Travels with My Auntie Liz Playlist Tuesday 28th June 2016

Playlist Travels With My Auntie Liz Tues 28 June

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  1. Dori Freeman – Tell Me
    Appearing at Cambridge  Folk Festival
  2. David Ferrard – Follow the Drinking Gourd
  3. Allan Tall – Mary Wall Fisher’s Flooers
  4. Allan Tall – Nannio Fairy Dance
    Appearing 18 August in Cottiers
  5. Victor Jarra – Plegaria a un Labrador (Prayer to a worker)
  6. Christy Moor– Clyde’s Bonny Bank
  7. Doc Watson – The Train That Carried My Girl
  8. Nancy Nicholson – Cuddle
  9. Jock Duncan – The Waddin O McGinnis
  10. Sheila Stewart – Twa Brothers
  11. Paddy Tunny – The Lowlands of Holland
  12. Colum Sands & Maggie MacInnes – The Window Half Open
  13. Dallahan – Harbour Of Polperro – Matter of Time CD
    Appearing Stonehaven Folk Festival 10  July
  14. Blazin’ Fiddles – Shetland Nights – North CD
    Appearing Stonehaven Folk Festival 10 July
  15. Arthur Johnstone – Annie McKelvie
    Appearing at Clydebank Town Hall 12  July
  16. Daimh – Bob An Lochan – The Hebrridean Sessions CD
    Appearing Stonehaven Folk Festival 9 July
  17. Christ Moor – His Hands Were Gentle
    (Words by Adrian Mitchell/ Music by Arlo Guthrie)
  18. Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller – Trouper and The Maid
  19. John Prine – Grandpa Was A Carpenter
    Especially for Rikki Kyle who along with Helen are becoming grandparents !
  20. Rab Noakes – A Little Time Left – I’m Walkin Here CD
    Appearing with Barbara Dickson 22 July – Byre in The Botanics – St Andrews
  21. Braebach – Outlaws & Dreamers – Astar CD
    Appearing 9 July – Byre in The Botanics – St Andrews
  22. Deaf Shepheard – Hunting The Buntin (words by Gavin Stevenson)
  23. Doris Rougvie – Lassie of Fashion
    Especially for Doris & Hugh on their 10 th  wedding anniversary
  24. John Taylor – End of The Road – A New Horizon CD
    Appearing via The Fallen Angles Club – on 21 July at St Lukes Glasgow

    If you wish any gigs/ cd’s / events etc promoted please email me  – Liz Clark

Planet Waves running order – 28th June 2016

PLANET WAVES running order: 28th June 2016 – Haiti, Robin McKidd

title – artist – album – label – origin

Chorale from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony – Pete Seeger – Goofing-Off Suite – Folkways FA 2045 (LP) – Germany/USA

Bom Partido – Deolinda – Outras Histórias – Universal Music 254 777 2 – Portugal

We Oe (excerpt) – String band from Fahiluka – Music of Indonesia Vol 16 Music from the Southeast: Sumbawa, Sumba, Timor – Smithsonian Folkways SFW40443 – Timor, Indonesia

Áyge phino laut ke (My good condition has returned) – Raj Mohan – Migrants, Travellers & Natives: World Music from the Netherlands – PAN 043 – Surinam

Gold Watch and Chain – Ralph Stanley & Gillian Welch – Clinch Mountain Country – Rebel Records REB 5001 – Virginia

Ralph Edmund Stanley: February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016

Airs for the Summer: Poppy (Aria: Andante) – The Broadside Band – Airs for the Seasons: Floral Suites of James Oswald – Dorian DIS80164 – Scotland

Peze Café – Leyla McCalla – A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey – Jazz Village – Haiti

Yanvalou – Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra – A.H.E.O. – Glitterbeat GBCD 035 – Haiti

Ambago – RAM – 4 Track Demo: Voodou Rock from Haiti – no label – Haiti

Miles Runs the Voodoo Down – Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition) – Columbia – USA

