The Derailers talk with Stewart Fenwick

The Derailers talk with Stewart Fenwick

May 14, 2015

On this week’s Celtic Country, Stewart Fenwick talks with The Derailers, who were recent visitors to Scotland for the Caithness Country Music Festival.

The Texas based band, who are heavily influenced by the Bakersfield California sound, have been part of the wider music scene for over 20 years.

In a career that has given rise to more than a decade’s worth of fine-tuned, highly anticipated and wonderfully received music, the Derailers continue to build the relationship between song, listener and dance floor.

Each album has been a mix of well-crafted original songs and cover songs so thoughtfully chosen and so representative of the band, fans think they are as original as the band themselves. Challenged by their fans to create a sound that mirrors the shuffle of happy boots on a hardwood floor, the Derailers have fed the hungry dancehall crowds with their classic country beats and a 60s pop sensibility. Fans continue to show their appreciation and admiration with requests for encores long after the last drink has been served.

In terms of sound, the Derailers have gotten smoother with age. As Hofeldt puts it, “I think we have retained the path we are going for. But we have certainly grown as players and allowed other influences to come in.” Their music celebrates the legacies of Buck Owens, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich and the Beatles, while still being on the edge of today’s country music. Hofeldt describes his view of country music as, “finding out what love really is, versus what you thought it was when you were a kid.” For all the fans of the Derailers, love is all you need.

Planet Waves running order – 12th May 2015

PLANET WAVES running order: 12th May 2015 – keyboards

title – artist – album – label – origin

Lewis Boogie – Jerry Lee Lewis – Original Golden Hits Vol 1 – Sun Records (Bellaphon) – Louisiana

An tSean Bhean Bhocht – Sean O’Riada – O’Riada’s Farewell – Claddagh Records – Ireland

High Is The Wind – Ivor Cutler – Jammy Smears – Virgin Records V 2065 (LP) – Scotland

Nât Sharîf – Sabri Brothers – Pakistan: The Music of the Qawal – Unesco UNES 08028 – Pakistan

Captain Saint Lucifer – Laura Nyro – New York Tendaberry – Columbia Legacy 508069 2 – New York

Aminata – Alune Wade and Harold López-Nussa – Havana-Paris-Dakar – World Village WVF 479112 – Senegal / Cuba

Der Leierman (The Hurdy-Gurdy Man) – Nataša Mirkovicć-De Ro & Matthias Loibner – Winterreise – Raumklang RK 3003 – Austria etc

The Lark – Eric Sahlström – The dancing Bow: An Anthology of Swedish Fiddle Music – Sonet SNTD 201 (2xLP) – Sweden

Raga Mishra Khamaj: Dhun In Dadra Taal “Ekla Chalo Re” (Live) – Bikram Mitra with Ariff Khan – Indian Classical Music: The Journey Begins – Questz World – India

Just As The Tide Was Flowing – Shirley & Dolly Collins – Snapshots – Flewdg’ling Records FLED 3057 – England

Hot and Cold Version 1 – Augustus Pablo & Upsetters – Version Like Rain – Trojan Recoprds TRLS 278 (LP) – Jamaica

Antonia – dorec-a-belle – Listen – d-a-b trax 001 – Scotland

Happier Than The Morning Sun – Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind – Tamla – Michigan

Stevie Wonder born 13th May 1950

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

 

