Live from Celtic Music Radio in Buchanan Suite, Tuesday 31 Jan 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Live from Celtic Music Radio  in Buchanan Suite, Tuesday 31 Jan 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Tuesday 31 Jan live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
Live from The Buchanan Suite 11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5 February 2017
From 11am – 5pm Local and international artists with music / interviews / chat
From 5-7 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage – any enquires re DKOS email Liz at dkos.info@yahoo.com
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11am  Celtic Connections  Education Programme
Education at Celtic Connections 2017 More than 11, 000 children from across Scotland will take part in Celtic Connections 2017Education Programme.=Free morning concerts for schools by leading Scottish and international musicians, and workshops in schools led by Celtic artists, will give pupils invaluable opportunities to learn about, take part in and enjoy traditional music. The annual Celtic Connections Education Programme has reached more than 200,000 children across the country since it began in 1998. Its work is supported directly by membership fees from the festival’s Celtic Rover patron’s scheme – which gives discounted rates on bookings and exclusive experiences during Celtic Connections 2017. Taking place during Celtic Connections 2017, five free morning concerts for schools in the Main Auditorium of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall by bands including Nashville-based Americana stars Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Brazilian flute virtuoso Carlos Malta, Scots Trad Awards winner Siobhan Miller and Canadian Trio Vishtèn will be enjoyed by up to 9,000 children. In previous years school parties have travelled to Glasgow from throughout Scotland to attend schools concerts, including Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway and Fife. For many of the children this will be their first experience of live music in a professional venue. Free workshops will also take place in 45 nurseries, primary schools and ASN schools throughout Glasgow. Pupils will have hands on opportunities to try out traditional Celtic instruments such as the fiddle, clarsach and whistle, and learn about and take part in song, storytelling and stepdance from leading local Celtic artists such as Rachel Hair, Joy Dunlop, Celine Donoghue, Mairi Gilfedder, Adam Brown and Rachel Lightbody. A range of more than 60 public workshops offering chances to learn about Scottish traditional music which are open to all ages and abilities will also take place throughout this year’s festival

 

12pm    The Trongate Rum Riots
Cptn. Zez Jeopardy /Mama T / Messers Coyle / Ms. Fortune / Mr. Watt / Mr. Dandelion /Mr. Gallacher – bass
The Trongate Rum Riots hail from Glasgow, a city as soaked in salty maritime tradition as their music. Originally forming as a sea shanty band to revive this rich and emotive style of music, the band has evolved over the past four years to incorporate the many influences its troupe of musicians bring on board. Their style ranges from sweaty punk to dirty folk, with the occasional bluesy lick and Balkan riff, and is equally as visceral in its plugged-in form as it is in its stripped-back acoustic set. No matter the event, the Trongate Rum Riots bring their unique and powerful style, leaving no listener safe from its pounding rhythms. Behind the joyous chaos lies an eight-piece of dexterous, talented musicians who continue to charm and exhilarate crowds around Scotland and beyond. The band had a summer full of festival show.

 

1pm     Dave Gibb
Hailing  from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village. A superb guitarist with a style that is as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, he is an established performer throughout the acoustic/folk club, festival and concert scene. Lyrically Dave is a storyteller and is determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles of the heroes. Dave got one of the first ‘Dannys’ back in 1999 as well as his first album ‘Looking at the Past’ followed by ‘Feeling Good’ 2001 / ‘Speed of the Plough’ 2003 /’Blood & Flames’ 2005/ ‘Giggles’ 2006 / ‘Avalon’ 2007 /Goldscaur’ 2009 / ‘Story Song’ 2011 / ‘Motherload’ 2015. Dave gigs extensively round the Folk Clubs and festivals and is continually being asked back!

 

 

