. From California, Rick is one of the world’s leading harmonica players: “I’ve never heard better” (Doc Watson). An AllIreland harmonica champion and founding member of Pumpkinhead in the 1970s, Rick went on to record with Andy Irvine, Mick Hanley and others, to recording the CD “Jiggin’ the Blues” (2008) with Frankie Gavin and Tim Edey, to playing with Arcady, Sean Keane and The Unwanted, as well as such musical greats as Joe Cooley and Bill Monroe. Rick worked for many years for the Hohner Company improving harmonica production, including patenting a harmonica design favored by many players, including Stevie Wonder

Andy Morrow (fiddle) from Co. Leitrim is from a family steeped in traditional music and has played the fiddle from the age of eight. In 2005 Andy recorded with Tony O’Connell and Arty McGlynn what is widely regarded as a modern classic in traditional Irish music, receiving rave reviews. He has toured extensively throughout Europe and the USA with various groups, as well as touring Australia as part of the multi-award winning play “Trad”. Andy’s playing has been described as “sweet and majestic, bracing style and fine musicianship” (Hot Press).

Seamie O’Dowd (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals) from Co. Sligo is one of the most loved and respected musicians in Ireland today. Also a member of The Unwanted, Seamie has recorded two solo CDs, “Headful of Echoes” (2006) and “Wood and Iron” (2013), which was named amongst the top recordings of that year by Hot Press. Seamie is a former member of Dervish and plays with Máirtin O’Connor and Cathal Hayden, recording “Crossroads” (2008) and “Going Places” (2012). He regularly performs with Christy Moore, and has performed with The Chieftains, Liam O’Flynn and a host of others. His musicianship is quite astounding and it is stated that his music “achieves art” (Earle Hitchner).
Album of the week 23 rd July 12:00 – 1:00 pm repeat at midnight and Monday 25 th at 19:00 and on Catch Up

Bute Fest 29th – 30th July 2016

Bute Fest  29th – 30th July 2016

Jul 22, 2016

 

The second year of the return of the renowned Bute Fest 2016 is upon us! Running from 29-31 July .
Featuring the stunning local talent of the island to artists from the mainland of national and international status in a range of music genres to excite seasoned festival goes from far and wide… with the campsite adjacent to the festival arena , means there is not far to go to get to the music!

 

 

While correct at time of printing PLEASE check with the festival for any amendments or alterations  to the programme

 

Some of the artist appearing :-

Anabrese (local act) /Arc Altair Baghdaddies  Bahookie  / Bella Gaffney  / Banshee / Beth Swan (local act)  / Calum Ingram / Colonel Mustard& the Dejon  /Cheryl Brown / Deer Leader  / Gerry Cinnimon     /Heron Valley   /Idlewild   / Jamie Flynn     / Josephine Sillars    / Kat Healy    / Kelvin   / Kung Fu Jesus   / Layla A Templeton (local act) / Lemonhaze      / Luck Factory    / Macklin   / Made as Mannequins  / Mickes 9s   /  Mildred’s Dairy    / Monticule        /  Mt Doubt    / Nieves  / Parker  / Posable Action Figures  / Raintown   / Recreatopms  / Rollin’ Drones  /Rony Trio/ The Cut Throat Razors         /The King Lot  / The Magic Numbers   /The Partick Monkeys  / The Red Hearted Vibes (local act) / The Rezillos / The Scott Wood Band  /The Sinsheimers     / The Youth & Young / tinylittlerobots  / Tom McRae   / Tongues. / Tyler Nugent  / Unkeepable      /We Came From Wolves  / Yoko Pwno

We Came From Wolves

We Came From Wolves

The Scott Wood Band

The Scott Wood Band

Raintown

Raintown

Skerryvore

Skerryvore

Idlewild

Idlewild

Calum ingram

Calum Ingram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also performing  is Bella Gaffney a this years finalist in The Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections in 2016 and here at the festival re her appearing a a finalist at the Cal Mac’s Culture Music event in King Tuts. She has had quite a year so far and was also booked by other Scottish festivals on the night, great to see her back up in Scotland   

Bella Gaffney

Bella Gaffney

 

‘Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Not only do Under 11’s go FREE to ButeFest 2016, but we also have a great family ticket deal for those of you with older youngsters too (I’ve double checked ‘older youngsters’…and it just about makes sense!)’

Workshops are also taking place – for our own Gillie Banks – How about learning Spinning ,weaving, dying and Scots Song in Dabbles in Scots Corner !

 

DabbaliesSo go ‘doon the watter’ a the Fair! and support this wonderful festival on the lovely Isle of Bute 

 

Again please check with festival before attending for any amendments of alterations to programme 

Have a great festival ! Auntie Liz 

Cal Mac Sponsors of Bute Fest 2016

Cal Mac Sponsors of Bute Fest 2016

Music Sessions and Gaelic Conversation – Ceòl ‘s Craic 25 July 6-7pm

Music Sessions and Gaelic Conversation – Ceòl ‘s Craic 25 July 6-7pm

Jul 22, 2016

An t-seachdain sa bidh sinn ann an còmhradh ri Ceitidh NicArtair à Tolstadh Bho Thuath, Eilean  Leòdhais – cèilidhche Gàidhlig na seachdain sa. A bharrachd  air a bhith ag èisteachd ri sgeulachdan agus eachdraidh beatha Cheitidh bidh cothrom ann taghadh de na claràraidhean ciùil sgoinneil a chaidh a dhèanamh thairis air a’ bhliadhna a chluinntinn. Agus mar as àbhaist bidh liosta-clùich de chlàran inntinneach againn dhuibh.

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Ceòl ‘s Craic Diluain 25 Iuchair eadar 6 is 7f. agus uair sam bith air Catch-Up.

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This week we’ll be in conversation with Katie MacArthur from Tolsta on the Isle of Lewis – our Gaelic guest. As well as listening to Katie’s stories about growing up in Tolsta as a young girl there will be an opportunity to hear some great music recordings from the past year. And as usual we’ll have an interesting playlist for you combining old and new tracks from a variety of musical genres.

More information on the Ceòl ‘s Craic Facebook .

Ceòl ‘s Craic, Monday 25 July 6.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.


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