The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival Paisley Sunday 16th Oct 2016

The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival Paisley  Sunday 16th Oct 2016

Oct 16, 2016




Day Three of The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Sunday16 th October
Broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 5-6pm from The Speigletent, Gilmour Street, Paisley


DOPESICKFLY – Glasgow  13901384_1568634453440798_3625112855377516845_n
Met through busking the streets of Glasgow, Scotland with lead singer/poet ANT THOMAZ originally from the States bringing the band together. Ant brings Soulful, Poetic melodies whilst guitarist CHRIS DARLING adds a Malagueñas (Flamenco) flavour with a funk twist. Drummer CALUM MACRAE adds into the mix his Jazz background, elevating a Neo Soul sound is JOE DJAELANI on bass and to complete the band is WENDY RAE with her Bluesy backing vocals.


581904_1073944089294468_2424841870557481592_nLisa Kowalski    – Paisley 
Lisa is a 16 year old singer songwriter from Paisley. Acoustic pop, r n b and country. Regular performer for last 2 and a half years. Has played to 1000s at Braehead Clan and St Mirren FC./Pandorafest July 2016. Creative Director of and performer at her own Ten Years of Taylor Swift night, Classic Grand, August 2016.
May 2016 awarded grant from Paisley 2021 to fund recording of EP  of original songs and represent Paisley songwriting and musicianship to a national/ international platform.


Steve Grozier  colour press shot
Glasgow based singer-songwriter Steve Grozier releases his debut EP Take My Leave on Friday 2nd September 2016. The single Drink Before Dawn is on sale now.He’s best known for his solo career and as a member of alt-country band Low Winter Sun. Since returning to the Glasgow music scene in September 2015, Grozier has made several successful festival appearances including Celtic Connections, Eden Fest and Bute Fest; opened for Will Varley and Ben Ottewell (Gomez) and played established Scottish venues including King Tuts, The Hug and Pint, The Classic Grand and Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms.



Thank you once again for all who are taking part in the Danny Kyle Open Stage and to the supporters and listeners worldwide – and Paisley!

To find out more about Danny Kyle please link to his Memorial Page

You will be able to listen again on Catch up!

Any enquires please contact Liz at


The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival Paisley Sat 15h Oct 2016

The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival Paisley  Sat 15h Oct 2016

Oct 15, 2016


Day Two of The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Saturday 15 th Oct
Broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 5-6pm from The Speigletent,Gilmour Street, Paisley 



Eve Sutherland -ErskinEve Sutherland
Eve is 14 years old and has been playing guitar and singing since she was 9. “ I picked up a guitar when I broke my leg and have loved playing and performing ever since!” She is hoping to fine tune her performance by gigging and performing on The Danny Kyle Open Stage!



1094081_10151798082801147_1515616756_oaaaDouglas Kay – Edinburgh
During the past decade Douglas Kay has honed his stagecraft in theatres, clubs & bars across 4 continents. In addition to dates in North America, Europe, Australasia and Africa he has played a number of notable gigs in the UK alongside the likes of Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Amy MacDonald and Grammy Award winner Colin Hay. His albums have  been played worldwide.His latest album “Lift” is perhaps his most balanced work to date, a collection which blends contemporary folk, rootsy pop, haunting piano ballads and melodic harmonies. The songs are bound together by Kay’s captivating,  lyrics, and by his warm, distinctive vocals.


Journey North Journey North
Journey North are a 5 piece acoustic Scottish folk rock band based in Perthshire, Tayside and Fife, Scotland. Drawing on a mix of musical backgrounds from rock and blues to world class pipe bands, they blend the instruments and storytelling traditions of Scottish music with the dynamics of a rock band. The result is a sound a style which, while paying due deference to their influences, is uniquely their own. In their relatively short time together, they have released two albums and alongside their own gigs they have supported the Peatbog Fairies as well as Fife’s own Break The Butterfly. Their love of playing live is clear to see and their near telepathic musical interplay means they are not afraid to add to and adapt their songs, making each performance different.


Thank you once again for all who are taking part in the Danny Kyle Open Stage and to the supporters and listeners worldwide – and Paisley!

You will be able to listen again on Catch up!

Any enquires please contact Liz at

Danny Kyle

     Danny Kyle

The Spree Paisley – Friday 14th – Saturday 22nd October 2016

The Spree Paisley – Friday 14th – Saturday 22nd October 2016

Oct 14, 2016

The Spree – Paisley Friday 14 Oct – Sat 22 Oct

Now in its 5 th year this fantastic festival in the heart of Paisley goes from strength to strength with local,national and international artists!  
As well as Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree 5-6 pm ever day from The Spiegeltent from 5-6pm from Friday14th to Friday 21st and  of course more magic music on!