John Graham

Jim Jack

2pm John Graham & Jim Jack
John started playing Folk Music in the 1960’s. In 1968 he founded the ‘Clydesiders’ at Glasgow University along with Sandy Kelso and Campbell Forrest. The band remained active for over 30 years, albeit with a number of personnel changes, until 2000, with John and Sandy still at the helm. During their career the band made a number of albums for Scottish Record companies Lismor, KRL and REL. They appeared regularly on TV and Radio including such programmes as STV’s Thingummyjig and Shindig, Highway with Harry Secombe, and the Terry Wogan .In 2012 the band staged a reunion concert at the ‘Fintry Music Festival’ and brought out a new album ‘Scottish Folk Songs of the West’ on the Scotdisc label.
Jim first picked up a guitar when he was fifteen years old, having swapped his train set for it with his nephew. In 1963, during the great folk revival in Edinburgh, Jim became very interested in both contemporary and traditional folk music as well as bluegrass. He formed a duo ‘The Portlands’ until 1966 .. By 1969 Jim had moved to Glasgow and joined a band called Carterhall The band made two albums; ‘I Wish You Could See’ and ‘Carterhall Live at the Doune Castle’. Jim rekindled his love of folk music six years ago when he began attending the ‘Doon The Water’ folk club at the Whistlefield Inn. John works regularly with Scottish singer Moira Kerr and plays in the Caledonian Fiddle Orchestra.  John and Jim met at a Fairport Convention Gig in Berwick on Tweed and have played together regularly since then.

 

3pm Reece Hillis
Dunfermline’s Reece Hillis is a young Soul Blues Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter. In his early teens he was exposed to the sound of the original pioneers through old records and self-found videos and music online. From this he soaked up the sounds from many artists including Sam Cooke, Al Green, Janis Joplin, The Doors, CCR, Wilson Picket, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash among many many more. It wasn’t long before he picked up the Guitar and taught himself to play through trial and error. Since then Reece has been performing constantly throughout the UK, developing his craft along the way.In 2014 Reece was a nominee for British Blues Award, young artist of the year. His debut solo, all-original album “Eclectic Soul” was released in March 2016 blending together Blues, Folk, Soul and even some Vocal Jazz, branching out into other areas and expressing the many other genres that have inspired him.

 

 

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Auld Hat New Heids at St Andrews In The Square Sunday 29th Jan 2017

Auld Hat New Heids at St Andrews In The Square Sunday 29th Jan 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Auld Hat New Heids at St Andrews In The Square Sunday 29 Jan 2017
Throughout the years that Celtic Connections have been running there have been many memorable concerts. This concert will go down as one of them! It was a truly memorable night and up there with the best concerts over the years.  A show designed to rekindle the songs and atmosphere of folk clubs of yesteryear with audience participation it did exactly what it said it would.

Seasoned performers and brothers Fraser and Ian Bruce, accompanied by Gregor Lowrey (accordion) and Pete Clark (fiddle) put on the show of their lives. Starting the night with Doon In The Wee Room they immediately increased the bands vocal support by over 300 as every member of this sell out audience joined in with the singing. This continued throughout the night and is exactly what this show is all about. Every single song was a well known one and passionately delivered by Ian and Fraser. There was hardly a dry eye in the house at their renditions of the Loch Tay Boat Song and Silver Darlings.

Another inspired part of this show was the showing of slides onto a large screen paying tribute to  musicians, alive and dead, who had been major influences and inspirational to many up and coming musicians. Also included in the slides were the choruses of many of the songs to assist the eager audience with the words and to encourage their singing. Much of Scotland’s’ working past was also remembered with songs such as The Jute Mill Song, The Schoals of Herring and The Wark O’ The Weavers. Of all the songs performed few had a rousing reception as great as that given to The John MacLean March.

In between the songs the wit and humour from the Bruce brothers was excellent. These guys put the fun back into music. It was hard to believe that Fraser Bruce had taken a near 30 years sabbatical from performing only returning to stage in 2014. His enthusiasm in getting this project up and running puts a lot of artists half his age to shame. The ultimate accolade I could give them is to liken them to The Corries in their heyday. The interaction with the audience, the humour and their rendition of many of the songs reminded me so much of Ronnie Brown and Roy Williamson.

This was one of those nights you did not want to finish. People left this historic venue with huge smiles on their faces raving about how good the evening was. At the start of the evening Fraser recited a poem listing the many folk clubs that used to be open over the length and breadth of the country. Sadly the majority of these clubs are no longer however Auld Hat and New Heids is doing everything in their power to bring back those heady days. This show continues around the country, it would be foolhardy to miss it. For songs and laughter this is the show to go to.

Danny Matheson

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan at Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sat 28th Jan 2017

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan at Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sat 28th Jan 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan at Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 28 January 2017

Fifteen years ago in 2002, almost to the day, Emily Smith was voted Young Traditional Musician of the Year. It was also the year Emily met New Zealand musician Jamie McClennan who was later to become her husband and musical partner. Emily Smith has been no stranger to Celtic Connections since then but rarely has she been involved in such a wondrous night of music as this one was.

