Album of the Week

Album of the Week: ‘Metta’ by Damian Helliwell

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 19 July is Metta – the compositional debut of Damian Helliwell. It is a project featuring a stunning group of...

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Glasgow 2014 – Festival Club – XX Commonwealth Games

Glasgow is proud to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games from Wednesday 23 July until Sunday 3 August.   As part of the celebration, music and events are happening throughout the...

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David Hershaw guests on Morris’ Mash, Monday 8.00pm

Bill Morris presents his ‘Mash’ of musical choice featuring Americana and singer-songwriters and music from Scottish performers. On his programme on Monday – Glasgow Fair...

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Live from the 2014 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is coming to Sligo and Celtic Music Radio will be there. Translated, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann means The Music Festival of Ireland and that is exactly...

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Glasgow 2014 – Festival Club – XX Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014 – Festival Club – XX Commonwealth Games

Jul 22, 2014

Glasgow is proud to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games from Wednesday 23 July until Sunday 3 August.   As part of the celebration, music and events are happening throughout the city with the Commonwealth Games Festival.

Apart from the Opening and Closing concert, we highlight here the fantastic Festival Club of Celtic Connections fame  which will be hosted in The Fruitmarket. 

Celtic Music Radio presenters will be delighted to bring you music from the artists during the festival.  Please check with venues for tickets and updates before attending events.

Glasgow Green – Opening Ceremony Wednesday 23rd July 2014 from 4.00pm (tickets from Ticketmaster ) featuring  Lulu,   Eddi Reader ; James Grant; Rab Noakes  ; Sarah Hayes  (Admiral Fallow), Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire ; Emma Pollock  and  RM Hubbert   ;

Boomerang

Fruitmarket  Festival Club July –
Wednesday 23 July  8.00pm  till late. £10

Breabach

Breabach

Boomerang, featuring 21 artists including Breabach (Scotland), Moana and the Tribe and Horomona Horo (New Zealand) and Shellie Morris , Casey Donovan  , Aaron Burarrwanga   and Djakapurra Munyarryun   (Australia)

Festival 2014 DJs Tam Coyle and Dolphin Boy will keep the party going into the ‘wee small hours’. And watch out for Team Scotland and other Commonwealth athletes getting behind the decks in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.




manran

Thursday 24 July  9.30pm till late £10
Acts include Manran who use a powerful combination of Gaelic and English songs with accordion, fiddle, flute and a delicious mix of drum and bass to create an infectious sound.
Also appearing are the Struileag singers   – the cream of the crop of a generation of Gaelic singers – and young musicians from Fèis Rois , one of the UK’s leading traditional music education projects.

 

Eno Williams - Ibibio Sound Machine

Eno Williams – Ibibio Sound Machine

Friday 24 July 10.00pm till late £10 

Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno WilliamsIbibio Sound Machine  is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk & disco and modern post-punk & electro.

Based in Lilongwe, Malawi, the different backgrounds and cultural roots of Mafilika’s   members inspired the band’s musical style, which fuses rock with roots and jazz with alternative.

Festival 2014 DJs will keep the party going into the ‘wee small hours’. And watch out for Team Scotland and other Commonwealth athletes getting behind the decks in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.

 

peatbog fariesMonday 28 July 9.00pm till late £10

Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are one of the best known names in contemporary folk music. They lead the party alongside Skipinnish and Danny Kyle award-winner Rory Butler  .

Festival 2014 DJs will keep the party going into the ‘wee small hours’. And watch out for Team Scotland and other Commonwealth athletes getting behind the decks in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.

 

Tuesday 29 July 9.00pm till late £10 

Salsa Celtica

Salsa Celtica

Salsa Celtica’s   synthesis of Afro Latin Salsa with Scottish and Irish traditional music has taken the band and its music on a remarkable journey, from the village halls of Scotland to music festivals around the globe.

Sotho Sounds are funky shepherds from the Kingdom of Lesotho who have quite literally invented their own music, crafted their own instruments and now continue to follow their own mission – turning junk into funk.

Tonight we also welcome Team Scotland for a very exciting visit in which top athletes will reveal their experience of Glasgow 2014 so far – and will get behind the decks to DJ in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.

 

The treacherous ocestraWednesday 30 July  9.30pm till late £10

The Treacherous Orchestra   is a musical supergroup and Celtic Connections favourite, having recently been described as “…a high-energy, engaging, musical showcase…” (Daily Record)

Hailing from South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, Freshlyground   is a South African Afro-fusion band that formed in Cape Town in 2002. Their musical style blends elements of traditional South African music (such as kwela and African folk music), blues, jazz, and features of indie rock.

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners, The Mischa Macpherson Trio /   are a new Scottish outfit from the Highlands and Islands.  As well as their UK-wide title, presented in London’s Royal Albert Hall in February, the young  band are also holders of a prestigious Danny Kyle Award,  from the 2014 outing of Celtic Connections.

Festival 2014 DJs will keep the party going into the ‘wee small hours’. And watch out for Team Scotland and other Commonwealth athletes getting behind the decks in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.

Thursday 31 July  9.30pm till late £10

A new International

A new International

Programmed in association with the acclaimed Celtic Connections Festival, each night the Festival 2014 Club will take you on a journey across the many musical cultures of Scotland and the Commonwealth, without leaving your seat… except, of course, to take to the dance floor or order one of our Festival 2014 Commonwealth cocktails.

