Peter Nardini – ‘A Vandal’s Scrawl’ Album of the Week 22nd April 2017

Peter Nardini – ‘A Vandal’s Scrawl’ Album of the Week 22nd April 2017

Apr 22, 2017

 

‘Peter Nardini has a new album of songs in which he focuses his artist’s eye and his songwriter’s ear on his usual concerns – love, loss and longing set against the inevitable process of growing up and growing older.’

 

 

 

 

A Vandal’s Scrawl
Peter Nardini singer/ songwriper teller of tales and renowned artist has released a much awaited album.  Overcoming and adapting his debilitating condition in his strumming arm Peter is once again out giging! Peterwas gracious enough to come into the studio and have a great discussion with our own Ross Macfadyen – you can here the programme on Catch Up – 1st Hour  2nd Hour 

Peter has performed from Wee Folk Club to the Assembly Rooms, the Usher Hall, the Pavilion and the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh as well as the City Halls, the Tron Theatre and Glasgow’s own Barrowlands! Has gigged with folks such Loudon Wainwright, Billy Bragg, Paul Brady, Alan Price and Tom Robinson to name but a few

His celebrated art exhibition is this weekend – 22 April to 24 April exhibiting with Annan Gallery in Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

 

A Vandal’s Scrawl

  1. Trainman
  2. Dizzytown
  3. Time to Go
  4. In Between Dreams
  5. Shadow on TheWall
  6. That’s for Sure
  7. Empty Spaces
  8.  That Was That
  9. Robert Zimmerman
  10. A Vandal’s Scrawl
  11.  Song of A Sparrow
  12. Another Shot of You
  13.  Just Like Donovan Leitch
  14. A Bag of Dreams

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Cormac Begley – Album of The Week 15th April 2017

Cormac Begley – Album of The Week 15th April 2017

Apr 15, 2017

 

Album of The Week is Cormac Begley’s first solo album  

 

 

 

 

Haling from the West-Kerry Begley family, his father Brendan being his first tutor/teacher , ‘heart and philosophy of music’,  Cormac’s influences can also be traced to other musicians from West-Kerry, East-Clare and Sliabh Luachra. While it’s no surprise that he performs in other projects, the list is long with names that include Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich (fiddle, viola and sean nós dancer), Jack Talty (concertina), Caoimhín O Raghallaigh (Hardanger d’amore) and Liam Ó Maonlaí (singer and multi-instrumentalist). He also performs in ‘Concertina’, a trio featuring Noel Hill and Jack Talty; and with the band Ré, featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí, Maitiu O Casaide, Eithne Ní Chatháin and Peter O Toole.

 

‘All of the pieces of music that feature on this album instantly struck a chord with me the first time I heard them. My approach here has been simply to connect as honestly as possible with them. I wanted to produce a solo concertina album using the full range of concertinas from bass, baritone, treble to piccolo, and to highlight some of the instrument’s possibilities spanning across seven octaves. Each track is one take, featuring one concertina and are all free from studio manipulation. I have sourced previously unrecorded music, new compositions and other tunes within the tradition that have been my companions and my internal soundtrack during my life to date.

 

1.Reels – Yellow Tinker / Ríl Mhór Bhaile An Chalaidh
2.Polkas – Polka John /Camino Polka
3.Schottisches – Joe Bane’s / The Streamstown Jig
4.Jig- An Cat Is A Máthair
5.Suantraí – Rocking The Cradle
6.Schottisches – An Síog / Bonnie Scotland / Bill O Malley’s
7.Reels – Paddy Canny’s Pigeon On The Gate / The Dairy Maid
8.Air – Beauty Deas an Oileain
9.Reel – The Fermoy Lasses
10.Jigs – Donncha Ó Loinsighs / The Wounded Healer
11.Slides – Merrily Kiss The Quaker / The Lisheen Slide
12.Polka Frenzy Polka
13.Reels – John Dwyer’s / McGettrick’s

 

Cormac also appears in other collaborations with:-

Jack Talty /Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich /Paraic Mac Donnchadha / Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh /Rushad Eggleston /Libby McCrohan