As well as workshops /comedy/ tons of free events for kids!!


The Music:-
Friday 14 
Carol Laula & Friends – The Spiegeltent 7pm
Admiral Fallow + Support – Paisley Town Hall 7:30

Saturday 15

Michael McGoldrick / WeBanjo 3 / Ross & Jarlath  – The Spiegeltent 7pm

Sunday 16
RockUs Community Choir – Paisley Abbey – 7pm

Donny Munro – The Spiegeltent 7pm

Tuesday 18

Justin Currie & The RSNO   – Paisley Abbey 

James Grant – The Spiegeltent 7pm –

Wednesday 19

Scottish Album of The Year Award showcase – The Spiegeltent 8pm

Thursday 20

Roddy Woomble & Band – Paisley Art Centre 7pm


While correct at time of printing please check with festival for ticket availability or any amendments additions or alterations  

The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival Paisley Fri 14th Oct

The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival Paisley  Fri 14th  Oct

Oct 14, 2016




Day One of The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Friday 14 th Oct
Broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 5-6pm from The Speigletent,Gilmour Street, Paisley 


Martin Stephen Jones

Martin Stephen Jones

Martin Stephen Jones – Greenock –
Martin is a singer songwriter from ‘Sugertown’ . As well as his well crafted own songs he sings a variety of songs from country to blues to traditional. Gigs extensively and is a well known face in his local town, as well as at festivals throughout Scotland.  




Bethany Rose

Bethany Rose

Bethany Rose  – Glasgow
Bethany Rose is an 18 year old Singer/Songwriter originally from Devon. However, lives in the city of Glasgow in Scotland studying music at the Paisley West College Scotland Campus. She is influenced by artists such as Gabrielle Aplin and Lucy Rose, playing acoustic guitar, piano, ukulele accompany herself thought her works. She spends most of her time busking and writing new songs.






David McAdam

David McAdam  – Paisley
David is a singer-songwriter based in Paisley. A volunteer with  CREATE and made a song for one of their videos geared towards the Paisley 2021 bid. An active gigger/busker, and go around local pubs/cafes in Paisley and festivals. Has been gigging and busking for less than a year, next goal is getting  a 4 track EP to  launch my music career. At the moment he’s still learning the ropes in performance and hopeful become a front-runner musician/artist for Paisley come 2021 and after



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Any enquires please send direct to Liz Clark at


Planet Waves running order – 11th October 2016

PLANET WAVES running order: 11th October 2016 – Tootsie

title – artist – album – label – origin

Tootsie – Carl McVoy – Rockin’ Memphis – Proper Box – Arkansas

Tootsie Wootsie – The Benoits – La Farine – The Benoits – Newfoundland

Buriat Song – Anda Union – Jangar – Anda Union – Inner Mongolia

Didi Di Réz – Bitori – Legend of Funaná: The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands – Analog Africa AACD 081 – Cape Verde

Anglicana – Whalebone – Mirabilia – Two Wild Women TWW 287 – England

Ommie Wise – Grayson & Whitter – Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order Vol 1 – Document DOCD 8054 – North Carolina

Larghetto, con passione (Quartet #11 in B, 3rd movement) – Quartetto Paganini – Paganini Guitar Quartets 1-9-10-11-12-13 – Dynamic CDS 17/1-2 (2xCD) – Italy

Omusango Gwe Nyama – Evalisto Muyinda with Imelda Nalugooti – Evalisto Muyinda: Music of the Baganda – Pan Records 2003 – Uganda

Tootsie Roll – Stan Getz – The Very Best Of: Deluxe Remastered Edition – Intermusic – California

I Hate My Husband That Drinks – Rap Ban – Khmer Rouge Survivors: “They will kill you, if you cry” – Glitterbeat GBCD 036 – Cambodia

Dance in 7/8 – Jean-Guihen Queyras – Thrace: Sunday Morning Sessions – Harmonia Mundi Latitudes HMC902242 – Thrace

Cadal Sàmhach – Liza Mulholland – Fine ‘n’ Rosy – Metagama Productions METACD 001 – Scotland

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


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Festival Fling with Liz Clark 8th October 2016

Festival Fling with Liz Clark 8th October 2016

Oct 8, 2016

Today I bring you another three fantastic bands from the Folkspot at the Tonder Festival 2016
What is Folk Spot Denmark?
Folk Spot Denmark is a showcase festival focusing on Danish roots, folk music, presenting traditional Danish music and new folk and roots music, both of which are thriving and developing explosively in Denmark today. The featured bands have all been selected by an international jury (between 15 and 20 people from all over the world), with representatives from festivals, venues, agencies, media, etc. Folk Spot Denmark part of the well known Danish Tønder Festival that for more than 40 years has happened during the last weekend of August (read more about the festival at Find out more about Folk Spot Denmark    – Supported by := Rosa Organisaton  Radio Folk Denmark
My thanks once again to Rasmus Wehner / Soren Lund / Henrik Friis / Andreas Oversen and of course Morten Hoirup for the music and their fantastic hospitality.Also grateful thanks to Maira Theessink & Stig Bang-Mortensen and their fantastic team and all the volunteers who make this magic festival work and work so well and allowing me to be part of the festival once again!


