Glenfarg Folk Feast 8 -10th April 2016

Glenfarg Folk Feast 8 -10th April 2016

Apr 5, 2016

Genfarg 38th Folk Feast – 8-10 April 2016
In Backstage at the Green, 2 The Muire, Kinross, Perthshire KY13 8AS
hile details are correct at time of printing please check with the Festival/ Festival website for any updates or alterations!
Friday 8th April  Ceilidh Dance 
From the parish of Orwell – Milnathort, Gail & Neil Paterson along with David Summers Junior and occasional guest band members make up this well established and renowned ceilidh band! The opening Ceilidh is a must for festival goers from dance calling to festival guests and artists dropping a song or two  throughout the evening make it the complete Ceilidh
Saturday Concert
Saturday 9 th  April
THE EMILY SMITH DUO – Has been cancelled due to Emily having laryngitis. – we all wish her a speedy recover
But please to say that the other half of the duo – Jamie MClennan , Emily’s husband will be performing with James Fagan!
Jamie McClennan and James Fagan, aka The James Brothers. Bringing together New Zealander and a Australian, they combine as a brilliant duo of vocalists/instrumentalists and the interplay of bouzouki. With an new full length CD “Bonzer!” released in February this year, bringing us music and song from their birth homes – ‘Antipodean and Colonial Roots music’
Husband and wife multi award winning duo from the Tarland in Doric country!, Shona and Paul are both experts in their own fields and outstanding as a duo! Paul, performer, composer of such acclaimed productions of Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbons and as a much sought after tutor tutor, is the “standard bearer” for fiddle playing in his native area . Shona’s Scot’s song/ballad singing as well as fiddle player, winning  Scots Singer of the Year award in 2009 and the  finalist at the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003 and 04. Together a stunning duo!
MAURICE DICKSON–  Sad to say that Maurice  also had to cancel due to a sever throat infection, we all send him get well messages and hope to catch him along the way
Originally from Haddington residing in Edinburgh Gill is a regular visitor to the Glenfarg Folk Club, a very accomplished singer / songwriter and stalwart of the Scottish folk scene with three solo albums to her credit and many amalgamations with other artists. Touring extensivley through the UK as well as further afield in Europe and in New Zeland Also tours with her one women show ‘Toasting the Lassies’ telling the stories of the women in Robert Burs’s life and other notable stage performances
the farg folk
No festival would be complete without them ! Stalwarts of the Glenfarg Folk Club. These lively performers get you singing! with well known choruses to joining in (even if they did not want you to do so!!!) newer songs – some from their own ‘pen’ . A wealth of talent who make you feel part of the show! The club is world renowned for being a singing audience – so come along and join in!  Well done to one and all yet again for a fantastic welcome and festival weekend.
Sunday 10 th Concert
Scotland’s finest well known son is Dougie MacLean! Singing about the area he grew up and lives in, brings Perthshire glorouries to the listener,  told in the manner of the tradition bearer, with the skill of a painter who brings the story alive.   Dougie is also a great story teller – or should that be he has plenty of good stories to tell!, making each performance memorable
The Crazy Gang are in town tonight! Roberto Cassani, Owen Nicholson and Dave Clelland, three very nearly middleaged goons, will display a dazzling array of male-pattern baldness, sartorial disgrace and hot musicianship for your entertainment. And we expect a huge dose of banter into the bargain. There will be banter with swing, swing with songs, songs with a smile and smiles on your faces! An act you will remember for some time, hopefully for the right reasons! Sit back and get your laughing muscles ready for this one.

A first-time visit to the Feast for this talented husband and wife duo  During 17 years of part-time touring, Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) and Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar, banjo) built a reputation for fine songs, stunning harmonies and spontaneous, (occasionally outrageous!) off-the-wall humour, they have six albums out! Kip who was raised in Holland, Germany, England, Scotland….also lived in France for a while – considers herself ‘fiercely’ Scottish and Dave Wilson originaly from Linconshire is now recognised as one of the UK’s best contemporary, acoustic songwriters. A great wordsmith, his songs are sometimes challenging, often lyrical, but always poetic and have been widely covered  by Vin Garbutt, and Anthony John Clark amongst many others.
A real coup for the Feast! The Singing Kettle’s creator and former star, Artie Trezise is back in town with his exciting new production, Tartan Tales, featuring traditional songs and stories with a Scottish accent. The show will include action packed, enthralling and interactive songs such as Three Little Pigs and The Train To Glasgow, all delivered in a unique, charming and engaging style. There will be lots of joining-in and singing for all the audience, children and adults alike. A must show for the weekend! 