Up coming gigs:-
April 15th – Tigh Roy, Corderry, Galbally, Co. Tipperary (Concert)

April 27th – St. Mary’s Church, Cong, Co. Mayo (Concert)
April 28th – St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway – Mairtin O Connor
April 29th – Louisberg, Mayo (Féile Cois Chuain) – Fiachna O Mongàin
May 1st – St. James Church, Dingle  (Féile na Bealtaine)- Liam O’Neill (artist)

 

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Snuffbox – ‘Playing For Free’ Album of The Week 8th April 2017

Snuffbox – ‘Playing For Free’ Album of The Week 8th April 2017

Apr 8, 2017

 

 

 

 Snuffbox – ‘Playing For Free’ Album of The Week – 8 April 2017

 

 

 

The musicians in Snuffbox met on Glasgow’s vibrant trad music sessions and have created a style that harnesses the energy of the city with Perthshire’s rich musical tradition. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century the great Perthshire, fiddler,composer Niel Gow and his son, Nathaniel favoured the drive and harmony of a fiddle and cello partnership as they played for dances around the country.   In Snuffbox, their fellow Perthshire native, fiddler and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2017 winner Charlie Stewart joins cellist Rufus Huggan and guitarist-singer Luc McNally.   Tunes such as the opening Reels and the rugged Limerick show all the character, fluency, depth of expression and sense of melodic adventure that Stewart displayed in his triumphant Young Trad Final performance.

In addition to Snuffbox, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student  Charlie Stewart brings his keening sensitivity and muscular attack to Techno Trad Collective Sketch.  Rufus Huggan, also a Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student, is equally at home in chamber ensembles and folk sessions, and Luc McNally, who provides the album’s two thoughtful, gently turned vocal tracks, also appears with Sketch and Glasgow quintet Dosca.

Tracs 

  1. Reels – Anne Lacey’s (L. Carroll) Johnny Willmott’s Fiddle (Trad) The Girls at Martinfield (P. Cunningham) This track was put together in an attempt to make ‘just a normal set of reels’.
  2. Playing For Free – Playing for Free (R. Huggan/C. Irving/C. Stewart)  Originally put together by Charlie, Rufus and the guitarist Craig Irving; this tune is named for something we have all had to do from time to time, as part of our pursuit of a career in music.
  3. Limerick – Unknown Jig (Trad)/Brian O’Lynn (Trad) These are two tunes that Charlie learned from listening to the amazing Caoimhín
    Ó Raghallaigh at the North Atlantic Fiddle convention in Derry.
  4. Chazza’s Circus / Whistle O’er the Love o’ It (Trad) Charlie Stewart’s (M. Fielding)  The second tune in this set was  written by Charlie’s teacher, Marie Fielding, just before his lesson. Named after him as he was the first person to hear it!
  5. Lucy’s 25/ Lucy’s Lament (R. Huggan) /Feis Rois 25 (L. MacColl) This set is comprised of two modern tunes: Lucy’s Lament which was written by Rufus for Lucy Doogan and Feis Rois 25 which was written by another of Charlie’s teachers, Lauren MacColl.
  6. A Harsh February – A Harsh February (P. Cunningham)  Despite being known to us as ‘Irish B minor reel’ until very recently, it transpires that this is yet another excellent tune written by Scotland’s own Phil Cunningham.
  7. Down The River – Down The River (R. Huggan)  A dark song written on a morbidly hot day in New York; it pays homage to a bygone age where children in stories and song were met with tragic ends.
  8. Onions – Onions (C. Stewart)/I Ne’er Shall Wean Her (Trad)  Charlie’s eponymous slow air was named as such for want of a more appropriate title which, unfortunately, has not materialised.
  9. Yer Maw’s – Yer Maw’s (R. Huggan C. Stewart)/Dawted Mary (Trad)  Dedicated to all the mothers out there.
  10. Sleeping Stars – Sleeping Stars (R. Huggan)  Written in anticipation of visiting the Celtic Colours festival in Canada, this song is  about sleeping as long and often as possible to shorten the days leading up to the trip

