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Ceòl ‘s Craic feature debut album from ‘Causeway Trio’ – Monday 25 April 6-7pm

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Girvan Folk Festival 29th April – 1st May 2016

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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

 

Girvan Folk Festival 29th April – 1st May 2016

Girvan Folk Festival 29th April – 1st May 2016

Apr 29, 2016

This years Girvan Folk Festival kicks off it’s 42 year on Friday 29 th April till 1 st May 2016
Artists appearing at this years festival are :- The Paul McKenna Band /Pete Coe /Johnny Handle and Chris Hendry /Brendan Hendry and Johnny Toman  /Di Henderson /3 Men and a Box /Jess Smith /Emma Spiers / Darcy and Pals Mike Hancock The Tattiehowkers Ceilidh Band 

 

 

Programme of Events (while correct at time of printing please check with festival for any amendments or alterations)

Girvan Folk Festival
2016 Programme
Friday 29th April:
8:00 pm Opening Concert with Pete Coe, Di Henderson, Three Men and a Box-Westcliffe Hotel
Evening – from 8:00 pm Session with Darcy and Pals , Brendan and Johnny The Vaults
Evening – from 8:00 pm Session with The Scotia Band Flynn’s Boatyard
Evening – from 8:00 pm Session with Failte The Anchor bar
Evening – from 8:00 pm Session with McGill and Co. The Hamilton Arms
10:00 pm Late singaround: A sang frae a’body and turns frae Emma Spiers, Jess Smith , Johnny Handle and Chris Hendry. Catholic Hall

Saturday 30th April
11:00 am Songwriting and Traditional Singing Competitions Westcliffe Hotel
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Children’s Singing Workshop – Susie Kelly Catholic Hall
12:30 pm Jess’s Stories: Jess tells about her life , her books and the people that inspired her. The Town House
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Circus skills workshop – Mike Hancocks Henderson and Susie Kelly The Town House
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Beginners Fiddle workshop – Michael Muir Catholic Hall
2:00 pm The Quiet Singaround, with Pete Coe , Di
– A wee tempter to get you to go to a class and get playing. Carrick Buildings
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Button Box workshop – Thomas McCabe – How to find the nearest note and make it seem easy Carrick Buildings
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Guitar workshop – Jamie Wallace – Accompanying traditional tunes Carrick Buildings
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Play Irish fiddle tunes workshop – Brendan Hendry – Learn a few Irish tunes with hints on bowing styles. Carrick Buildings
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Fiddle Improvers workshop – Carol Anderson – Have a go at a new jig and reel. How does he play fast and sound so good Carrick Buildings
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Bodhran workshop – Ewan Baird – Basic rhythms for different types of tunes Carrick Buildings
2:00 pm Bobby Robb Tribute Concert with Maggie Miller, Johnny Handle and Chris Hendry, Tom Smith and Wattie Lees, Kathy Hobkirk and Heather Heywood, Adam McNaughtan Queens Hotel
2:00 pm Session with The North Easters. The Vaults
2:00 pm Session with The Scotia Band. The Anchor Bar
2:00 pm Session with Failte. Flynn’s Boatyard
2:00 pm Session with Darcy and Pals ,Brendan and Johnny Hamilton Arms
7:30 pm Evening Concert with Brendan Hendry and Johnny Toman, Emma Spiers, Pete Coe, The Paul McKenna Band Girvan Academy
8:00 pm Session with The Tipi Topaz Team The Vaults
8:00 pm Session with McGill and Co Flynn’s Boatyard
8:00 pm Session with Haggerdash. The Anchor Bar
11:00 pm Late nigth extra – Three Men and a Box, Johnny Handle and Chris Hendry, Di Henderson , Mike Hancock and the Tattiehowkers Ceilidh Band Catholic Hall

Sunday 1st May:
Time Event Venue
11:00 am Story Telling and Verse Recitation competitions Westcliffe Hotel
11:00 pm – 12:30 pm Traditional Singing workshop – Maggie Macrae – Finding songs, choosing songs to sing, making a song your own. The Town House
11:30 pm – 1:00 pm Songs of the First World War – Chris Miles talks about and performs songs of the Great War -The Town House
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Whistle workshop – Jackie Buckham – How to get the full range of the instrument and learn a new tune or two. Carrick Buildings
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Flute workshop – Sean Gray – A new jig and a new reel. Hints on technique Carrick Buildings
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Banjo workshop – Conor Markey – Learn a couple of new tunes and get even for all the banjo jokes Carrick Buildings
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Family Ceilidh with Mike Hancock, Pete Coe, Susie Kelly Catholic Hall
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Ukelele workshop – Darcy Da Silva – Get started with the chords for a folk song. Carrick Buildings
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Mandolin workshop – George Butterworth – Where to find tunes and get hints on technique Carrick Buildings
2:00 pm Session with Three Men and a Box with the Scotia Band. The Vaults
2:00 pm Session with McGill and Co. The Anchor Bar
2:00 pm Session with Failte. The Hamilton Arms
2:00 pm Session with Haggerdash Flynn’s Boatyard
2:00 pm Open Stage Westcliffe Hotel
3:30 pm Folk Group competition Westcliffe Hotel
7:30 pm Farewell Concert with Darcy and Pals, Brendan Hendry and Johnny Toman, Pete Coe, Johnny Handle and Chris Hendry- Catholic Hall
8:00 pm Session with Haggerdash and Failte The Vaults
8:00 pm Session with The Tipi Topaz team Flynn’s Boatyard
8:00 pm Session with The Tattiehowkers The Anchor bar
10:00 pm Farewell Session – Final session with the weekend guests. Catholic Hall

