PLEASE don’t ask me why the Christmas Day edition (!) of Folkal Point (instead of FP 168 – April 9/15) is currently booming out on Celtic Music Radio…took me by surprise, too, especially since Blues and Roots Radio is currently running a week behind because of ‘delivery’ issues..
Makes me wonder whether I ought to commit to FP 169…if I do, will you ever hear it?

FOLKAL POINT – 168 – April 9

FOLKAL POINT – 168 – April 9/2015
(Except as noted, artistes are American)

SPEED OF LIFE – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
ONE WORLD – Markus K (Nederland/Albion)
YES PLEASE – Susie Fitzgerald
I WILL TRY – Marty Joe Rogan (Scotia)
IT IS – Kaity Rae (Albion)
REVOLVE – Bonefish (Sverige)
GONNA BREAK – Sarah Gayle Meech
I DON’T NEED A THING – Bob Cheevers
I’M ON THE MOON, YOU’RE ON THE SUN – Aaron Newman and the OK Caravan
TIME OF MY LIFE – Sasha McVeigh (Albion)
THE SONG ALWAYS STAYS – Dan Walsh (Albion), playing the Byre Theatre, St Andrews on April 15 and St Boswells Live! (April 18)
IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD – Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
BRIGHT MORNING STAR – Cara Dillon (Ulster)
RUE SANXAY – instrumental – Richie Lawrence
ALL THAT I CAN DO – Grant Langston
DESERT ISLAND DISCS – Sally Ironmonger (Albion)
RIPPLE – Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
ME AND YOU – No Grass Limit, featuring Sandi Miller (vocals)
BAGPIPERS – instrumental – Leveret (Albion)
TEXAS LOVE SONG – Slaid Cleaves with Teri Hendrix
ANSWER HIM – Jessica Stiles
WHY RUN WHEN YOU CAN HIDE? – Astrid Young (Canada)
DON’T GO AWAY – Elliott Murphy
THE BRISK YOUNG LAD – Malinky (Scotia)
IN BETWEENLAND – Rich McMahon (Albion/Ulster)
THE CHILDREN’S SONG – instrumental – Joe Sample

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Ceòl ‘s Craic Monday 13 April 6pm

Ceòl ‘s Craic Monday 13 April 6pm

Apr 8, 2015

Bidh Ceòl ’s Craic a’ cumail seisean ciùil le Alasdair Roberts Diluain 13 Giblean eadar 6 is 7f air Celtic Music Radio. Ann an 2012 chlàr Alasdair agus an seinneadair Gàidhlig, Mairi Mhoireasdan ‘Urstan’ – proiseact ciùil a chaidh a stèidheachadh le Ceòl ’s Craic. Thàinig an clàr a-mach fo shuaicheantas ‘Drag City’ – a’ chompaniadh chlàran stèidhte ann an Chicago a tha air a’ mhòr-chuid de na clàran aig Alasdair fhoillseachadh. Tha Alasdair ainmeil air feadh an t-saoghail mar neach-ciùil a bhios a’ cur an dreach fhèin air òrain traidiseanta a bharrachd air a bhith a’ sgrìobhadh stuth tùsail ann an stoidhle a tha mac-meanmach is annasach. Bidh e ag obair tric ann an co-bhanntachd ri luchd-ciùil eile agus luchd-ealain bho diofar ghnèthan. Thigibh còmhla rinn airson uair a thìde de cheòl beò agus còmhradh Gàidhlig aig 6f Diluain. Tuilleadh fiosrachaidh airòl-is-Craic\


Ceòl ’s Craic will be hosting a live music session on Monday 13 April by guitarist and singer Alasdair Roberts. In 2012 Alasdair collaborated with Gaelic singer Mairi Morrison on ‘Urstan’, an album commissioned by Ceòl ’s Craic and released on the Chicago based Drag City label. Alasdair, an exceptionally gifted guitarist, is internationally known for his self-written material as well as his unique interpretations of traditional songs and ballads. He has collaborated widely with many different musicians throughout his career as well as working with a variety of artists from other disciplines. Join us for an hour of live music and Gaelic conversation at 6pm on Monday. More details onòl-is-Craic\





Planet Waves running order – 7th April 2015

7th April 2015 – Billie Holiday born 7th April 1915

Cana Verde Do Mar – Amália Rodrigues – Sings Portugal – Celluloid CELCD 6146 – Portugal

Nonita – Sixto Corbalán – Encantos de mi Terra (The delights of my country) – self-released – Paraguay

These Foolish Things (remind me of you) – Billie Holiday – Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia Vol 1 – Columbia Legacy / Sony Music – New York

Tafouk Tele (The sun is there) – Terakaft – Alone (Ténéré) – Outhere Records OH 028 – Mali

