Wickerman Festival 24th and 25th July 2015

Wickerman Festival 24th and 25th July 2015

Jul 22, 2015

The Wickerman Festival 14 – 25  July 2015

Organisers are encouraging revellers to pay homage to Wickerman’s Festival Founder, Jamie Gilroy, by donning his signature look – a flamboyant Festival waistcoat. In keeping with this year’s fancy dress theme, the mini ‘gateman’ Wickerman statue, which welcomes visitors at the Festival entrance, will don a bespoke waistcoat, which was handcrafted by Edinburgh-based designer Vixy Rae.

 

This years festival proposes to be another corker in the festival calendar. As well as the stunning array of artists the festival will also have :- 40 Seat Wee Green Cinema / Karaoke Taxi /Mobile zip wire / Granny Turismo – not to be missed granny shopping trolley dance display! / Icarus – troup from Australia/ Festival Circus and circus workshops/ Children’s Area – storytelling sessions; sing-alongs ; art workshops and puppet shows /The Retreat – with relaxing treatments/ 7 Stanes Display Tema/ Mountain biker taster sessions/ headphone disco – brilliant for your neighbours!/ soccarenas / climbing wall / glass sledgine / bouncy castle / fairground rides/ laser quest !/ segway riding / bucking bronco / site sherpas? As well as a fantastic new street food area ! A one shop stop in festivals
NOT forgetting the Wickerman!

Planet Waves running order – 21st July 2015

PLANET WAVES running order: 21st July 2015

title – artist – album – label – origin

Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie – Junkman’s Choir – Reel, Rattle ‘n’ Roar – Yonko JCYON 15 – Ayrshire

La Petite Valse – Rose Room – The High Life – Blue Tea Records BT 003 – Scotland

Chere Bassette – Cleoma’s Ghost – Take Me Back: a cajun reverie – Little Bird Records LBR 001 – Louisiana Cajun

“Lobt Gott ihr Christen alle gleich” from Musae Sionae IV of Michael Praetorius – Sackbut Ensemble of the Early Music Consort of London – Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance – Virgin Veritas 3858112 – Germany

Where I Want To Be – Tim Dalling – Eve’s Bonie Squad – Tim Dalling TDCD 2 – Scotland / Newcastle

The Blessing – Joi – Joi Sound System – Real World CDRWG 208 – UK Asian

Variations sur un Theme – Smadj – Spleen – Jazz Village JV 570064 – Tunisia/France

Comme Une Joie – Driss El Maloumi – Makan – Contre-Jour CJ 029 – Morocco

Owensboro – Natalie Merchant – The House Carpenter’s Daughter – Myth America Records MA 1026 – USA

Karambani (Nastiness) – Terakaft – Alone (Ténéré) – Outhere Records OH 028 – Mali

Ritual Song for millet-sowing “Passipotpot” – Men’s choir of the Bunun Tribe – The World Collection of Folk Music: Archives Constantin Brāiloiu – VDEGallo VDE CD 1261-1264 – Takasago Formosa (Taiwan)

Ebony – Dorec-a-belle – Listen – d-a-b trax 001 – Scotland

N’Nijo – Amara Touré (with Black and White) – 1973-1980 – Analog Africa AACD 0078 – Senegal / Guinea-Conakry

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

 

 

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 17th – 19th July 2015

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 17th – 19th July 2015

Jul 17, 2015

 

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 17 – 19 July 2015

‘A weekend of traditional music, dance and events in Rothbury Northumberland

 

 

 

Artists taking part Rothbury & Neilston Pipe Band, Absolutely Legless  , Andy May Trio , Tom O’Donnell, The Northcumbrians, Rothbury Hills, Fiddlers Elbow  The Rothbury Ceilidh Band Kids, Ian Douglas Storyteller. Kirstin Easdale 

Absolutely Legless

Absolutely Legless

Andy May Trio

Andy May Trio

The Rothbury Kids Ceilidh

The Rothbury Kids Ceilidh

Programme of events :-

Friday

8:30pm – Jubilee Hall – Ceilidh with Fiddlers Elbow

Saturday

9:30am – Children’s Competitions – in All Saints Church (see Competitions Schedule)
10:00am – 12:00pm – Northumbrian Piping get together – an informal piping session before the start of the competitions (self led) in the Dovecot Room, Jubilee Hall.
10:00pm – 12:00pm – Irish Dance Workshop in the Jubilee Hall, Dining Room.
12.30pm – 5.00pm – Open Competitions (see Competitions Schedule)
12:00pm – 4:00pm Outside Stage
Featuring Rothbury & Neilston Pipe Bands Parade, Absolutely Legless, Andy May Trio, Tom O’Donnell, The Northcumbrians, Rothbury Hills, The Rothbury Ceilidh Band Kids, Ian Douglas Storyteller – face Painting plus much, much more…..