Being soul mates for so long Emily and Jamie have developed a near telepathic relationship and link up so very well on stage. This was a night of beautiful harmonies between them and wonderful musicianship. Add that to the humour between them in between the songs this was always going to be a thoroughly entertaining night.

Throughout the night there was a fantastic mix of songs including self penned ones from Jamie’s time in New Zealand, some very traditional songs and songs pertaining to Dumfries and Galloway where Emily is originally from and where they currently stay with their two children. Songs such as Adoon Winding Nith, The Silver Tassie, Caledonia, Firefly and A Life That’s Good were delivered superbly.  Joining this couple on stage for the last few songs was another incredibly talented musician Anna Massie. Another rare treat for the capacity audience was actually hearing Anna join in with backing vocals. Renowned for her skill in playing any stringed instrument and sitting in the background of the stage, rarely is she seen taking to the front of stage and joining in with the singing.

To date Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan have only recorded one album as a duet, Adoon Winding Nith, however I believe there may be another one in the pipeline. After this performance I would sincerely hope so. This was a quite exquisite show.

Danny Matheson

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Monday 30th Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Monday 30th   Jan 5-7pm

Jan 30, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 10 Monday 30 Jan
Danny Kyle Open Stage is broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Archive
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Trip  – Based in Glasgow   – Listen Again 
Tiernan Courell/ Isla Callister / Michael Biggins / Mairi Maclennan? Craig Baxter / Rory Matheson 
Are a new six-piece folk band based in Glasgow. All in their first year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, TRIP are at the forefront of the vibrant traditional music scene that is thriving in the city and beyond. Their combination of melodies from Newcastle accordionist Michael Biggins, Sligo flautist Tiernan Courell, Manx fiddler Isla Callister, and Lewis singer Mairi Maclennan, with versatile accompaniment of fellow Scots Rory Matheson (piano) and Craig Baxter (bodhran), produces an energetic and driven sound that encompasses music from all corners of the countries from which they hail. TRIP hope to hit the ground running in 2017 with their debut performance at the prestigious Celtic Connections supporting Atlas, festival and in the final of Hands up for Trad ‘Battle of the Folk Bands’ competition to name just a few.

 

Josiah & Ludwig Based in Glasgow –        Listen Again 
Harry Gorski-Brown / Andrew Herrington
Emerging from their respective dwellings across Scotland’s central belt, Josiah & Ludwig are a folk duo, brand new to the contemporary traditional music scene. The Glasgow based two-piece consists of the adventurous, Harry “Ludwig” Gorski-Brown on the fiddle, and his trusty counterpart, Andrew “Josiah” Herrington on the guitar. These two musicians started playing together in the latter part of 2016, when they began writing material and developing their sound. Josiah & Ludwig draw from a rich blend of influences to fashion together a refreshing concoction of genre and style, which is a colourful contribution to the traditional Scottish music scene.

 

Michael McGovern  – Glasgow   – Listen Again 
Glasgow born singer songwriter in the folk/ folk rock scene also has a group The Moonshine and can been seen gigging locally. He is now hopeing to take his music further afield and will be gigging in and around Scotland. He has his music on sounclould and hope to be recording and posting even more in the future.

 

 

 

 


Martin Kerr & Christine Hanson – Canada & Glasgow – Listen Again
Often compared to the best of the 1970 troubadours – Cat Stevens, James Taylor, John Denver – Martin Kerr’s anthemic modern-folk connects with listeners of all ages. In true folk tradition, he takes his music to the people wherever he can. Starting at farmer’s markets, and offering CDs from his guitar case, his independently released albums have sold 17,000 copies and counting. Raised by Scots parents in England, he has travelled to 35 countries, and is now settled in Canada.  Cellist Christine Hanson is a fixture at Celtic Connections, playing with leading lights including Eddi Reader and Bruce MacGregor. Also a Scot in Canada, she has been playing and recording with fellow emigrant Martin Kerr for the last 3 years. Classically trained but eclectic in her musical explorations, music has taken Christine from touring Canada’s High Arctic with a tango trio to playing traditional music in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

 

 

Emma Lusby – Ireland/ Liverpool  –
Currently studying and playing in Liverpool, Emma has performed at Baltic States Folk Festival (Latvia), Stendhal Festival of Art (Ireland’s Best Small Festival) & Liverpool Irish Festival, to name a few. Also working on a musical project to be released early 2017.  The project is an innovative approach to bring Irish traditional songs and stories to today’s audiences.