Lush, poetic, bittersweet romanticism; an evocative mixture of cinematic strings, circus lights, carnival and cabaret, music hall, gypsy, chanson, a little bit of folk, a little bit of flamenco too, yet with pop at its beating heart – welcome to the world of Glasgow’s finest, A New International.  Reference points for the uninitiated include Scott Walker, Calexico, Beirut and Morricone.

Festival 2014 DJs will keep the party going into the ‘wee small hours’. And watch out for Team Scotland and other Commonwealth athletes getting behind the decks in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.

Esperanza

Esperanza

 

Friday 1  August 9.30pm till late £10

Esperanza   is a nine-piece ska collective from Glasgow, famed for live shows where their infectious rhythm has the crowd involuntarily jumping in time. The band have supported some of the biggest names in ska, including Toots and the Maytals, The Skatalites and Bad Manners.

Festival 2014 DJs will keep the party going into the ‘wee small hours’. And watch out for Team Scotland and other Commonwealth athletes getting behind the decks in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.

 

 

Saturday 2 August 9.00pm till late £10 

The Chills

The Chills

The Chills   is a guitar and keyboard-based rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand. Singer/songwriter Martin Phillipps is the group’s sole constant member – since the 80s, they’ve had some significant chart success in their homeland, and are a cult band in other parts of the world as one of the earliest proponents of the Dunedin Sound.

Touted as one to watch by international media, New Zealander Louis Baker   has a voice producing shades of Motown-era soul. The singer/songwriter’s endearingly honest lyrics, mesmerizing melodies and vocal ability won him a place at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in New York.

Tonight we also welcome Team Scotland for a very exciting visit in which top athletes will reveal their experience of Glasgow 2014 so far – and will get behind the decks to DJ in our guest ‘Field of Play’ slot.

As always, Festival 2014 DJs will keep the party going into the ‘wee small hours’.

 

Closing Ceremony – Sunday 3 August 2014 at 7.00pm
Glasgow Green.  Tickets: £10  and £5 conc. Family tickets from £20 (concessions available)

Join in to relive some of the highlights of Festival 2014 and the XX Commonwealth Games in an enormous outdoor celebration. Treacherous Orchestra lead a rousing party, along with surprises and special guests, and your last chance to experience Glasgow Green Live Zone, before the final spectacular Closing Ceremony is screened.

Please contact event before attending for updates, cancellations and changes to programme.

Get out there and support Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games! See you around – Liz Clark.

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Piping Live! Glasgow starts Monday 11 August

Piping Live! Glasgow starts Monday 11 August

Jul 22, 2014

Glasgow hosts the world’s biggest week of piping and traditional music from the 11th to the 17th of August with Piping Live!

The Glasgow International Piping Festival will celebrate Homecoming 2014 in style with its Music of the Clans series along with a full programme of exciting daytime performances, workshops and evening concerts.

Candleriggs and The National Piping Centre in Cowcaddens will play host to a fantastic week of music which will feature pipers and folk musicians from across the globe.

The festival also offers come and try sessions for piping, drumming and Gaelic language for all ages.

Glasgow is Piping Live! is from Monday 11 August. Visit pipinglive.co.uk or download the Piping Live! app now for more details on Glasgow’s biggest piping event.

David Hershaw guests on Morris’ Mash, Monday 8.00pm

David Hershaw guests on Morris’ Mash, Monday 8.00pm

Jul 19, 2014

Bill Morris presents his ‘Mash’ of musical choice featuring Americana and singer-songwriters and music from Scottish performers.

On his programme on Monday – Glasgow Fair Monday – Bill has a special guest with David Hershaw, Scottish singer-songwriter from Glasgow live in studio 1 for a chat and a few songs.

Morris’ Mash with Bill Morris, Monday 21 July 8.00-10.00pm and Catch Up anytime.  Rpt. Tuesday 22 July 1.00-3.00pm.

Album of the Week: ‘Metta’ by Damian Helliwell

Album of the Week: ‘Metta’ by Damian Helliwell

Jul 19, 2014

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 19 July is Metta – the compositional debut of Damian Helliwell.

It is a project featuring a stunning group of musicians and music that takes the Scottish idiom to new places.
This extraordinary new music crosses the bridge from the contemporary traditional Scottish genre firmly into the territory of world music. Emotive, passionate, awakening, invigorating, and commanding engagement.

damian2Featuring Damian Helliwell on mandolin and tenor banjo; Jenny Hill on double bass; Eilidh Shaw on fiddle; Andy Thorburn on piano and Donald Hay on percussion, the line-up boasts some of the most highly respected musicians working in Scotland today, with each bringing a unique quality of musical integrity, technical mastery and expressive improvisational virtuosity to the music.  Damian Helliwell’s compositions take the exciting world of contemporary Scottish music into new ground, based in the traditional genre with inferences from a vivid imagination, dexterously layered in harmony, underpinned with a heavy driving foundation from a powerful backline.
The album was recorded over two weeks in the inspirational tranquillity of Damian’s studio on the Isle of Eigg.  To capture the raw energy of the music, it was recorded ‘live’ and in the resonant pythagorian tuning of A=432 Hz.

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