Write your own original, entertaining and funny song. The theme this year is “The Times They Are A Changing” in recognition of our move to Kinross. The judge will be Tich Frier, International Songster and Humourist.
“Blow the inner tray of an empty matchbox the furthest.” Have you got the Puff for this fun event? Can you beat the world records of 5.86m (Men) and 5.50m (Ladies)? Gone are the chandeliers that hampered high altitude puffers so there are no excuses this year, but who knows what hazzards may be lurking in our new venue!
On Saturday Sandy Stanage is the tutor for a Guitar workshop has stepped in due to Maurice Dickson indispositions The Green Isle Room. 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. He is truly brilliant in his field as a guitarist, tutor, and workshop performer and his two CDs from 2000 and 2004 ( Crossing the Line and The De’il and Other Cronies) both received huge critical acclaim. Sandy has performed on a number of occasions at the Club and also solo at the Feast.
The hosted Singarounds are always popular and busy. They take place on Saturday and Sunday 11.30am to 2.00pm. There will also be plenty of opportunity for sessions around the hotel and surrounding area.
While details are correct at time of printing please check with the Festival/ Festival website for any updates or alterations!
See you at the festival! Liz 

Festival Fling 6 -8 pm Sat 2nd April 2016 – Cal Mac Culture Music Competition Concert (31st March 16)

Festival Fling 6 -8 pm Sat 2nd April 2016 – Cal Mac Culture Music Competition Concert (31st March 16)

Apr 2, 2016

Cal Mac Culture Music Competition

Finalists concert recorded on  Thursday 31 st  March 2016
Hosted by the stunning Donnie Maroot with the fantastically worst jokes in history !





Running Order :-
Alex Maxwell
Whitehill Grove
Kat Healy
James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band
The Begbies
Angus Smith & North 56
Tom Vevers
Dumb Instrument
Bella Gaffney

Bella Gaffney– Bradford
Bella was on of the six finalists at this year’s Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections and was picked by Cal Mac for tonight’s finalist’s concert.
Folk and acoustic singer Bella Gaffney is from Bradford. She writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional songs. She performs at many music venues and folk clubs not only in West Yorkshire, but also in Nottingham where she is currently studying.
Her best known song ‘Centenary Square’ was used by Bradford Council for ‘Positive Bradford Day’, while ‘Too Old’ was featured on BBC Radio Leeds’ ‘Best of Bradford’ program. Both of these come from her first CD ‘Homegrown’.
In the last couple of years she has played at Filey Folk Festival, Dent Music Festival, Holmfirth Festival of Folk, Luddenden Festival, Saltaire Festival, Howarth Music and Arts Festival, Raise Your Banners in Bradford, Norman Rae Gala, and Shipley Music Festival.
She has appeared and sung several times on both BBC Radio Leeds, and Bradford Community Radio, and in the last few months has supported well known Irish folk band Altan at SaltaireLive, Roger Davies at Nottingham Playhouse, and performed as the main act at The Topic Folk Club. For upcoming bookings see her website.
Her new CD of mainly self penned songs, ‘The Day The Clock Didn’t Stop’, is recorded and has just been released (May 2013).

Alex Maxwell – Edinburgh
Alex started playing on a consistent basis across the city at the start of 2015 and has already plugged spots at Wickerman Festival and opened Electric Fields festival.
In 2015, Alex was invited to perform at ‘Folksville’, ‘Sofar Sounds Edinburgh’ and ‘The Listening Rooms’ as well as performing feature sessions with Edinburgh Unplugged and Catalyst Sessions.
He is recording his 4 track debut EP ‘The Want Comes in Waves’.
The EP will be released early 2016
The music ranges from upbeat finger picking folk ditties to full on indie-folk-rock-pop songs with hooky vocal lines for singalongs…

Whitehill Grove – Edinburgh – 2014
Callum Fergusson /Danny Gillies / Seth Allen / Ethan Deane
Young indie rock band from Edinburgh making great tunes since 2014. Named after two streets in their  home town. ‘Runaway’ EP out now on Soundcloud and Spotify.Whitehill Grove have perfected their anthem rock songs with really high quality recordings. Solemn lyrics draw listeners in before the induction of memorable grunge rock choruses. ‘Electric Honey Music’.