Special Event 2015:-  3.45pm – Northumbrian Piping Session – The Newcastle House Hotel
12.30pm – 4.00pm – Literary Event – The Queens Head Hotel (upstairs room)
6:30pm – All Saints Church Acoustic Concert – featuring this years Festival Guests and Competition Winners
8:30pm – Non Dancing Ceilidh in the Mart – featuring The Andy May Trio, Absolutely Legless, The Northcumbrians, Kirstin Easdale, plus local performers and surprise guests

Sunday
11:00am – Final Fling with the ‘festival survivors band’. Come along with your family and have a dance.  Free Event – (Donations Welcome)
12:30pm – Stalwarts and survivors – sessions for those sturdy people still wanting more music and song, find a comfy corner in a pub and play and sing away

All tickets available in the Festival Office

While correct at time of printing please check with the Festival before hand in case of alterations or amendments to programme

See you all there! Liz 

Rothbury trad festival poster

Planet Waves running order – 14th July 2015

PLANET WAVES running order: 14th July 2015 – Mandalay, Chere Bassette

title – artist – album – label – origin

Le Chanson de Lara (Lara’s Theme) – Balalaïkas of Moscow – Les Balalaïkas de Moscou – Air Mail Music SA 141232 – Europe

Mama – Blick Bassy – Akö – No Format! NOF 28 – Cameroon

Crow Jane – Skip James – Blues from the Delta – Vanguard Records – Mississippi

Bolobé – Aka/Mbenzélé Singers – Congo: Pygmy Women of the Sangha – Ocora C560243 – Congo (Brazzaville)

Tiecolomba Hé – Les Ambassadeurs – Rebirth – World Village WVF 479113 – Mali

Adiós Fulana – Totó La Momposina y Sus Tambores – Tambolero – Real World Records CDRWG 209 – Colombia

In Praise of the City of Mandalay (Pulé Mode) – Maung That Win – Myanmar: Music by the Hsaing Waing Orchestra: The Burmese Harp – Unesco UNES 08281 – Myanmar

Road to Mandalay – Peter Dawson – Man of Song – Editions Audiovisuel Beulah – England/Australia

Der Song von Mandelay – Lotte Lenya – Happy End – Stage Door Records – Germany/USA

The High Life – Rose Room – The High Life – Blue Tea Records BT 003 – Scots

Rocky Mountain Path – The Bombadils – Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet – BOM 002 – Alberta

Rocky Road – Alabama Sacred Harp Singers – Anthology of American Folk Music – Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40090 – Alabama

Chere Bassette – Joe Bonsall & the Orange Playboys – The Essential Collection – Swallow Records – Louisiana Cajun

Chere Bassette – Hi-Fi Sky – Music for Synchronised Swimming in Space – The Orchard Records – New Orleans

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

 

Stonehaven Folk Festival 9th – 11th July 2015

Stonehaven Folk Festival 9th – 11th July 2015

Jul 8, 2015

27 th Stonehaven Folk Festival 9 – 12 June 

Artist Appearing:-

The Old Blind Dogs Le Vent Du NordTreacherous OrchestraPooziesSalthouseRoss Ainslie and Jarleth HendersonThe Young’Uns Kate Lissaeur Paul Anderson – Shona Donaldson North East Folk Collective – Ross and Cameron – Artie Trezise 

Norman Kennedy

Norman Kennedy

 

Tradition Bearers : Norman Kennedy (S) – Chris Hendry (S) – Johnny Handle (E) – Patricia Flynn (I)

Thursday – 9 July 2015
8:30 PM Upper Town Hall   Thursday night session
Opening Session. Come and meet up with old and new friends at the first music/singing session of the weekend.

Friday – 10 July 2015
7:30 PM Town Hall   Friday Night Concert and Ceilidh (Sold Out)
The North East Folk Collective, Paul Anderson, Shona Donaldson, Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs

Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson

Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson

North East Folk Collective

North East Folk Collective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate-Lissauer

Kate Lissauer

 

10:30 PM British Legion   Americana night at the Legion
A new event for 2015 featuring Kate Lissauer, Home Made Jam and , Kenn Clark

Saturday – 11 July 2015
12:00 PM Market Square   Plainstones on Saturday concert
A concert with a mix of Festival Guests with local and visiting artists.

