Michael English Competition

Michael English Competition

Sep 22, 2015

The good folks at Sounds Irish are on the competition trail again!
This time we’re giving away tickets for Michael English’s forthcoming tour of Scotland.

We have a pair of tickets to give away for the following gigs:

Wednesday October 14th – The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Thursday October 15th – Falkirk Town Hall, Falkirk
Saturday October 17th – The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

To be in the draw for a pair of tickets all you have to do is answer the following question:

Michael English had a 2014 hit with Friday at the…

A: Dance
B: Dentist
C: Bingo

Send your answers by email, with the subject Michael English and your answer to: competition@celticmusicradio.net
Don’t forget to include your name, a contact telephone number and which concert you would like to attend.
The draw will take place on Sounds Irish – Monday 5th October between 10pm and midnight.

Good Luck

Michael English Scottish Tour

7th Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival 25 – 27 September 2015

7th Moniaive Michaelmas  Bluegrass Festival 25 – 27  September 2015

Sep 18, 2015

Moniaive Michaelmas  Bluegrass Festival 25 – 27  September 2015
Now in it’s seventh year The Moniaive Bluegrass Festival has gathered a reputation for being one of the highlights on the Bluegrass Festival calendar in Scotland.  Bringing together local, national and international artists for a weekend of music and fun in this picturesque village which has become a mecca for musicians  all year round from local artists to the Folk Festival and weekend events.


Artists Appearing:-
Bluedust (Italy)
The Daddy Naggins (Glasgow)
The Dude Coopers (East Anglia)
The Okefenokee Reunion (Edinburgh)
Red Herring (Netherlands)
The Corn Potato String Band (USA)
North Atlantic Project (Scotland)
Legs Lavens Appalachian Clog Dancers  

The Daddy Naggins

The Daddy Naggins


Cornpotatio String Band

Cornpotatio String Band









Events will be held in the Moniaive Memorial Institute & Campsite will be open from Thursday 24- am  Monday 28.
On The Saturday there Will also be an ‘Open Mix’ – combination of Open Mic and festival bands – in the Craigdarroch Arms Hotel


While correct at time of printing please check their website for any amendments or alterations or ticket availability
See you there! Liz 

Planet Waves running order: 15th September 2015

PLANET WAVES running order: 15th September 2015 – Jewish New Year, groundbreaking LPs

title – artist – album – label – origin

Queen Elizabeth Her Galliard – Timothy Walker – Classics for Guitar – Castle Communications Autograph MAC CD 916 – England

Sha Shtil – Theodore Bikel – Sings a Collection of Jewish Folk Songs – Jasmine JASCD 236 – Austrian-American

Super Étoile – Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Musique de Nuit – No Format! NOF 30 – France / Mali

Jalo – Étoile de Dakar – Sound D’Afrique – Island ISSP 4003 (LP) – Senegal

Pescadores – Los Calchakis – La Flute Indienne – Barclay 200 138 (LP) – Argentina

Sableyalo mi Agontze (The bleating lamb) – soloist: Kalinka Vatcheva – Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares – 4AD CAD 603 (LP) – Bulgaria

Sleads Street – Rose Room – The High Life – Blue Tea Records BT 003 – Scotland

B’rosh Hashanah – Cantor Gideon Zelermyer & The Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir – The Music of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Volume III: The High Holy Day Experience – Congregation Shaar Hashomayim – Jewish Quebec

Machado – Bixiga 70 – III – Glitterbeat GBCD 026 – Brazil

O Kalena Kai – Lena Machado – Tickling the strings 1929 – 1952 – Harlequin HQCD 28 – Hawaii

Alleluja – esu bomas / Hallelujah! I’m a bum – Sutaras – Ubagės karalystės monai (The Wonders of the Beggar’s Kingdom) – Kuku Records SMF 049 – Lithuania

West – Old Hannah – Iron and Wood – self released – Ireland

Echo Blues (sig tune) – Frank Wakefield – That was now… this is then! – Rosewood RA 62096 – Tennessee

listen anytime for a month at http://podcast.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?cat=Planet+Waves

Willard Grant Conspiracy – Glad Cafe 10th September 2015

Willard Grant Conspiracy – Glad Cafe 10th September 2015

Sep 14, 2015

The Willard Grant Conspiracy touched down from the States the day before this engrossing gig on Glasgow’s south side – but they hit the ground running with an 80-minute set that proved when it comes to intriguing, intense and wonderful music they are hard to beat.