Kat Healy -Edinburgh / London
A singer songwriter from Edinburgh, described as a combination of well-crafted songs, beautiful voice and delightful stage presence, with a striking ability to take an audience on a heartfelt journey with her music…  “equal parts soulful, sweet and soothing…Kat mostly evokes thoughts of a raw Joni Mitchell or Bon Iver (Stu Lewis, The Tidal Wave of Indifference)
Albums:- ‘Be Still Gentle Kind’ (2012),
EP ‘When You Are Gone’ (2014),
Single/video ‘Be Still Gentle and Kind’ (2015),

James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band – Glasgow
James Edwyn /Emma Joyce /Scott Keenan /Ronnie Gilmour /Ross McLaughlin /Neil McDonald

Introducing to the fold, hailing from Glasgow’s deepest and darkest west end streets, James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band. Singer-songwriter and guitarist James Edwyn has styled his latest work in the bracket of Americana, folk-rock, alternative country. Debut album “The Tower”

The Begbies – Livingstone
The Kings of “Skindie” – Ska/Indie
The Begbies are a 7 piece Ska inspired Indie band from West Lothian. After a show in the world famous Barrowlands, last year, the famous venue labelled them “The Kings Of Skindie” for their unique take on Ska music.
2015 seen changes within The Begbies with the band adding a new singer, new drummer, new bassist and a Brass section. The new additions have intensified the bands Ska sound and help add a new dimension to the band.

Angus Smith & North 56 – Oban
Angus Smith of North 56, a new band from Oban, Scotland. Angus is an award winning singer / songwriter and Mod Gold Medalist. The band write in Scottish Gaelic and English and their debut album ‘Tha Mi Seo’…( I Am Here ) which was launched the band in 2015. They produce a lively and unique folk / rock / indie sound.

Tom Vevers – North Berwick/Glasgow
Tom Vevers – a singer songwriter from North Berwick, Scotland, has been gaining considerable recognition within the Scottish music scene. Having been playing for 8 years now, Tom has played at various renowned venues throughout Scotland and has had his music played on various radio stations as well as performing his music live on TV.
In the past few years, Tom has been playing constantly, developing his sound for larger venues as well as recording his first TV performance for Rapal TV on BBC Alba along with bands such as Washinton Irving, Vukovi and Mercury Music prize winners Young Fathers, which was broadcast in August 2013. He has also appeared on the Riverside Show on STV Glasgow in November 2014. Tom supported Rachel Sermanni in August 2014 at Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick at a sold out show, and was also chosen to play to 250 people on the Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections 2015. Tom also performed at Eden Festival in July too. Just recorded a new single!

Dumb Instrument – Glasgow / Ayrshire
Murray /Mikey Grant/ Kieron Campbell /Vanessa Smith /Thomas Marsden /Iain Duncan/ Ross Macrae/ Kiki Chaos
Dumb Instruments  began with the lyrics of Tom Murray, the Jazz/Ragtime influenced piano accompaniment of Mikey Grant and the solid bass of Kieron Campbell. The amalgamation is impossible to pigeonhole into one particular genre although “Jakey Rock” would be a decent attempt.Its “all about the lyrics” – with Dumb Instrument and these are enriched with simple yet poignant accompaniment from piano and bass. The songs are tinged with melancholy and have been described as mini comic tragedies.  The band have signed a 6 year record deal with Hackpen Records of Andover, Hampshire.