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FOLKAL POINT- 172 – May 7

(Nationalities as noted – otherwise artistes are American)
CROOKED ROAD – Sasha McVeigh (Albion)
YOU DON’T KNOW THIS – John McDonough
LOUSY PRETENDER – Amy LaVere
ROOM FOR DOUBT – Reed Turner
GOOD TO BE ALIVE – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
IF THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO – Blueflint (Scotia) playing Cumbernauld Arts Centre on May 8, Universal Hall, Findhorn, Forres (May 9), Lyth Arts, Wick (May 10) and Edinburgh folk club on May 13.
WILL WE DANCE? – Mike Grogan (Albion)
BACKWOODS BARBIE – Dolly Parton
SOFTENED SOIL – The Porter Draw
YOU TAKE ME AS I AM – Craig Market and Thomm Jutz (Deutschland)
CHADWELL’S STATION – instrumental – Foghorn String Band
WHEN THE CITY SETTLES – Good Lovelies (Canada)
SOUL TIRED – The Coast (Scotia)
I’LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT – Carlene Carter
GHOSTS – Lau (Scotia), playing St Andrews In The Square, Glasgow on May 14 and Perth Concert Hall (May 15).
VIOILA’S REVERIE – instrumental – Blair Dunlop (Albion)
DRUNKEN BAKER- Chris Heers
BAD ATTITUDE – Sally Ironmonger (Albion)
YOUNGER YEARS – Nick Shaheen
STILL BREATHING – Jenn Bostic
SUMMER LOVE – Peter Blachley
MARGUERITE AND THE GAMBLER – Mary Black (Eire) farewell tour includes Lomond Auditorium of the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, on May 9 and Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (May 10) with Sharon Shannon (Eire) in support on both dates.
LET ME GO – Jeremiah Brothers (Albion)
GHOST ON MAIN STREET- No Grass Limit
NO WEDDING BELLS FOR JOE – Wanda Jackson
SUNDOWN FROM WEST VIRGINIA – Steve Harris
I’VE SEEN THE RAIN – The April Maze (Australia/Albion)
UNBREAKABLE – Melanie Peterson (Canada)
ASHES OF ANGELS – Black aka Colin Vearncombe (Albion)
THE BOY WITH A BOATER ON HIS HEAD – The BeauBowBelles (Albion)
HOW THAT DUST JUMPS – Ian Roland (Albion)
HEART OF STONE – No Grass Limit
THE CHILDREN’S SONG – instrumental – Joe Sample

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Planet Waves running order – 5th May 2015

5th May 2015 – Balkan

title – artist – album – label – origin

La Tequilera – Lila Downs – La Cantina – Narada Records – Mexico

The Maid Behind The Bar (reel) – John, Dave and Mike Wright with Paddy Neylan – The Lark in the Clear Air – Topic 12TS230 (LP) – England/Ireland

The Wind Blows It Away – Nguyên Quôc Hùng – Hanoi Masters: “War is a wound, peace is a scar” – Glitterbeat GBCD 021 – Vietnam

Noce Tragique – Le Vent du Nord – Têtu – Les disques Borealis BCD 236 – Quebec

Kal Hoggar – Terakaft – Alone (Ténéré) – Outhere Records OH 028 – Mali

Hail! Hail! The First of May – Jackie Oates – The Spyglass & the Herringbone – ECC Records – England

Balkan Red – Gavin Marwick – The Long Road and The Far Horizons – Journeyman Records JYM 004 – Scotland

Iz Banju Ide Šejtan Devojče – Amira Medunjanin – Silk & Stone – World Village WVUK 029 – Bosnia

Ta Xila – Nikos Kalaintzis – The Greek Folk Instruments: Violin – FM Records FM 682 – Greece

Alten Mara – Yanka Rupkina & Trakiiskata Troika – Balkana: Music of Bulgaria – Hanibal HNBL 1335 (LP) – Bulgaria

Desinecki Drmes (Danse secouée) – Tamburica band ft Donji Desinec – Le Tour du Monde en 80 Musiques – naïve B 6882 – Croatia

The Golden Boat – Crying Lion – The Golden Boat – Honest Jon’s Records – Glasgow

Malukayi – Mbongwana Star – download single – World Circuit Records – Congo

Sitengena with one man’s voice – /Gau – Instrumental Music of the Kalahari San – Ethnic Folkways FE 4315 (LP) – Namibia

Viva Seguin – Santiago Jiménez Sr – Viva Seguin – Arhoolie Records – Mexico

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

 

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Girvan Folk Festival 1st -3 rd May 2015

Girvan Folk Festival 1st -3 rd May 2015

May 1, 2015

 

 

 

Girvan Folk Festival  1 to the 3 May 2015

This year’s artists include:
Brendan Begley & Cathal McConnell
Carol Anderson 
Jim Bainbridge
Danny Couper and Arthur Watson

Stuart Forrester 
Emma Lusby
Martin MacDonald
George Murphy
Carole and Alan Prior 
Suitcase Circus
Talisk 
The Tattiehowkers Ceilidh Band
Fred Morrison
Bob Blair

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Brendan Begley and Cathal McConnell



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 8pm Opening Concert –Westcliffe Hotel

Brendan Begley & Cathal McConnell /Carol anderston & Stuart Forrester /Talisk

10pm Singers Concert – Catholic Hall
Alan & Carol Prior / Jim Bainbridge  /Danny Couper & Arthur Watson  /Martin MacDonald Emma Lusby

Evening sessions :in the The Vaults with The Scotia Band / The Anchor Bar with McGill &Co / Hamilton Arms with Failte

