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 email@example.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!
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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