The Festivals who attended and booked the above artists were:-
Hebridean Celtic Festival  13-16 July – Bella Gaffney
Tiree Music Festival  15-17 July  – James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band
Best of the West Music Festival 10-11 Sept  – James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band
Mull of Kintyre Festival   17-21 Aug – Dumb Instruments
Bluebell Festival 22-24 May – TBC
ButeFest   29-31 July – Kat Healy / Tom Vevers/ The Begbies / Bella Gaffney
Oban Live 13-14 May  – James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band
Iona Music Festival  1-2July  – Dumb Instruments
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival  4-6 Aug  –Tom  Vevers / The Begbies


My grateful thanks to all the Cal Mac Team – Peter Griffiths / Susan /Anne / Graeme / Laura/ Andrew/Julia / Caroline / David/ KerriAnne and Amanda for putting this fantastic show on, for their warmth and hospitality.

My thanks also to King Tut’s staff and to Colin on sound for making this recording possible!

Catch you at the festivals !!!  Liz Clark

On from 6-8pm Sat 2 April and on Tuesday 5 10- midnight and on Catch Up!



Planet Waves running order – 29th March 2016

PLANET WAVES running order: 29th March 2016 – harps

title – artist – album – label – origin

Tarantella – Adriano Sangineto – Arpa Creativa – Adriano Sangineto – Italy

Rock and Roll Waltz – Kay Starr – The Magic of Kay Starr – Capitol – Oklahoma

#1 – 30 March 1956

Rambala (The Wanderer) – Justin Vali Trio – The Truth (Ny Marina) – RealWorld CDRW 51 – Madagascar

Nianju Wardè – KImsy Bocoum, Afel Bocoum, Hama Sankare – Every Song Has Its End: Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali – Glitterbeat GBCD 029 – Mali

Hen Benillion – Gwenan Gibbard – Sidan Glas – Sain SCD 2581 – Wales

Bella Caio – Corou de Berra – Maschi, Femmine & Cantanti – Forrest Hills Records FHME 37 – Provence

Guenene Tini – Cheikha Tetma – Hot Women: Women Singers from the Torrid Regions of the World – Kein & Aber Records – Algeria

Araabo – unidentified Flute (sereendu) and struck calabash (tummbude) players – Niger / Northern Benin: Music of the Fulani – Unesco UNES 08006 – Niger

Obinrin Le – Fela Ransome-Kuti & his Koola Lobitos – Fela Ransome-Kuti & his Koola Lobitos – Knitting Factory KFR 1134-2 – Nigeria

Çeng için Nisabur Pesrev – Sirin Pancaroglu – Çengnagme – Lila Müzik – Turkey

Sexual Healing – Jimmy Riley – 12″ single – Island (Taxi) IPR 2057 – Jamaica

Martin James Norman Riley 22 May 1954 – 23 March 2016

Bride’s March – Catriona McKay & Chris Stout – Laebrack – Greentrax – Shetland

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


Edinburgh International Harp Festival 1-6 April 2016


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Music To Your Ears – Irish Country Weekend

Music To Your Ears – Irish Country Weekend

Mar 26, 2016


Celtic Music Radio in assocciation with Paul Claffey Tours presents live coverage of the Irish Country ‘Music to Your Ears’ weekend.

Celtic Music Radio will be there and broadcasting the entire weekend live!

Friday night will be a special edition of Thank folk it’s Friday presented by Ross Macfadyen. For this Friday only the show will be renamed as ‘Thank Folk it’s Country’! The show will be starting at 6pm with the venue performance starting at approx 8.30pm.

Saturday night a Sounds Irish special with David Marks will introduce the line up from 6.00pm with the venue performances Starting at 8.30pm.

On Sunday afternoon the presenter of Celtic Music Radio’s top country show Stewart Fenwick will introduce Johnny Brady. Stewart will be on air at 12 midday and Johnny Brady should be on stage at around 2.30pm.

On Sunday evening Celtic Music Radio’s own queen of Irish country Mary Kathleen Burke will be standing by in the studio to host the after-show party when Johnny finishes and will be broadcasting until 8pm, rounding off our festival of Irish Country Music.

It promises to be a great line up including Mike Denver, Michael English, Declan Nerney, Patrick Feeney, Johnny Brady, Caitlin Murtagh and Stuart Moyles.

It’s going to be a fantastic event so tune in this weekend for great music and mighty craic!