A WGC show is a welcoming, heart warming experience: we know the songs, we love the improvised arrangements, we absorb main man, Robert Fisher’s consistently glorious, baritone vocals.

At times, it’s all a bit like returning to a favourite book and finding a slight twist in the narrative, and being more than delighted to be caught slightly on the hop. It is never less than engrossing.

For this event long time collaborator, David Michael Curry (he accompanied Mr Fisher on his last Scottish visit in 2013 as well) and Jonah Sacks made up the trio: their contributions shouldn’t be under-stated. David’s inspired, edgy viola and Jonah’s sturdy and tender cello undertow brought icy light and deep colour in turn and in unison to the magnificent songs that flowed from the majestic WGC catalogue, stretching way back.

From opener, Preparing For The Fall from 2009 release, “Paper Covers Stone,” this joyous ncarnation of WGC were on a majestic roll. Each song was captivating while the trio of tracks plucked from the marvellous, “Regard The End” on 2003 – Fare Thee Well, Soft Hand and Rosalee – sounded as warm and spirited as on the day we first heard them.

With two new tracks in the set and a hint that a new album would be out some time next year, we headed out into the night so pleased that WGC had left the drought of California to slake our thirst for their incomparable songs.

Mike Ritchie

grant willard

Shawfest Festival 12 – 13th September 2015

Shawfest Festival 12 – 13th September 2015

Sep 11, 2015

Hi Folks!
Please remember a wonderful new festival is taking place tomorrow Saturday 12  September from around 4pm till 11pm
Shawfest ! In memory of Fraser Shaw a brilliant young musician who sadly passed away this year – friends and fellow musicians have set up the Fraser Shaw Trust ,which has been set  up to raise funds for a book and a CD of Fraser’s work and to help to develop new talent and arrange Traditional music sessions , all profits will go towards MS Charities. and funds from the days events will go to the Trust.


So come along to St Peter’s Hall, Chancellor Street Partick ,where the Partick Folk Club is held, for some brilliant music , great crack, silent auction, raffle and ‘much more’! Only £10 /8 concession ! (If you cannot get to the gig why not donate your ticket price to the Trust!!!?)
Music will be from Talisk (a this year Danny – Danny Kyle Open Stage) and a great duo  Grainne Brady and Tina Jordan Reece .And Hannah Beaton and  Innes Watson 
Also on Sunday 13  In The Sparkle Horse  Downhill Street Partick, from 4pm there will be tunes! Hosted by Jamie Smith.

While information is correct at time of publishing please check the festival site before attending for any alternations or amendments  

Grainne Brady and Tina Jordan

Grainne Brady and Tina Jordan



Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 8th September 2015 8 – 10pm

Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 8th September 2015 8 – 10pm

Sep 8, 2015



Guest in the studio with Liz Clark on Travel’s with my Auntie Liz will be Fraser Bruce . Keeping you up to date with the new ‘Folk’ Events that will be hosted in Adleades in Glasgow from the ‘Silent Movies on the Radio’ series 


 Shows in Adelades starting this Saturday  :

JimLeeStory-155Saturday 12 September Jimmy Lee – ‘The Runaway’
The show, with Jimmy Lee delivering his songs against the background of Projected Images, is emotional yet uplifting and first of all entertaining and gives an insight into life in the Navy for a young recruit in the years following WW2 AND much More!
(Tickets £10 http://www.trad.org.uk/)

Jean Redpath  1937-2014

Jean Redpath



Friday 9 October  – The Jean Redpath Story –Exploring the life and work of Jean in music, film, photographs through the eyes of John Cairney.

Fraser & Ian BruceSaturday 10 October  – Mrs Bruces’s Boys – The Two and only Frase & Ian Bruce & frinds  back gigging together again!


Friday 6 NovemberTales of the early Glasgow Folk Scene – look out for the ‘old faces’ that were once young! And there from the start#





Saturday 7 November  ‘And the ladies came to play – Scottish Women in Folk’
Some of the singers are – Siobhan Miller. Sylvia Barnes , Amy Lord’s Liltin’ Lassies  & Shelagh McKay Jones
More dates in November and December!

Travels with my Auntie Liz 8-10pm  Tuesday 8 Sept ; Wed 2 – 4 am & 1 – 3 pm
And on Catch Up for next 30 days




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