12:00 PM Recreation Club   SC&T Slow Session
Hosted by SC&T Tutor Helen Lynch, an easy slow paced instrumental session led by a tutor from SC&T. The idea is to share some common session tunes, played at a moderate pace. Suitable for beginner to intermediate level.

1:00 PM St Bridgets Hall   Family Concert – Tartan Tales
Family Fun with Artie Trezise, co-founder and performer with the legendary Singing Kettle,The show features traditional stories that Artie has adapted and updated with the addition of music and song. There’s some unusual telling of classic children’s tales with Goldilocks, the Little Red Hen and the Three Little Pigs all having musical choruses included.

danny couper
2:00 PM British Legion   The Afternoon Singing Session
An informal singing session held upstairs at the British Legion. Note there is no wheelchair access for this venue as it is upstairs. Hosted by Danny Couper and Arthur Johnstone and friends, always popular, make sure you get there early for a seat.

 

 

 

4:00 PM St Bridgets Hall   World Paper ‘n’ Comb Championship
A well established part of the Festival and a lot of fun for all the family. Any tune will do so long as you can play it on the Paper n’ Comb. Official combs and Paper are available on the day. This year’s theme for the Paper’n’Comb Championships is “Food and Drink” – lots of scope for the imagination there.

7:30 PM Town Hall   Saturday Night Concert (Sold Out)
Le Vent Du Nord, Salthouse, The Young ‘uns

Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord

The Young 'uns

The Young ‘uns

Salthouse

Salthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30 PM British Legion   Late Concert at the Legion
Featuring John Colletta, Bob Sharp, Ross Hull & Cameron Grant and Tanarra (with Cameron Ross)

Sunday – 12 July 2015
11:00 AM Open Air Pool   Aqua Ceilidh
A firm favourite of the Festival and a great chance to blow away the cobwebs…and yes it is in the swimming pool, and yes you will dance.

12:30 PM Market Square   Plainstones on Sunday concert

A concert with a mix of Festival Guests with local and visiting artists.

1:00 PM St Bridget’s Hall   Tradition Bearers Concert
A celebration of traditional song and singers from across the UK. Hosted by Geordie Murison with Norman Kennedy (Sco), Chris Hendry (Sco), Johnny Handle (Eng) and Patricia Flynn (Irl)

4:00 PM Belvedere Hotel   Chorus Cup
This is a lighthearted event with a serious aim – to get everyone to join in and sing. Introduced to the festival and run by Liz Clark and Isla Duncan  . Any song may be performed as long as it is in the folk idiom (old or new) and has a chorus which everyone can join in. Entry forms will be available from the Festival Office or from the Stewards on the day – be sure to register and don’t miss out on this great fun event!

7:00 PM Town Hall   Sunday Night Concert (Sold Out)
Treacherous OrchestraThe PooziesRoss Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson
treacherous orcestra

The Poozies

The Poozies

ross ainsleth & jarlath henderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 PM Royal   Survivors’ Session
Last session of the Festival (?), meet the committee, relax, have a tune or a song and say farewell to the 2015 Festival
Also check out all the workshops that are on!

While correct at time of printing please check with the festival for any changes to programme and updates before attending!

See you at the festival ! Liz 

Travels With My Auntie Liz Tues 7th July 8- 10pm

Travels With My Auntie Liz Tues 7th July  8- 10pm

Jul 8, 2015

The Rose RoomSeonaid Aitken , Tam Gallagher, Jimmy Moon and Tom Watson are popping into the studio for a catch up with Auntie Liz on Tuesday 7 th July. All stunning musicians on their own they came together in this fabulous band to release their debut CD Rose Room in 2011 followed by Somewhere in Roseland in 2013 and their brand new CD The High Life , to be released on 3 rd August 2015.

 

 

Liz has known Tam & Tom (Swing Guitars)and then Seonaid (Seonaid Aitken Trio) as they came through the Danny Kyle Open Stage and has been delighted to see them come together in this fabulous collaboration. Jimmy is of course known worldwide and in Paisley ! for his fabulous Moon Guitars and his many years with The Moonshiners.

So dig the old ‘Demob suite out of the wardrobe, clear the floor and get ready for some red hot swing, jazz and beautiful songs. Liz

Repeat Wednesday 8 th July ; 2 – 4am and 1 – 3 pm
And on Catch Up for the next 30 days  : First Hour Second Hour
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