    Recorded at Carrier Waves, Glasgow /Engineered, Produced – Iain Copeland, Skye Records. Mastered by Denis Blackham, Skye Mastering
    © Skye Records 2017

 

Gig List 
11th May 2017 – Hootenannys, Inverness   @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am 
12th May 2017 – Seaboard Centre, Balintore Seaboard Centre, Balintore, IV20 1UA  
13th May 2017 –  Glenfarg @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Glenfarg, Perth PH2, UK 
18th May 2017  – Old Hairdressers , @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm The old Hairdressers, 27 Renfield Ln, Glasgow G2, UK 
9th June 2017  – Eden Festival ,@ 14:30 pm Eden Festival, Moffat, UK

 

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The Ennis Sisters – ‘Stages’ Album of the Week 1st April 2017

The Ennis Sisters – ‘Stages’ Album of the Week 1st April 2017

Mar 31, 2017

 

Celtic Music Radio’s Album of The Week is The Ennis Sisters – ‘Stages’.The Ennis Sisters  have weathered a lifetime of phases, and a series of musical explorations together. Their latest album, Stages, is a return to their roots – singing contemporary folk songs with a traditional Irish Newfoundland twist.

 

 

 

The Ennis Sisters were born and raised on Irish Newfoundland tunes. Their father is a traditional button accordion player, and mother grew up on the southern shore of the Avalon, surrounded by music. Throughout the Ennis Sisters’ childhood, if their parents weren’t making music, it was coming through the radio – particularly the Irish Newfoundland radio shows, which aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

“There was just no escaping the Irish Newfoundland, Traditional music growing up,” says Karen. “When we first began singing for an audience, these were the songs we sang. It’s what came easiest and most natural, and still does.”

‘Stages’
01 Out From St. Leonard’s
02 Dreaming my Dreams With You
03 Red Haired Mary
04 Peter’s Dream
05 Killing the Blues
06 Take me Home
07 Rock Yourself on the Ocean
08 Summer of my Dreams
09 The Pines
10 A Lullaby
11 Sailor’s Boots

 

Discography

Upon a Winter Day  /It’s Christmas / Fortunate Ones / Lessons Learned / Be Here For A While / Can’t Be The Same / It’s Not About You / Christmas on Ennis Road

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Colin Hay – ‘Fierce Mercy’ Album Of The Week 25th March 2017

Colin Hay – ‘Fierce Mercy’ Album Of The Week 25th March 2017

Mar 27, 2017

 

 

Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Week is Colin Hay – Fierce Mercy
Colin Hay, lead singer with the 80’s band ‘Men at Work’ is Scottish born Australian musician. They disbanded in 2002 and Colin forged ahead with his own successful solo career with over a dozen releases to his name already bring his new album ‘Fierce Mercy’

 

Fierce Mercy  is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.’

The Album was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville , mixed by Vance Powell and Gordon Hammond and as Colin’s 13 solo album is being hailed as a ‘new classic

Appearing :-
Dublin – The Academy – Thursday 30 March
Belfast – The Limelight – Friday 31
Glasgow -The Old Fruitmarket – Monday 3 April
Previous releases:-

Looking for Jack (1987) /Wayfaring Sons (1990)/  Peaks & Valleys (1992)/ Topanga (1994) / Transcendental Highway (1998) /Going Somewhere (2000)  Company of Strangers (2002) / Man @ Work (2003) /Are You Lookin’ at Me? (2007) American Sunshine (2009) Gathering Mercury (2011) /Next Year People (2015) Fierce Mercy (2017)

Fierce Mercy Tracs

  1. Come Tumblin’ Down
  2. Secret Love
  3. A Thousand Million Reasons
  4. The Best In Me
  5. Frozen Fields of Snow
  6. The Last to Know
  7. I’m Going to Get You Stoned
  8. I’m Walking Here
  9. Two Friends
  10. She Was the Love of Mine
  11. I’m Inside Outside In (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  12. Blue Bay Moon (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  13. Love Don’t Mean Enough (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

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Matt McGinn  – “On The Road From Aldermaston” Album of The Week 18th March 2017

Matt McGinn  – “On The Road From Aldermaston” Album of The Week 18th March 2017

Mar 18, 2017

 

Album of the week  –  Matt McGinn “On The Road From Aldermaston” Complete Transatlantic Recordings (1966-1969)

Listen in from 2pm on Sunday 19th March, we celebrate Matt McGinn with a programme featuring exclusive interveiws and rare tracks.

