Ciaran’s last Sunday Session – May 18 at 6.00pm

Ciaran Dorris brings down the curtain this Sunday with his last ‘Sunday Session’ after more than 330 Sessions since Celtic Music Radio launched in January 2008.

But Ciaran will not be disappearing altogether as he plans to pop-up from time-to-time with special ‘Sessions’.

There will no guest ‘castaway’ on the show on Sunday 18 May at 6.00pm, however, Stephen and Eilidh from the band Have Mercy Las Vegas will return to the Session to play some preview tracks from their new album.

The band have been working hard for nearly two years to bring their first album to their fans which should be available by the summer.

Described by Jim Gellatly as “an ideal festival band with stacks of energy” Have Mercy Las Vegas gone from strength to strength following their arrival on the Scottish music scene in 2011.

Their rowdy and eclectic mix of folk and blues, with a Celtic flair as a nod to their Scottish roots has earned them rave reviews.

Ciaran is taking a sabatical from his programme on Celtic Music Radio due to other career opportunities.

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, Sunday 18 May, 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime.  Last in the current series.


Sensational Christine Sparks on Ciaran’s Session

On the Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session this Sunday at 6.00pm will be guest ‘castaway’ singer-songwriter Christine Sparks.
Christine was born in Renfrew and grew up in the land of Burns poetry and Celtic folk music but can move effortlessly between musical genres. She is also classically trained and is a multi-instrumentalist.
She is a Celtic artist by birth and by nature. Midem 2012 will go down in music history as the year that the industry finally discovered Christine Sparks.
Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 11 May 2013, 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Hamish Roberts guests on Ciaran’s Sunday Session

Hamish Roberts guests on Ciaran’s Sunday Session

May 2, 2014

Ciaran’s guest castaway on Sunday will be Bute Guitar Festival winner Hamish Roberts,  a poetic performer on guitar, banjo and harp.

From an early age Hamish picked up the guitar and has had a love of all things strings ever since. A known performer in the Highlands, he moved to Glasgow to continue his musical studies, completing a music diploma between two successful European tours with the Medicine Show revue.

Hamish now lives in the west end of Glasgow where he performs regularly in a jazz duo with partner Lynn Stewart and various other local acts.

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, Sunday 4 May 6.00-8.00pm.

Sammy Horner guests on Ciaran’s Sunday Session

On the Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session this Easter Sunday at 6.00pm will be one time local singer-songwriter Sammy Horner who now lives in Canada.

Sammy lived for some time in Balloch, Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire until a few years ago when he then moved to Canada.  Sammy says ‘I am not your average Celt’.

Sammy has been doing a tour of Scotland this past month with gigs in North Berwick, Dunoon, Balloch, Uddingston, Lanarkshire.

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, Easter Sunday 20 April, 6.00-8.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

Kathy Stewart guest castaway on Ciaran’s Sunday Session

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session guest castaway this Sunday, 13 April, will be the singer-songwriter Kathy Stewart.

New York born, Kathy has been delighting audiences on this side of the Atlantic with her thought-provoking and exciting style of country/folk-based music for many years.

Her song writing draws on many influences of American popular culture and other spectrums, resulting in her own distinctive sound.

She has worked with John Miller and often with guitarist-songwriter Allan Bertram who produced her Celestial Shoes album. This album was an important factor in her winning the 2000 HMV British Country Music Award as Rising Star.

She has been sought after for her composing and arranging abilities and is well known for her harmony work on recordings by established artists such as Andy M. Stewart, Silly Wizard, Dick Gaughan, Davy Steele, The John Wright Band, and British Country artists, John Hinshelwood and John Miller.

‘The Frequent Flyers’ combines the talents of Kathy Stewart on vocals and guitar, Ken Kennedy on double bass, harmonica and vocals, and lead guitarist, Big Al Rae.

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 13 April, 6.00-8.00pm and Catch Up anytime.


Lorna Jane Gracie on the Ciaran Sunday Session 6.00pm

On this week’s Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session is singer-songwriter Lorna Jane Gracie who will be sent to ‘Dorris Island’. Lorna (pictured) was a winner of the songwriting contest at Glenfarg Folk Festival 2013.

Also in the studio will be Mark Donaldson, her partner in the duo 50 Shades of Blue.

The ‘Dorris Discussion’ during the programme, the topic will be beards – do you like them or loathe them?

Beards have become quite fashionable again in recent years, but, do you think they’re a fashion faux-pas! Email you comments to:

Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 23 March 6.00-8.00pm.

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