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BATTLEFIELD BAND FOUNDING MEMBER HOUSE CONCERT Celtic Music Radio’s final House Concert of the year will feature the gifted singer, songwriter and musician, Alan Reid, a founding member of The Battlefield Band. His solo show at the station’s Admiral Street studios in Glasgow takes place on Tuesday, November 20.
JP HARRIS SOMETIMES DOGS BARK AT NOTHING I met JP Harris when he was hosting his Sunday Morning Coming Down event in East Nashville’s Gallatin Avenue in September, described correctly as “an afternoon of gumbo and good times.” There are more good times to be savoured, courtesy of JP, on this hugely impressive and engaging …
Celtic Music Radio is looking forward to welcoming the musical talents of Craig and Willoughby – Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby – in October. The duo will visit the station for the first time for a House Concert that takes place on Tuesday, October 16. Individually, they have worked with the likes of The Righteous …
Celtic Music Radio 95FM has announced its final duo of House Concerts for the year. In October, Craig and Willoughby – Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby – are lined up for their first visit. Individually, they have worked with the likes of The Righteous Brothers, Nanci Griffith and Strawbs but they have a growing following …
All the young dudes were out in force – well, two to be exact – to bring their selection of fine songs and American songbook influences to this Celtic Connections’ gig, leaving us fairly certain that we’ll be hearing a lot more of them both. From Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canadian Colter Wall has a languid, …
The first of many gigs for Courtney Marie Andrews this year – she had 117 official shows in 2017 – convinced many fans here that they should be joining this beguiling singer/songwriter’s journeying by heading to Edinburgh when she returns with her band in April.
The Queens Of The Breakers is the title track of The Barr Brothers latest release – and when it emerged here this Celtic Connections’ gig truly bumped into life. It’s a flowing, chiming, rocky track and raised the temperature significantly. That’s not to say the opening songs were dull, far from it – they proved …
The secret of what musical mates, Hayes Carll and Corb Lund get up to in hotel rooms when they go on tour is now out. They shared their nocturnal activities (that is playing music together) full-on during this lusty, rough’n’tumble, double bill Celtic Connections’ gig with both men in great humour and sparkling form musically, …
It was by chance that Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz met at a blue grass festival nine years ago – but it is the fans of their warming and deftly created music who are definitely the lucky ones.