 

 

 

“Although he died forty years ago, the reputation of Matt McGinn endures and even expands. Having left behind a dazzling legacy of more than five hundred songs, the life’s work of the man dubbed ‘Scotland’s Woody Guthrie  by Tom Paxton’ was commemorated in 2004 with a concert that was staged in New York on Broadway, where Pete Seeger suggested that ‘…if there’s a human race here in hundreds of years, people alive then will still be singing his songs ‘. One of the key figures of the folk revival in Scotland, McGinn was a prodigiously talented singer/songwriter who moved effortlessly between ribald humour, topical novelties, good-natured parodies, children’s verse, tender love songs and heavily politicised protest material. This 2CD anthology represents his four-year spell in the late Sixties with leading folk label Transatlantic, for whom he recorded a quartet of albums that contain many of his best-loved and most enduring songs  ‘ including ‘Coorie Doon’ and ‘Three Nights And A Sunday’, both of which would be included alongside the likes of Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and Bob Dylan in the Smithsonian’s Top One Hundred Folk Songs of the 20th Century. This 2-CD, offers Matt McGinn’s entire output for the legendary Transatlantic Records for the first time. Taken from the original master tapes, many of the tracks have never been released on CD before”.

 

Disc: 1

  1. THE RED YO YO 2. WILLIE MACNAMARA    3. OLD JOHNNY BULL    4. BIG SAMMY
  2. THE FOOTBA’ REFEREE   6. BAN THE BEATLES    7. THE HEILAN’ MAN    8. THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON    9. MANURA MANYAR    10. THE GALLOWGATE CALYPSO    11. LOTS OF LITTLE SOLDIERS
  3. UNNER ALOW THE GROUND   13. ROB ROY MCGREGOR    14. MAMBO    15. THE ROLLING HILLS OF THE BORDER    16. MOANING    17. WE’LL ALL BE ANGELS    18. ON THE ROAD FROM ALDERMASTON    19. I.O.U.     20. THE BALLAD OF JOHN MCLEAN    21. THE KING AND THE KEY
  4. THREE NIGHTS AND A SUNDAY   23. ROSY ANNA    24. I’M LOOKING FOR A JOB    25. BIG WILLIE’S BLUES    26. THE BOYS FROM LISBON

 

Disc: 2

  1. HONESTY IS OUT OF THE FASHION   2. THE PEKINESE DOG    3. THE SASH/KEVIN BARRY
  2. THE DUNDEE GHOST   5. THE BALLAD OF THE Q4    6. BIDDIE MCGRATH    7. THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL    8. ROSIN THE BOW    9. TWO FOOT TALL    10. THE SEQUEL TO THE DUNDEE WEAVER
  3. NO NAY NEVER   12. THE BIG ORANGE WHALE    13. THE PILL    14. COORIE DOON
  4. I HAVE SEEN THE HIGHLANDS   16. Iâ™LL BE COMING HOME TO GLASGOW    17. THE CLEANSING MAN    18. THE WITCHES SONG    19. POLLY HAD A POODLE    20. LITTLE TICKS OF TIME
  5. SKINNY MA LINKY LONG LEGS   22. THE MAN IN THE MOON    23. BINGO BELLA    24. JOLLY RED NOSE    25. MORNIN’ ELEANORA    26. TRA LA LA TWEET TWEET    27. OOR WEE WEAN
  6. THE DUNDEE CAT   29. ETERNITY WILL SOON BE OVER    30. LOCH LOMOND

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