 Saturday 2 nd May

11am Songwriting & Trad Singing Competition – Westcliffe Hotel

11:30 – 12:30 Children’s Singing Workshop with Suzie Kelly – Catholic Hall

12:00 – 1:30  Story telling workshop – George Murphy – Carrick Buildings

1:00 – 4pm – Circus skills workshop – Suitcase Circus – Catholic Hall

1:30 – 3pm Whistle / Flute Workshop with Cathal McConnell  – Carrick Building

1:30 – 3pm Melodeon workshop – Brendan Beglwy  – Carrick Building

2:00 Bobby Robb Tribute Singers Concert – Maggie Miller / Jim Bainbridge / Kathy Hobkirk / George Murphy / Heather Hawood

2pm sessions: – The North Easters – The Vaults / The Scotia Band – The Anchor Bar/ Haggerdash – Flynn’s Boatyard

7:30 Evening Concert – Girvan Academy

The Northeasters/ Danny Couper, Arthur Watson, Carol Anderson & Martin MacDonald

Jim Bainbridge

Cathal McConnell & Brendan Begley

8pm – session with BBC Radio 2 Young Musicians of The Year – Talisk – The Vaults

Session with Failte – The Anchor Bar

10:30 Late Session – Catholic Hall

Stuart Forrrester/ Carole & Alan Prior / Emma Lusby / Trevor Organ & The Tattiehowkers Ceilidh Band

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Carol Anderson

 

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Danny Couper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 rd May Sunday

12:00 -1:30 Fiddle Workshop with Hayley Keenan- Carrick Building

12:00 – 1:30 Guitar Workshop – Craig Irving – Carrick Building

12:00 – 1:30 Mandolin Workshop – George Butterworth – Carrick Building

1:00 Ewan McColl Tribute – Bob Blair – Carrick Building

1:00 – 3:00 Family Ceilidh with The Tattiehowkers / Suzie Kelly / Suitcase Circus – Catholic Hall

2pm Sessions – The Scotia Band – The Vaults / McGill & Co – The Anchor Bar / Haggardash – The Hamilton Arms / Failte – Flynn’s Boatyard

3pm Folk Group Competition / Open Stage – The Westcliffe

7:30 Farwell Concert – with Fred Morrison / Talisk / Emma Lusby – Catholic Hall

10:00 – Farewell Session – Final Session with the weekend guests – Catholic Hall

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While correct at time of publication please check with festival for any updates or alterations !

Come along for a great weekend from 5 days to 95 years young!

See you there !

Liz

FOLKAL POINT- 171 – April 30/2015

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(Nationalities as indicated, otherwise artistes are American)
THE BALLAD OF ROB COHEN – Marco R Wagner
LITTLE BIRD – Patricia Morris (Scotia)
TANGO VALENTINE – Tom Yates (Albion)
TRUE LOVE – Sarah Gayle Meech
BLANCO CITY LIGHTS – Brant Croucher
DOWN ON THE JETTY – Paul Kelly with Vika and Linda Bull
LAY LOW AWHILE – Cormac O’Caiomh (Eire)
THE BEAUTIFUL BONES – Kelley Hunt
DANNY BOY – Band of Ruhks
LADY GREY – Katzenjammer (Norge) playing Glasgow’s Oran Mor on May 9 (only Scots appearance)
WHEN WE’RE GONE – Martin Kaplan
MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA – Mary Black (Eire) with Imelda May (Eire) appearing on May 9 at Glasgow royal concert hall (Lomond auditorium) and Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on May 10 – the only Scots dates of Mary’s farewell tour
AIN’T THAT A SHAME – Ged Wilson (Albion)
FLYING CIRCUS – instrumental – Sharon Shannon (Eire) with the RTE concert orchestra
WHOOPED AND DIED – Michelle Burke (Eire/Scotia) with a grand finale featuring a spirited chorale of family members and friends
FAR AWAY – Pokey LaFarge
LAST NIGHT – Good Lovelies (Canada)
YOU GET OLDER – Whitehorse (Canada)
WILLIE FUGAL’S BLUES – Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland Byrd)
HEAVEN IS RIGHT NOW – Richard Page
THE PITBOY – The Foxglove Trio (Cymru/Albion)
THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD THINGS – Ady Johnson (Albion)
THE BALLAD OF VARLA JEAN – Keller Sisters (Sheryl and Kelly)
BACK FOR MORE – Rhythm Tryst
IT JUST HAPPENS – Matt Lax with Nearly Beloved and featuring Loralee Christensen (duet vocal)
MY HEART WAS THE LAST ONE TO KNOW – Kris Kristofferson
LAST CALL – West My Friend (Canada)
BLACK BUTTERFLY – Secret Lie ((República Portuguesa)
THE CHILDREN’S SONG – instrumental – Joe Sample

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