Danny Kyle Showcase Opening Concert at Celtic Connections on Friday 20th January 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Showcase Opening  Concert at Celtic Connections on  Friday  20th January  5-7pm

Jan 19, 2017

Danny Kyle Showcase Opening  Concert  at Celtic Connections Friday 20 th  January  5-7 pm

The Finalists  of from last year’s Danny Kyle Open Stage broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Catch Up


Not in running order !


Bella and The Bear -Stuart Ramage & Lauren Gilmour  Contact     Facebook  Website 
Appearing  at Celtic Connections on
The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall
On 27 th January at The Broadcast
On 3 rd February along with Lewis & Leigh at St Andrews In The Square 
Bella and the Bear craft fairy tales through a fusion of folk storytelling and elements of spoken word. Percussive and rhythmic guitar, intricate harmonies and compelling lyrics combine to create a captivating sound that can hold an audience silent. In their first year together, the band have won Best Newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, have been named Best New Act by Calmac Culture, played across the country, released two EPs and produced their own short film. Their live show is continuing to develop and span across different art forms as they bring their music to life through animation and visual art.


QuickAlex Haynes – Guitar / Emma Barr – Mandolin / Willem McKie – Vocals
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 Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-
The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall
On 30 th January Appearing with Special Consensus at GRCH
Also The debut EP ‘This I Know’  will be launched  on the 25 th of February 2017 at Glasgow’s Old Hairdressers!
Quick are a new up and coming folk band who’s first gig together was on the Danny Kyle Open Stage 2016,  drawing inspiration from traditional blugrass music to modernised alternative folk. The folk band diversifies their music with progressive, technical and intricate concepts played through a traditional acoustic instrumentation alongside a heartbeat of honest, pure and original lyrics. Looking to 2017 with an ever growing repertoire of original music and two fantastic gigs to set their year off  and the release of their EP means that it is going to be a very busy year indeed


Ross Miller & Charlie Stewart     & Joined by Luc McNally this year ! 
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Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-     

The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall
21 st January along with Leveret at The  National Piping Centre

This exciting new pipe and fiddle duo create a dynamic blend of traditional tunes and songs. Ross and Charlie produce is based around tight tune playing, variations, interweaving harmonies and rhythmic ideas.  Ross is an established competition piper and Pipe Major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. He is studying pipes, Scots song and whistles at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and playing regularly in the newly formed ‘Foot Stompin’ Ceilidh Band’. Charlie is also a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying fiddle and double bass. Other bands he performs with include ‘Dosca’, ‘Levack Stewart Irving’ and ‘Sketch’. They have been gigging steadily throughout the year and also appeared at The Stonehaven Folk Festival back in July as well as Piping Live Not to mention semi finalists in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year award. They are joined on stage with Luc McNally of Dosca & Sketch and many more collaborations


 Charly Houston
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Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-      
The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20 th January in The Exhibition Hall
20th January at The Tron Theatre  with Pierce Turner

With a soulful voice and lyrics far beyond her years, Glaswegian Singer Songwriter Charly Houston will have you mesmerised during her live performances. Mixing a blend of traditional folk with modern lyricism, Houston has an onstage presence that screams hard work and professionalism, merging stand-up comedy with heart wrenching and sometimes comedic lyricism, she isn’t one to miss. “One of the best musicians I’ve seen perform at the Fringe this year” – English Lady, Edinburgh Fringe 2015.Over the past 8 years, Charly has worked tirelessly to build up a reputation within the Glasgow music scene, performing in King Tuts  and has supported artists  such as Astronautalis, Mick Hargan, Sinderins (AMWWF), Ren Harvieu, The Diagrams, Hannah Trigwell, Ben Montague and Leddra Chapman. With the launch of her EP Canada on the  14 th January in The Glad Cafe it looks like another buys year for Charly


Bella Gaffney
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Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-     
The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall
27 th January at The National Piping Centre with the Ennis Sisters 

Bella Gaffney is a young singer songwriter based in Bradford who first started playing folk music at the Topic Folk Club in Bradford. She has gone on to write her own songs as well as arrangements of traditional tracks and is giging around the smaller festival in England and support slots for established artists. Gigging around Scottish Festival in 2016, she returned to Glasgow in March to play at the CalMac Culture Music final where she was awarded gigs at two festivals – ButeFest and Hebridean Celtic Festival. Bella also plays in an up and coming young folk band called Bric-a-Brac! Her CD of mainly self penned songs, ‘The Clock Didn’t Stop’ has been received with critical acclaim and she is currently recording a new CD for release soon! She has a host of dates already for 2017


Northern Company :- New line up this year Sam Mabbett – melodeon / Charlotte Kennedy – fiddle/ James Taylor – Guitar / Michael Biggins – piano / Jacob Bradley /Scott Martin / Eryn Rae /Niamh Boadle
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Not appearing at The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall due to being at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-
3 rd February at The National Piping Centre with The Pipes, The Pipes ! 