 

 

 

 

 

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Live from Celtic Music Radio in Buchanan Suite Mon 30 Jan 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Live from Celtic Music Radio  in Buchanan Suite  Mon 30 Jan 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Jan 30, 2017

Monday 30  Jan live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
Live from The Buchanan Suite  11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5 February 2017
From 11am – 5pm Local and international artists with music / interviews / chat  for information email studio@celticmusicradio.net 
From 5-7 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage   – any enquires re DKOS email Liz at dkos.info@yahoo.com

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11am The Hur  – Glasgow
Iain Wilson – Vocals & Pipes / Charlie Galloway – Guitar / Benedict Morris – Fiddle/ Savannah Donohoe – Flute / Joe Fleming – Drums
Newly formed Glasgow band The Hur have released their debut single ‘Still Standing’ recorded at Gran’s House Recording Studio – with none other than Angus Lyon , mastering by Chris Waite – it’s bound to cause a stir.  Band members from Scotland and Ireland seek to challenge the borders of musical fusion with energetic original songs and compositions along with innovative harmonies, improvisation and harsh contrasts. Charlie and Benedict are currently on the  traditional music course and classical music course in the RCS ,Joe Fleming having just graduated! Iain has been involved in the music scene from a young age including work with pipe bands in Scotland (Inveraray and District) and Savannah  gained experience with Comhaltas and Fleadhs around Ireland.

 

 

12pm Issho Taiko Drummers  Appearing at Celtic Connections on Saturday 4 Jan at The Glad Café
Issho Taiko Drummers explore new sounds using Japanese taiko drums and collaborations with other musicians to create a new direction within this musical form. Issho will combine intricate patterns, voice, gongs, bag-pipes and found sounds to create an evening ranging from subtle meditative moments through to eye watering intensity utilising the beautiful wooden tones of the txalaparta and the low stomach-rumbling bass of the Taiko drums. ssho are very lucky to be joined by Nerea Bello a remarkable vocalist in her own right and hailing from The Basque Country Nerea is also a wonderful Txalaparta player. We are also very happy to include piper Donald Lyndsay in our line-up, Donald will play Basque and Japanese melodies as well as offering, squeeks, drones and visual splendour with his home made multi coloured set of small-pipes  We will also incorporate some beautiful Chinese gongs and hand held bells as well as found sounds and performing objects.
 

 

1pm Haggerdash 
Alan Jones / Jack Bethel / Billy Stewart /
Haggerdash and a Scottish institution and are one of Scotland’s favourite Folk groups. Playing a wide range of songs and tunes. are much in demand for festivals and folk clubs as well as having many performances in Norway, Denmark and France to their credit. The group have had a few line ups over the years but the current line up of Alan, Jack and Billy are the core group and they do have many fine musicians join them at various gigs throughout the year
Have numerous CD’s to their credit ‘Selkie Dancers’ ,’Earthwire’ , ‘Is It Very Far To Heidleberg from Here’,  ‘Barmaid’
 

2pm  Larry Guild 
Larry Guild is a well-known and respected singer songwriter Larry is “a storyteller in the truest sense of the word. He sings songs about love, travel, longing and everything else life can throw at us, all accompanied by beautiful, finger style guitar. An evening with Larry Guild will take you on a wonderful journey from the Great Plains to deepest Lanarkshire, through time and seasons, filling you with a warm glow that will leave you wanting more … ”    Larry has played s in many venues around the city for the GRCH to King Tuts, The Glasgow Piping Centre, 3pm Iona Fyfe as well at folk clubs and festivals throughout Scotland

 

 

 

3pm Iona Fyfe  – Appearing as part of the Old Roots New Shoots on 3 Feb at the GRCH  along with Old Bling Dogs / Rich Redbeard/ Rick Antonony / Jenny Sturgeon / Best Girl Athlete / Simon Gall / Jackill/ – North East of Scotland’s  rocks it out  (Old Roots New Shoots also on in The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on 12 Feb)
Hailing from Huntly , Iona Fyfe, singer and songwriter with her music deeply rooted in the tradition is one of  Scotland’s finest young ballad singers – with many a TMSA competition winner in recent years  Also a  finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 – Sunday 5 Feb in the City Halls , Glasgow. I In 2016 “East”, a debut 6-track CD encapsulating North East folksong was received with great acclaim and she is working on her debut album set for release in January 2018. She gigs around festivals throughout Scotland as well as a festival in Italy.  She recently formed a duo with Luc McNally, she has a fully booked gigging colander  in 2017 and presently a student at the RCS.

 

 

 

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