Person to contact: Mathæus Bech    E-mail: Website:
Band Members :-

Jonas Kongsted – Fiddle / Kevin Lees – Fiddle / Frederik Pustelnik – Fiddle / Christoffer Dam- Fiddle/ Rasmus Nielsen – Piano & Guitar / Mathaeus Bech – Bass

‘Formed after a heavy night involving cards and red wine, D.u.K are a young, exciting and rocking six-piece folk ensemble from Denmark and the UK, playing the best tunes from both traditions. The sextet, consisting of four fiddles, piano and double bass, is made up of one Englishman and five Danes, hence the genre of their music.
Having played concerts and ceilidhs in both England and Denmark, and winning a contest and record-contract by the prestigious Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, D.u.K are well underway in making a name for themselves on the international folk scene, with both a full-length album out and a recently released EP.
As well as using original compositions and modern arranging techniques, D.u.K definitely don’t forget their strong roots and traditions and quite simply use raw groove and swing to create an eclectic mix of foot stomping music, from slow lyrical airs to driving jigs, reels and polk’

Set list:
1  Title: Snowy Monday / Unknown The Rosewood /Composer: Willy Taylor / trad. / trad. /Arranged by: D.U.K
2  Title: Bromlan / Bøhmerdans / Perrevals / Composer: trad./Arranged by: D.U.K
3  Title:Gillians Waltz Composer: Gordon Gunn / Arranged by: D.U.K
4  Title: Imeland og Grimeland / Ånon Schottis /Composer: trad. / Arranged by: D.U.K
5  Title: Station Road Reel / Repeat The Poletax / Composer: Kevin Lees / Sandy Mathers / Arranged by: D.U.K


Odde & HolmenOdde & Holmen
Bjørn Kåre Odde On Fiddle/ Hardanger Fiddle, viola
Sivert Holemen – Hardanger Fiddle  
Person to contact: E-mail:  Website
Bjørn Kåre Odde and Sivert Holmen have known each other since his teens and started by pressing spele saman då dei both studied at the academy. In the beginning was the interaction based on both casual fiddle or Hardanger fiddle. With the combination of casual fiddle / viola and fiddle in Samspel  anddiscovered ‘dei ein’ sound and an expression they would further develop! Have released a cd and are touring this year!
Set List :-

  1.  Title: Gamle-Guro/ Composer: trad./Arranged by: Odde & Holmen
  2. Title: Vårflaumen /Composer: trad./Arranged by: Odde & Holmen
  3. Title: Daggry og Sumarmorgon Composer: Bjørn Kåre Odde (Daggry) og Eivind Groven (Sumarmorgon)/Arranged by: Odde & Holmen
  4. Title: Aslak og Astrid / Composer: Bjørn Kåre Odde /Arranged by: Odde & Holmen
  5. Title: Hilme /Composer: trad. / Arranged by: Odde & Holmen
  6. Title: Snortheimen / Composer: trad. / Arranged by: Odde & Holmen
  7. Title: Haling-Jorån / Composer: Eivind Groven / Arranged by: Odde & Holmen


Person to contact: Eskil Romme  E-mail:
Website:  : Facebook  

The First Meeting On the other side of the world, in an area known as Himmerland in northern Jutland, lies the tiny Danish village of Halkær. It is about 20 miles from Ålborg, where the Vikings founded a market-place around the year 1000, and today Ålborg is the fourth largest town in Denmark.  Halkær has about 50 inhabitants. A little to the south, among green slopes and winding roads and under the vast skies, Eskil Romme has a farm with views over the beautiful Halkær Lake in the Halkær Valley.

Eskil Romme is an organic farmer who also plays saxophone, composes music, and is extremely active in the cultural life of the area. One brain child of Eskil Romme’s is the exclusive little Halkær Festival. Every June, the local people invite all comers to a fest celebrating “Nordic, Celtic and Organic cultures, independence and the environment.”   -and it is at this very special Halkær Festival that five experienced but very diverse musicians met back in 2010 – Those days, from the start, including Danish guitarist and singer Morten Alfred Hoirup – the rest they say is history! The band tour extensively in Denmark, the Faroes, Sweden, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

Current Band Members :-
Eskil Romme – Soprano Saxophone / Ditte Fromseier – Violin, Vocals / Sigurad Hockings – