Nae Plans – “Vol ll” Album of The Week 25th Feb 2017

Nae Plans – “Vol ll” Album of The Week 25th Feb 2017

Feb 25, 2017

‘The concept was to record an album that was strictly unrehearsed (the pair barred any discussion between themselves about what tunes they would play or how they would arrange them). The material ranges from traditional songs and tunes, to contemporary numbers, to their own compositions and improv. The recordings capture the duos raw creativity and demonstrates their outstanding musical intuition. The live performances display a kind of electricity and excitement by the off-the-cuff nature and highlight every nuance. Each performance is unique and demonstrates the incredible talent of two of Scotland’s foremost musicians. As they allow themselves the freedom to experiment,  ‘Nae Plans’ becomes ‘Nae limits’.



Exceptionally talented in their own right, gigging and performing in other band and collaborations, throughout the UK and the world at large. Have both recently released their own albums Adam with “Squall”- as well as “The Errogie  Collection Vol 1 – melodies”;  Hamish with “The River” – Nominated for Best Album at the Trads 2016. When they get together the music can take you anywhere and inevitably does!

So listen to Vol ll  . You will soak up the atmosphere so much you will be in the room(s) with them while recording this album on their tour!

More Information on the album  Link 
Nae Plans – Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier

 Nae Plans Vol ll ,
1.Gordon Duncan Classic – Jock Broon’s 70 th
2. 10 Second Reverb – Auchengeich Disaster – lyrics Norman Buchan 1959
3.Stage Banter 1 – An Tobar Isle of Mull00:42
4.Country Song – I Always Get Lucky With Your
5.Stage Banter 2
6.Flute Air – Cornaig Beach – By Hamish Napier
7.Slipjigs – The Buttervly / Ho Ro Mo Bhobag An Dram
8.Fairmer’s Singalong – Alexander’s Mill – By Buff Wilson
9.Fisherman’s Singalong – The Final Trawl – By Archie Fisher
10.Serenading Minch Crossers – Crossing The Minch
11.CalMac Siren Jam – Battle of The Somme/ William Laurie
12. Rabbie’s Farewell – Auld Lang Syne

Artist on Album – Adam Sutherland / Hamish Napier /Steve Forman






Gary Innes – ‘ERA’ Album of The Week 18th Feb 2017

Gary Innes – ‘ERA’ Album of The Week 18th Feb 2017

Feb 18, 2017



Gary Innes – ‘ERA’ – Album of The Week 18 Feb 2017 – Album launched on 30 Jan 



Gary Innes   Spean Bridge’s own Gary Innes is not only shinty player extraordinaire , box player with bands such as Box Club to Mànran , guesting with Runrig, to duo with Ewan Robertson – with whom they set up their own record label ‘Purple Dougal Productions’ . Is a tutor / producer / composer  and to top it all has taken over the presenting from the  redoubtable Robbie Shepheard’s slot since Robbie retired from  ‘Take The Floor’!

ERA us Garry’s second ‘solo’ album with all self- penned tunes and songs

Artists performing on this album include Hamish Napier on Keys, Duncan Lyall on bass, Jarlath Henderson on Uilleann Pipes, Steve Byrnes on kit and fellow Mànran bandmate, Ewen Henderson on fiddle and Ali Hutton . ERA includes three self-penned songs which all carry very different stories, sung by Robert Robertson, Alec Dalglish and Siobhan Miller. Produced by Garry Innes and Ali Hutton.


  1.  Yarra Wine Valley
    2. The Road to Lochaber
    3. The Caman Man
    4. Crazy Street
    5. May Life Always Be Peachy
    6. The Highland Obama
    7. Zara
    8. Loch Arkaig
    9. Grace and Pride
    10. Our Heroes

For Lyrics and Sheet Music:-  Link

Other CD’s with this artists :-
‘Hows The Craic?’ 2005
‘The Caman Man’ – Single
‘Shouts’ with Ewan Robertson
Mànran – ‘An Da La – The Two Days
Mànran – ‘The Test’
‘Box Club’


Mànran – ‘An Dà Là – The Two Days’ Album of The Week 4th Jan 2017

Mànran – ‘An Dà Là – The Two Days’  Album of The Week 4th Jan 2017

Feb 10, 2017


Mànran – ‘An Dà Là – The Two Days’  Album of The Week 4   Jan 2017 Released on 20 Jan 2017







Band Members,

Gary Innes  / Ewan Henderson/ Ross Saunders / Ryan Murphy / Mark Scobbie /Craig Irving

‘2016 was arguably the band’s busiest on record with full tours of Denmark, Australia and England in the early part of the year leading into a hectic schedule of summer festivals throughout Europe. This included debut performances at Festival de Ortigueira in Galicia & Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ireland, a triumphant return to Denmark’s Tønder Festival and finishing off the year in style at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party. Despite all this time on the road, Mànran have now released their eagerly-anticipated third album, launched at a sold-out headline show in Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland Ballroom as part of Celtic Connections 2017’.
An Dà Là Gaelic expression for ‘great change and change’ Ranging from an old Gaelic song on the changes brought by the Highland Clearances to a call for today to have ‘compassion and humanity’ a direct call to the President in his mothers native tongue . Incorporating the changes not only over the centuries but to the bands new line up.

‘An Dà Là – The Two Days’ Tracs:-
1. Fiasco
2. Trod
3. Inspector
4. Pandora
5. Parallels
6. Autobahn
7. Fios
8. Alpha
9. Alone
10. An Dà Là
11. Strong
12. Hour

Other CD’s Mànran Debut Album 2011 / The Test 2013 /

Upcoming gigs:- 
March 3 Crafordjohn – Village Hall  / 4 Aird, Nevis Centre /
Germany  March 8 Illingen / 9 Leverkusen  – Scala / 10 Falkensee – Stadthalle / 11 Torgay – Kulturhaus / 12 Arnstadt – Theatre am / 12 Eisleben – Kulturwerk / 15 Cuxhaven – Hapaghalle / 16 Bargteheide – Kleines Theater / 17 Wilhelmshaven- Pumpwerk / 18 Potsdam – Lindenpark / Herdecke – Werner  / 21 Augsburg – Parktheater / 22 Reutl ingen – Kulturzentrum / 23 Ludwigsburb – Scala / 24 Hohenemus – Löwensaal/  25 Garching – Bugherhaus / 26 Traunreut – K1 /

Danny Kyle Catch-Up

Danny Kyle Catch-Up

Jan 27, 2017

Missed the Danny Kyle Open Stage?

You can catch up with all the acts here!

Tim Edey ‘How Do You Know’ Album of the Week 31 st Dec 2016 on Celtic Music Radio

Tim Edey  ‘How Do You Know’ Album of the Week 31 st Dec 2016 on Celtic Music Radio

Dec 31, 2016



Tim Edey  ‘How Do You Know’ Album of the Week 31 st Dec 2016 on Celtic Music Radio

Tim Edey was voted BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) and “Best duo” with Brendan Power. Not to mention a winner of the much coveted Danny Kyle Open Stage with the group Cushtie in 2005 at Celtic Connections.  Tim is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Natalie MacMaster, Altan, Stockton’s Wing, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Dougie Maclean, The Barra MacNeills, JP Cormier, Shaun Davey, Session A9, Wolfstone, Lunasa, Vinnie Kilduff, Mary Black, Session A9, Julie Fowlis, Frankie Gavin to name but a few…
I started on the old upright piano and then, when I was six, Dad came back with a piano accordion so I didn’t actually play the button box until I was about 14.

“I had been playing a bit of whistle but where I lived in Kent there was no Irish music or branch of Comhaltas so I just learned from music in the house. There was always music playing in the house — The Chieftains, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel… folk if you like.”

“Tim, now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!”


Musicians on Album
Tim Edey – Vocals-Guitars -Melodeon- Piano – Bass/ Charlie McKerron – Fiddle/ Owen Nicholson – Pedal Steel & Electric Guitar / Gordy Duncan Jnr – Drums & percussion/ David Griffiths – Piano / Gordon Gunn – Fiddle /Steve Cooney – Fretless Bass/ Triona Marshall – Harp / Lizabett Russo – Vocals/ Dermot Byrne – Button Accordion
Engineer & Producer Robin Wynn Evans

How Do You Know Tracks 

  1. Box n Fiddle Party
  2. The Elevator Blues
  3. Taoist Tale (How do you know?)
  4. A Night in Baile nboc
  5. Down Where The River Flows
  6. Moment in Time
  7. Hector The Hero
  8. Three Miles from Annascaul
  9. Dean Brig o’ Edinburgh
  10. You Give Me Your Love

Other releases by Tim Edey:-
Home Dropped D Guitar Series 1 – For Celtic / Folk Accompaniment
Live In Scotland – The Tpot Sessions
Sailing over The Seventh String (another CMR Album of The Week)
Wriggle and Write with Brendan Power
Music From Dingle Peninsula and Beyond
The Collective
Disgrace Notes – with Seamus Begley
Farrago – Tim Edey Band featuring Brendan Power & Lucy Randall
The Best of Tim Edey

Emily Smith -‘Songs For Christmas – Album of the Week 24th Dec 2017

Emily Smith -‘Songs For Christmas – Album of the Week 24th Dec 2017

Dec 17, 2016

Emily Smith  ‘Songs for Christmas’ -Album of the Week 17 December 2016

This is Emily ’s seventh CD –‘ Songs For Christmas’  “Emily presents a beautifully crafted album of original and traditional material drawn from her folk background. Forgotten gems such as the ancient Scots ‘Christ Has My Hairt, Ay’ (lyrics trad/music Alan Reid) and the soulful traditional American ballad ‘Heard From Heaven Today’ feature alongside contemporary covers and popular carols.  Smith’s songwriting also features with two originals ‘Winter Song’ and the single ‘Find Hope’.”


Emily Smith / Jamie McClennan / Matheu Watson / Ross Hamilton – Co produced with her husband Jamie McClennan


Songs For Christmas Tracks

  1. Find Hope
  2. Christ Has My Hairt, Ay
  3. Go Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  4. Heard From Heaven Today
  5. Little Road To Bethlehem
  6. Merry Christmas To All And Goodnight
  7. The Blessings of Mary
  8. Silent Night
  9. Winter Song
  10. Sand Will Find You
  11. The Parting Glass
  12. A Life That’s Good

Appearing in  Thornhill – Drumlanrig Castle on 18 th Dec at the end of her very successful December  tour
Jan 21 Belfast – Waterfront Hall
Jan 25 Dumfries – Easterbrook Hall
Jan 28 & 31  at Celtic Connections

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