Travels With My Auntie Liz Tuesday 22nd March 2016 and on Catch Up

Play List – Travels With My Auntie Liz Tues 22nd March 8-10pm 
Listen again :- First Hour Second Hour :
1. Derroll Adams –Portland Town – New CD Live in Haarlem 1977
2. The Corries​– Lucille – CD The Comedy Collection
3. RURA​– Between the Pines – NEW CD Despite the Dark
4. Hamish Imlach – Codliver Oil – CD Transatlantic Anthology
5. Bob Wood No Frontiers – CD After The Swithering
6. Ian MacKintosh – Roses From The Wrong Man (by Christine Lavin)
7. Hans Theessink​ – Mississippi – CD Delta Time with Terry Evans
Appearing at the Tønder Festival  August 25th – 28th – 2016
8. James Keelaghan– Cold Missouri Waters – NEW CD History – First 25 years
9. John McCusker– Goodnight Ginger – Title track of CD
Appearing via The Fallen Angels Club​ – 15th April – St Andrew’s in the Square
Also his 25th Anniversary tour in April & May 
10. The Laggan – Jarma Valley – CD Vintage Lagan/ Arthur Johnstone​
11. Treacherous Orchestra​– Sea of Clouds – Origins CD
On tour in UK From 14th April 
12. Ross Ainslie​ – Fly High – CD Remembering
Also on tour with The Treacherous Orchestra
13. Gibb Todd – Lonely Belnahura- CD Connected
14. Ian Bruce& Victor Besch – Help Me Find My Way Home – New CD Above Wild Water
On tour and with Bruce & Walker at LIVE at the Star – Glasgow’s premier acoustic venue​ 19th April – Admiral Bar
15. Kris Drever – The Call And The Answer – CD Mark The Hard Earth
On Tour with new CD ‘If Wishes Were Horses’ (13th May in St Andrews In The Square )
16. Sheena Wellington – Singer​ – Singer – My Ain Country – CD Clearsong
17. Michael Marra– Green Grow The Rashes Oh
18. Belgium’s National Anthem – In tribute to the people of Belgim
19. John Lennon – Imagine

If you have any up and coming Album releases/ gigs etc please email me at
See you next Tuesday! Auntie Liz x

PLANET WAVES running order – 22nd March 2016

PLANET WAVES running order: 22nd March 2016

title – artist – album – label – origin

Russian Whistler – Roger Whittaker – Whistling ’round the World – EMI Starline SRS 5076 (LP) – Kenya / UK

Sygyt: “Lament of the Igil” – Huun-Huur-Tu – 60 Horses in my Herd – Shanachie 64050 – Tuva

Berbicacho – Deolinda – Outras Histórias – Universal Music Digital – Portugal

Hornpipe – Simon Mayor – The Mandolin Albums – Acoustics CDACS 071 – UK/Germany

Silver Dagger – Dolly Parton – The Grass is Blue – Sugarhill SUG-CD 3900 – Tennessee

Fantasia upon One Note, 5 Voices, in F major – Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien – Henry Purcell: Fantasias And Suites – Artemis Classics ATM CD 1522 (the Bach Guild) – Austria / UK

Saiyan Le Gai Jiya (from “Ek Phool Do Mali”) – Asha Bhosle – Mohobbat Ke Geet – Saregama – India

Indian Whistler (Saiyan Le Gaijiya) – Roger Whittaker – Whistling ’round the World – EMI Starline SRS 5076 (LP) – India / Kenya / UK

Orange & Blue / Mrs McLeod of Raasay – Willie Fraser – The Caledonian Companion – Greentrax CDTRAX 9051 – Scotland

Chère Bassette – Feufollet – Tout Un Beau Soir – no label – Louisiana Cajun

Sarajevo – Damir Imamović’s Sevdah Takht – Dvojka – Glitterbeat GBCD 033 – Bosnia

Japanese Whistler (Kanariya) – Roger Whittaker – Whistling ’round the World – EMI Starline SRS 5076 (LP) – Japan / Kenya / UK

Kanariya – Satanicpornocultshop – Arkhaiomelisidonophunikheratos – Some Bizarre – Japan

Daniel of the Sun – Micho Russell – Traditional Irish Music from County Clare – Celtic Music CMCD 077 – Ireland

Farewell to Stromness – Peter Maxwell Davies – Maximum Max – Collins Classics – England/Orkney

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


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