Northern Company are a young and fresh six piece folk ensemble from the north of England- The line-up includes students of traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Newcastle University Folk degree. They play traditional and contemporary folk music from the British isles and beyond. They all met the Folkworks youth summer school and last year, finally made the decision to begin playing as a band! They arrange tunes into exciting sets that show off  different styles and allow room for individual personalities to be heard. and have been gigging around the festivals


We wish them all a fantastic festival and look forward to catching up with them.
While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments 

Any queries  or enquiries please  contact Liz Clark direct on dkos.info@yahoo.com


Travels With My Auntie Liz Play List for 3rd Jan 2016

Travels With My Auntie Liz Play List 3rd Jan 2017
On Tues 8-10 pm Wed 2-4am and 1-3pm
And On Catch Up
1. Congratulations – The Traveling Wilburys
2. Breabach – The Ramparts – CD Astair
Appearing at Celtic Connections 3rd Feb at City Halls
3. Robyn Stapleton – Slaves Lament -New CD Songs of Robert Burns Release 20/1
Appearing at Celtic Connections 25th Jan St Andrews In The Square
4. Jock Duncan – Bogies Bonnie Bell
5. Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas – Back In Love Again
Jerry Douglas \ Appearing at Celtic Connections – 31st Jan City Halls Recital Room
6. Allan Taylor – Los Companeros – CD Hotels & Dreamers
7. Ewan McLennan – Jute Mill Song
Appearing at Celtic Connections 3rd Feb – The Mackintosh Church
8. Beoga – Jump The Broom – CD Before We Change Our Minds
Appearing at Celtic Connections – 3rd Feb at City Halls
9. Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick- Mrs Barbours Army
10. Shooglenifty Scotland – Glenfinnan Dawn
Shooglenifty & Special Guests ‘A Night For Angus 21st Jan GRCH
11. Basco – 80’ Watz
Appearing at Celtic Connections 26th Jan GRCH with Talisk
12. Tim Edey – Hector The Hero – AOW – New CD How Do You Know
13. Tim Eady – The Elevator Blues
14. Sheesham and Lotus – Mississippi River Blues
15. Koko Taylor– Bad Rooser – CD Old School
16. Four Men and a Dog– Turn Me Loose
Appearing at Celtic Connections 27th Jan GRCH
17. Cherish the Ladies – Lord Inchiquin / Sweeney’s Dream / Johnny Henry’s / Thady Casey’s Fancy
Appearing at Celtic Connections 26th Jan in GRCH
18. Finbar Fury – Eddies Fancy – CD Traditional Irish Pipe Music
19. Judy Small – Mothers Daughter’s Wife’s
20. Town Van Zandt – Snow Don’t Fall
21. Eric Bogle – If Wishes Were Fishes
22. Derroll Adams – Blue Ridge Mountains
23. Hamish Imlach –D Day Dodgers
Thanks for listening folks! Auntie Liz – Liz Clark

Festival Fling 2-4pm Sat 31st with Skipinnish from Killin FF 2016

Festival Fling 2-4pm Sat 31st with Skipinnish from Killin FF 2016

Dec 31, 2016

Festival Fling on the final Saturday of the year brings you Skipinnish from the Killin Music Festival of 2016
So if you were unable to get into their live gig last night in Killin listen to them from back in the summer and the first year of the new Killin Music Festival 




The comeback to the Festival Circuit of the renowned Killin Music Festival  in 2016 was welcomed by one and all.  (16-18  th June 2017  )A fantastic weekend of music for their first year back was full on.
Once of the bands who kicked up a storm was Skipinnish – with a debut new line up including for the first time Norrie MacIver and  back the wonderful fiddler the renowned Archie McAllister gives us two fantastic sets – just the right note for an early Hogmanay Party on Celtic Music Radio!
Angus MacPhail and Andrew Stevenson met while studying at what is now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and originally formed the band with a mission to champion classic Scottish Highland West Coast music.
They built a solid reputation as a musical powerhouse over several years with their exhilarating live performances that set audience’s feet stomping in venue after venue.
With well-received  release of their stunning 2014 CD Western Ocean to add to  their previous releases and new music in the pipeline they are a group not  to be missed!
The line up consists of Angus MacPhail on accordion, Andrew Stevenson on bagpipes / whistles, Norrie MacIver on lead vocals, Jonathan Gillespie on Keyboard, Alasdair Murray on pipes and drums and drummer Rory Grindlay.