Have a fantastic festival and see you all there! Auntie Liz

the tatty howkers CB

The Tattyhowkers Ceilidh Band

Paul-McKenna-Band

The Paul McKenna Band

Jess Smith

Jess Smith

Di Henbderson

Di Henderson

Ceòl ‘s Craic feature debut album from ‘Causeway Trio’ – Monday 25 April 6-7pm

Ceòl ‘s Craic feature debut album from ‘Causeway Trio’ – Monday 25 April 6-7pm

Apr 22, 2016

Bidh Ceòl ‘s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio a’ toirt priomh àite dhan chlàr sgoinneil aig Causeway Trio www.causewaytrio.com – triùir luchd-ciùil òga a tha mu-thràth a’ nochdadh sgilean ciùil a tha airidh air aire. Agus chaidh sin a dhearbhadh nuair a chaidh an cur air adhart airson duais ‘Young Folk’ 2016  BBC Radio 2.  Bidh an trio, Peter Thornton, David Swan agus Pàdruig Moireasdan à Grimsaidh ann an Uibhist a-Tuath, ann an Talla Rioghail Albert Diciadain 27 Giblean airson tachartas nan duisean far am bi iad a’ cluich mar phàirt dhe phrògram na h-oidhche. Tha fhios gun cluinn sinn tòrr a bharrachd  bhon chòmhlan seo sna bliadhnaichean ri thighinn.

Cuideachd air a’ phrògram bidh Raonaid Nic a’ Phearsain, cèilidhche Gàidhlig na seachdain, tè le ceanglaichean làidir ri Uibhist i fhèin. Tha sinn a’ coimhead air adhart ri còmhradh fhaighinn le Raonaid.

Tuilleadh fiosrachaidh ri fhaighinn air www.facebook.com/pages/Ceòl-is-Craic

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

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Ceòl ‘s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio will be featuring a wonderful debut album from Causeway Trio www.causewaytrio.com – three young musicians who are already revealing a very sophisticated  level of musicianship. This was recognised recently in their nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2016. The trio, Peter Thornton, David Swan and Pàdruig Morrison from Grimsay in North Uist will be at the Royal Albert Hall on wednesday 27 April where they’ll be performing as part of the programme for the evening. It looks like we’ll be hearing a lot more about this group in the future.

Also on the programme this week will be our special Gaelic guest Rachel MacPherson, who has strong ties to Uist herself. We’re looking forward to getting Rachel’s news.

More information on the Ceòl ‘s Craic FB page.

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

Live Music Session by the ‘Shipwreck Rats’ on Ceòl ‘s Craic – Monday 18 April 6-7pm

Live Music Session by the ‘Shipwreck Rats’ on Ceòl ‘s Craic – Monday 18 April 6-7pm

Apr 17, 2016

Bidh Ceòl ‘s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio a’ craoladh seiseanan ciùil beò le na Shipwreck Rats an t-seachdan seo, còmhlan-ciùil annasach dha-rìribh, a chluich aig an Gealbhan bho chionn ghoirid.

Tuilleadh fiosrachaidh ri fhaighinn air www.facebook.com/pages/Ceòl-is-Craic

Ceòl ‘s Craic Diluain 18 Giblean eadar 6 is 7f. agus uair sam bith air Catch-Up.

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Ceòl ‘s Craic @ Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting live music sessions by the Shipwreck Rats, a truly original group of musicians,  who performed at An Gealbhan recently.

More information on the Ceòl ‘s Craic FB page.

Ceòl ‘s Craic, Monday 18 April 6.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Competition – Michael English 22nd April Airdrie

Competition – Michael English 22nd April Airdrie

Apr 14, 2016

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

It’s the last few days of our latest Michael English competition!

To win a pair of tickets to Michael’s gig at the Airdrie Town Hall on Friday 22nd April just send your name and a contact telephone number in an email with the heading Michael English Comp to competition@celticmusicradio.net

We will draw the winners on Monday’s edition of Sounds Irish at 10pm on Celtic Music Radio
Check out the details of Michael English’s current tours and releases by going to http://michaelenglish.ie

Good Luck


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