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Category: Moira Kerr

Rod Picott – 25 January 2016

Having interviewed Rod on the afternoon of the concert at the Celtic Music Radio studio, I got a first hand glimpse of his songwriting ability, which mainly paints a picture of his life, but when I saw his performance on stage, he was, of course much more animated and amusing. His songs are generally down beat and have a …

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Kimmie Rhodes 25 January 2016

I have often played Kimmie Rhodes on my Saturday morning programme, but I have never seen her performing live and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. She opened with “Everywhere I Go” which I thought was a good choice – one of her own songs, medium tempo and of course, here she was, another …

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Review: Diana Jones, The Art Club, Glasgow, 28 January 2015

I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of Diana until last year, when I came across some of her tracks in the Celtic Music Radio library and now, I’m hooked! I was part of a full house on Wednesday night, where Diana was appearing and I was so impressed by her, as was everyone in …

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Review: An Evening with Jimmie Macgregor and Friends, Mackintosh Church, Glasgow – Saturday 24 January

When Jimmy opened the concert alone on stage with a lively song, the first line was “I was born long ago”, which got a laugh from the audience, who were with him from the moment he stepped on the stage. He then introduced his talented array of guests. Rab Noakes, Annie Grace, Stephen Quigg, Corrine …

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Review: Hootenanny wi’ Joyce & Annie, The Glasgow Art Club, 17 January

Last Saturday night (17 January), I was privy to a great night’s entertainment, courtesy of Annie Grace and Joyce Falconer, ably assisted by multi instrumentalist Alister McRae on guitar, piano and uke at The Glasgow Art Club in Bath Street, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2015.  Annie showed her many talents as well as some …

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Rab Noakes guests on Moira Kerr, Saturday 10.00am

On this Saturday’s Sounds Celtic with Moira Kerr, her special guest will be Rab Noakes who is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond. Last year, 2013, was a busy year for Rab. In January 2013 the centerpiece of Rab’s activity was the Celtic Connections concert ‘All will be …

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Review: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Concert Hall, Friday 24 January 2014

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s appearance at an almost full main auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday 24 January did not disappoint her many fans and indeed, she got a standing ovation. Mary simply sang all the tracks from her new album “Songs From The Movies” with the 50 or so strong Scottish Symphony …

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Singer Tom Fairnie with Moira Kerr

On Moria Kerr’s Sounds Celtic programme on Saturday 14 December will be Edinburgh singer-songwriter Tom Fairnie. Tom says: “My style cuts across folk, country and blues but I simply try to write the best songs that I can.” Tom has a rich background of performance and recorded collaborations with other poets and musicians. Tom chats …

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Martha Wainwright at the Concert Hall on Tuesday 29 January 2013

I had never seen Martha Wainwright perform before and when she started her first song, I must say I found her strange leg movements a bit distracting, however, I soon realised that it was intrinsic to her energetic performance and I was soon so spellbound by her lyrics and guitar playing, that I hardly noticed. …

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Ralph McTell talks to Moira Kerr on Saturday morning

Celtic Music Radio’s Moira Kerr caught-up with legend Ralph McTell last week when he played  The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm in the Scottish Borders. One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell is now celebrating more than 40 years on the road.  Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With …

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