Polka Auvergnate / Polka à Alfred Mouret / Irish Reel – Duo Lagrange Rutkowski – Musique Artisanale – DUO 01 – France

PIPING LIVE: Aug 8 – Aug 14, 2016

Honky Tonk Blues – High Speed Grass – Live ‘n’ Pickin’ – HSG Records – Fife/Alabama

Handsome Molly – Mick Jagger & Robin McKidd – Wandering Spirit – Atlantic – UK / USA

Remember Me – Companions of the Rosy Hours – Companions of the Rosy Hours – CRH 1 (cassette) – UK / USA

Folk musician and vocalist Robin McKidd died on May 26 after a long illness, aged 69

Fiesta de negritos – Fanfare Ciocarlia feat. Puerto Candelaria – Onwards to Mars! – Asphant Tango Records CD-Atr 5116 – Romania / Colombia


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Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 1st 2nd 3rd July 2016

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 1st 2nd 3rd July 2016

Jun 27, 2016

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 1st 2nd 3rd July 2016 

Newcastleton in its 46 th year A friendly, welcoming, family festival  of Competitions, Dances, Concerts, Workshops.
Newcastleton -known locally as Copshaw Holm, with a resident population of 850, is nestled in the valley of Liddesdale, gateway to the Scottish Borders.  Surrounded by hills and forests with fabulous scenery, abundant wild life and historical sites , five hundred years ago the hills would be ringing with the sound of clashing steel and fighting Reivers, today visitors experience a warm welcome some magic music
Will as centralised campsite (security in place!) to camping along the riverbank to the many hotels/ B & B’s/ Guesthouses – plenty of places to stay !


crowd scene Liddesdale

Will Correct at time of printing please contact the festival for any amendments or alterations to programme!

Programme of events:-

Everywhere, every day, evening and  late-night singarounds
There are sessions in various places all weekend – try The Grapes Hotel , The Liddesdale Hotel  The Trap, the Bowling Club, Copshaw Kitchen , the campsites, Douglas Square, outside the Village Hall , wherever people are and depending on the weather! There are organised and hosted singing sessions in the upstairs room of the Buccleuch Centre, on both Friday and Saturday evenings, from 11pm. Entry to these events is by donation.
There are ‘quieter’ singing sessions in the Community Room on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6pm and 9pm. Entry by donation.
There is a Survivors Session upstairs in the Buccleuch Centre from 8.30pm on Sunday evening.

Borders Dance Band   (Stuart Anderson) – Friday 9.30pm, Village Hall
Robert Nairn Highland Ceilidh Band – Saturday 9.30pm, Village Hall

Opening Concert – Friday 7pm, Castleton Parish Church
Grand Concert, compere Di Henderson  – Saturday 7pm, Village Hall,
Farewell Concert, compere Norman Stewart  – Sunday 2.30pm, V. Hall

Stepdance – Sophie Stephenson
Fiddle (intermediate/advanced) – Malcolm Bushby
Storytelling Jess Smith
Children’s workshop, song, dance and fun – Beth and James,
Smallpipes (bellows blown) – Kevin Tilbury
Songs of Graham MilesAilsa Mackenzie

Newcastleton Folk Festival

Newcastleton Folk Festival

Newcastleton Village Hall

Newcastleton Village Hall

Di Henderson

Di Henderson

Jess Smith

Jess Smith















The long established  Competitions run on the Saturday , these competitions are run to encourage folks to learn traditional music, song and verse BU alsoT to highlight the ‘living’ tradition and present new works .  To encourage folks to write their own music, song and verse – that would hopefully follow into the tradition bearers of the future ! from 6-96 years old and beyond !  Everyone is welcome and listened to by packed audiences ! Definitely a MUST to attend at the festival!