Çifte telli – Zülfükâr Arslan – Turkish Village Music – Nonesuch H 72050 (LP) – Turkey

Pauvre Enfant – Le Vent du Nord – Têtu – Les disques Borealis BCD 236 – Quebec

Andantino Lento from Guitar Quintet #3 in G – Jakob Lindberg & members of Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble – Quintets with Guitar I-VI – Bis Records – Italy / Spain

Barco Negro – Quinteto Amália – O Fado Em Concerto – Vidisco – Portugal

By The Mark – Sons and Brothers – Hold Fast – Sons and Brothers – Colorado

Fine and Mellow – Billie Holiday – The Sound of Jazz – Columbia/Legacy – New York

Mandy is Two – Billie Holiday – Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia Vol 10 – Columbia / Legacy – New York

Lament for the death of Niel Gow’s Second Wife – Ronald Stevenson & Anna-Wendy Stevenson – Gowd and Silver – Eclectic Records – Scots

Ronald Stevenson (6 March 1928 – 28 March 2015)

Sekunjalo – Condry Ziqubu – Sekunjalo – Mango CIDM 1110 – South Africa

37th Glenfarg Folk Feast 10 – 12 April 2015

37th Glenfarg Folk Feast 10 – 12 April 2015

Apr 7, 2015

This weekend sees the 37 Glenfarg Folk Feast

From the Farg Folk to visiting artists The Occasionals, Barluath, Steve Tilson, The Sangsters , Vin Garbutt, Mairearad and Anna, Bob Wood and from Singarounds to Song Competitions to the World Puffa Box Championship is shaping up to be another brilliant festival

Here  is the programme of events:-


Friday 10
20:30 – midnight Ceilidh with fabulous The Occasionals ,   with Freeland Barbour, Kevin Macleod, Mairi Campbell as well as some festival guests for and visiting artists
the occasionals
Saturday 11
10:30 -11:30      Workshop – Harmony Singing – Tutor Mairi Campbell
11:30 – 14:00    Singaround
2:30 – 4:30         Original Song Competition – Judge – Fiona Forbes. Theme –‘Food For Thought’
20:00 – 23:30     Concert – Barluath , Steve Tilston  , Sangsters , Farg FolkMike Dow, Stan Ginter, Hamish Grant, Roy Henderson, Doris Rougvie and Lesley and Hugh Toner.


Sunday 12

10:30 – 11:30     Workshop – Guitar tuning and accompaniment – Tutor – Bob Wood
11:30 – 14:00     Singaround
13:45 – 14:45     Childrens Show – featuring ‘It’s In the Bag’
15:00 –  16:00     30 th World Puff-A-Box Championship
18:30 –  22:00      Concert – Vin Garbutt Mairearad and Anna  Bob Wood  


Vin Garbutt

Steve Tilston

The Farg Folk








For more information and tickets visit their website Glenfarg Folk Feast 2015 


FOLKAL POINT – 167 – April 2/2015

FOLKAL POINT – 167 – April 2/2015
TIME, TIME – Amelia Curran (Canada)
ME AND MY GUITAR – Richard Page
CASTLES – Minnie Birch (Albion)
SLOW DOWN – Martin Kaplan
WHITE BIRDS – Altan featuring vocals by Mary Chapin Carpeter (Ulster/USA) with Will Barrow (piano) and Mark Kelly (guitar)
TO BE A FOOL – Robb Murphy (Ulster)
ENGLISH SUMMER DAY – Sally Ironmonger (Albion)
WE GOT TIME TOMORROW – Buford Pope (Sverige)
THE PATH HE CHOSE – Marina Florance (Albion)
THE WELCOME TABLE – Ryan Boldt (Canada)
SUMMERTIME – instrumental – Paul Brett & John Joyce (Albion)
NO PLACE LIKE TOMORROW – Merry Hell (Albion)
GET ME OVER YOU – Jesse Gregory
CARMELITA – Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham (Albion)
SEE THAT LIGHT – Ashleigh Flynn
EVERY PILGRIM NEEDS A HIGHWAY – Craig Market & Thomm Jutz (Deutschland)
RUN WITH ME – Lynn Jackson & Chris Boyne (Canada)
ONE OF THESE DAYS – Bill Hearne & friends
DON’T MAKE A FOOL OUT OF ME – Blueflint (Scotia) playing Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms (April 5), Glasgow’s Star Folk Club (April 7) and Crail Folk Club, Fife (April 9) with later dates around Scotland to be listed nearer the time.
THE MAN WHO SOLD NEW YORK – Findlay Napier (Scotia)
ROAD TRIP – Chris Heers
RIPPLE – Alice Di Micele
FALLIN’ – McPeake (Ulster)
THE CHILDREN’S SONG – instrumental – Joe Sample

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