Have a fantastic Hogmanay! Don’t forget to join Gordon and I on our Hogmanay show 10 pm till 1 am in 2017!

See you at the place !

Happy New Year!
Auntie Liz

Live Hogmanay Party 10pm – 1am With Uncle Gordon & Auntie Liz

Live Hogmanay Party 10pm – 1am With Uncle Gordon & Auntie Liz

Dec 29, 2016


Come and Join Uncle Gordon and Auntie Liz (and if lucky a wee appearance with Granny!) live on Celtic Music Radio on 95FM and DAB in the Fair City of Glasgow and on www.celticmusicradio.net  . The ‘alternative’ way to bring in the New Year! It’s your programme! with your messages to family and friends.  For the music you want to hear! And a bit of  ‘the banter’ to welcome in 2017!


With a ‘whean’ of well-kent music and song to cheer in the bells as well as requests – See you at the place! 10pm till 1am 

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Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 27th Dec 2017 Playlist

Travels With My Auntie Liz Play List 27th Dec 2016
8-10pm and on Wed 2-4am and 1-3 pm
And on Catch Up
1. Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente– Half Of What You See New EP Half of What You See
2. Josie & Pablo – Rise
Available on Skye Records 
3. DopeSickFly –Barriers
Appearing – GLOW MUSIC Presents – The Classic Grand 29 th Dec
4. Bella and Bear – Still Cold
Celtic Connections DKOS Showcase 20th Jan 27 th The Broadcast 3rd Feb St Andrews In The Square
5. Charly Houston – Canada
Celtic Connections DKOS Showcase 20th Jan & The Tron Theatre
6. Eddie and Luc – EddieSeaman & Luc McNally – Here’s The Tender Coming – Tirade new CD
7. The Bevvy Sisters – Rock My Soul
8. Blue Rose Code – My Heart The Sun
9. Sarah Jarosz– House of Mercy
10. Gnoss & Josie Duncan – She Loves Me
12. Basco – Walking Tune/ Old Man Basco
13. Jacob Dinesen Band – Tell You – CD Count The Ways
14. Caoimhin Vallely – Last Night Being Windy – new CD
15. Tim Edey– The Box & Fiddle Party – New CD How Do You Know
16. Martha L. Healy – Waling After Midnight – New EP To Be Free
17. Beoga – Wexford Town – Cd Before We Change Our Minds
18. Barátok – Slow Mo
19. Hans Theessink & Terry Evans – Mississippi
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Festival Fling Sat 17th December – Paul McKenna Band concert & John Renbourn concert

Festival Fling Sat 17th December – Paul McKenna Band concert & John Renbourn concert

Dec 17, 2016

Festival Fling Sat 17 December brings you Paul McKenna Band  from the Moniave Folk Festival 2016 and a tribute to John Renbourn , his concert of 2014 at The Acoustic Music Centre in Edinburgh – an integral part of The Edinburgh Festival every year 




In 2015 they had a years residency in Walt Dissnae – sorry  – Walt Disney World – where they shared dressing rooms with a host of characters, yes ‘real’ characters right off the Disney page.   They are now thankfully back in the real world in Scotland and have had a busy year touring / writing and recording.  Paul has also undertaken a solo tour this year and another in the spring. (Check his Facebook Page  for up and coming dates) Paul also recently dropped into the studio to see our Gordon Hotchkiss – you can hear that interview again on   Catchup  Hour 1 Hour 2  Hour 3!
In this their 10 th anniversary year, the Band released their stunning 4 th  CD “Paths That Wind” back in April which they took on a very successful tour and were once again back at The Moniaive Folk Festival where today’s concert was recorded
 Some tour dates for the diary:- 
Paul McKenna Band Tour Dates 2017
6 May  De Lantaern – Nieuwegein
10 May Schloss Trebsen – Trebsen
13 May Nurenberg Folk Club

The Moniaive Folk Festival Next years date 6 -8 th May 2017
My thanks once again to the Committee and volunteers at the Moniaive Folk Festival for making me most welcome once again .

To John Weatherby and Kris Korn of Soundsense for recording of the festival – my grateful thanks!

The second concert today is a John Renbourn Concert recorded at The Acoustic Music Centre in Edinburgh in 2014 – John sadly passed away in 2015 and I have been much requested to play this concert again. So in memory of a musical great, gentleman and much missed man please enjoy his music.

You can listen again to these concerts on Tuesday 20th 10- midnight

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