Categories and last year’s winners:-

Accordion (Classical and Continental) – Brian Smith
Accordion (Open) – India Smith
Border Ballad – Ali Macrae
Children’s Accordion – India Smith
Children’s Miscellaneous Instrument – Connor Mitchell
Ceilidh Band – Newcastleton Irregulars
Fiddle (Open) – Rachel Hales
Fiddle (Slow Air and Reel) – Rachel Hales
Highland Bagpipes (Open) – Tom Kirkmeed
Instrumental Pairs  – India Smith and Brian Smith
Miscellaneous Instrument – Jadwiga Billewicz
Original Poetry  – Bob Bolam
Original Composition (song – other) – Celia Ketchell
Original Composition (song – trad) – Celia Ketchell
Original Composition (song – Scots) – Colin Crombie
Original Composition (tune) – Jane Carson
Storytelling – Bob Bolam
Traditional Singing (men’s novice) – Bob Bolam
Traditional Singing (men’s open)  – Bob Bolam
Traditional Singing (women’s novice) – Jackie Buckham
Traditional Singing (women’s open) – Joyce Cunningham


Will Correct at time of printing please contact the festival for any amendments or alterations to programme!
Have a fantastic festival !

See you all there !

Aunty Liz 

Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival 24-26 th June 2016

Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival  24-26 th June 2016

Jun 24, 2016

Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival  24-26 June 2016

With our combination of History (maritime and rural)…Creativity (crafts, music and art)…Activity (sailing, rowing and so much more)…Food and Drink (the very best of the region)…all in the superb natural setting of Portsoy’s harbour, there’s no better place to celebrate Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.

An excellent bill of musicians and performers who will appear on the many stages across the Festival. Welcoming back some Festival favourites including Danny Couper, Pete Shepheard and Arthur Watson, we are also looking forward to meeting some new talent including singer Rudi Mytevik from Norway, whose grandmother Kathleen hails from Portsoy.

 Danny couper

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Friday 24 June
Junior Gig at the Green, 4.30pm (Free Entry)
Bothy Ballads Project lead by Bothy Ballads first female winner Championship of Champions, Shona Donaldson
Gig at the Green, Friday, 7.30pm – 11pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Amy Baillie / Paul Anderson / Shona Donaldson / Graham Brown Band

Hosted by Ron Gardiner
Followed by a Late Night Traditional Music Session led by Danny Couper and Arthur Watson from 11pm (Free Entry)

Saturday 25 June
Saturday Night at the Wally Green, from 9pm
De Kinkels /Urang Matang, /Jack Skye

Open Mic Night, Portsoy Bowling Club, from 8pm
An Open Mic Hosted by Danny Couper, featuring an extended set from Norman Kennedy.

Hootenanny at the Hut –Scout Hut, Loch Soy
A family ceilidh will take place at the Scout Hut at Loch Soy from 7pm – 10pm.  Entry by donation, BYOB

 We have a plethora of talent lined up for the many stages across the Festival during the weekend, including:

The lovely voice of Jenny Sturgeon & Old Blind Dogs singer Jonny Hardie, Elsa McTaggart accompanied by Gary Lister, our very own Aberdeenshire lass Iona Fyfe with her band and Kinloss Military Wives Choir.

Folk at the Bothy will entertain on both days from their home stage outside the Salmon Bothy.



 norman Kennedy

An audience with Aberdonian Norman Kennedy, weaver, spinner, knitter and carrier of traditional songs.





Dr Fred Freeman, Graduate of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities, will give a talk on Scots language, telling the story of the languages that have influenced it from the Vikings to the French, accompanied by music.




Herring fishing comes to the Salmon Bothy! What better place to re-launch a book about fishing and its people than at the Boat Festival? In the centenary year of The Deveron Press, we celebrate the re-publication of James Leatham’s ‘Fisherfolk of the North East’, a book about the life and times of the herring fishers of the North East. Cally Wight of The Deveron Press will give a talk and read from the book. Pete Shepheard and Arthur Watson will accompany the talk with traditional songs of the sea.

 Elsa McTaggart, accompanied by Gary Lister, will showcase their new show “Lassie will you go”, a nice laid back parody with a Scottish theme.

 Also have a great programme showcasing the youth talent at the Youth Stage at Loch Soy.  Performers include Calum Jones, Footerin Aboot, Feerochie, Mabel Duncan and Friends, Banff Academy Ranters, Anne McArthur Dancers, Arthur Coates and Andrew Legge. The Brothers

Jonny Hardie

Jonny Hardie

Iona Fyfe

Iona Fyfe

Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson

Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson

Portsoy Boat Festival 24-25th June 2016

  Portsoy Boat Festival 24-26th June 2016

While correct at time of printing please contact the festival for any amendments / alterations 

Have a fantastic festival
See you along the ways ! Auntie Liz 

Planet Waves running order – 21st June 2016

PLANET WAVES running order: 21st June 2016 – “African” islands, European Coal and Steel Community

title – artist – album – label – origin

Surge of the Sea (An Ataireachd Ard) – Archie Fisher – Windward Away – Greentrax CDTRAX 329 – Scotland

Calcinha – Grupo de Folclore da Casa do Povo da Ribeira Brava – Braguinha: Music and Musical Instruments of Madeira – Pan PAN 2043 – Madeira

Pico Teide – Trio Tabaiba – Islas Canarias: Canciones Populares – Tabaiba Records – Canary Islands

Paraiso di Atlantico – Cesaria Evora – Café Atlantico – Lusafrica – Cape Verde

Rabelado – Bitori – Legend of Funaná: The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands – Analaog Africa AACD 081 – Cape Verde

Painted Word – Bettie Serveert – Bare Stripped Naked – Minty Fresh – Netherlands

La Cammesella – Roberto Murolo – I Successi di… – Replay Music RMCD 4004 – Italy

Swing 39 – Gus Viseur et son Orchestre – Cafe de Paris – Music Club MCCD 096 – France / Belgium

Poupée de cire, poupée de son – France Gall – France Gall CD Story – Universal – Luxembourg

Auf Wiederseh’n my Dear – Comedian Harmonists – Wochenend und Sonnenschein – archiv record 5501 – Germany

Voatse – Lala Njava – Malagasy Blues Song – Riverboat Records TUGCD 1069 – Madagascar

Di mwin la tonbé – Danyel Waro – Grin n syèl – Cobalt – Réunion Island

Ulimwengu Una Visa (The Universe has its own problem) – Abdullah Mussa Ahmed & Seif Salim Saleh – Taarab 1: The Music of Zanzibar – Globestyle ORBD 032 (LP) – Zanzibar

Contredanse avant-quatre – Anse Boileau Kamtole Band – Seychelles Musiques Oubliées – Ocora C 582055 – Seychelles


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Carol Fieldhouse – Linen

Carol Fieldhouse – Linen

Jun 20, 2016

This week’s Album of the Week is Linen from Carol Fieldhouse

“Carol is in the great tradition of English-Art Folk songwriters. Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Kate Bush are all in her world, although her world encompasses other spheres too including dance and cinema. I look forward to the first Carol Fieldhouse album and the joy of sharing it with other music lovers.”

David Scott, The Pearlfishers 

Great quote from David Scott and Celtic Music Radio is chuffed to be the first airplay of Carol Fieldhouse’s Linen CD.

We first met Carol via the University of the West of Scotland’s MA in Songwriting and Performance a couple of years ago and were instantly taken with her songs and voice.

Ross says:

Carol Fieldhouse’s voice is a gentle and captivating instrument that draws you into her world a bit like a faerie tale.

Her writing is clever, yet lulls you like a cool and fresh summer’s day. It’s as comfortable as linen itself and as soft as cotton.


Listen into our Album of the Week programme on Saturday 18th from noon and midnight and 7pm on Monday 20th.

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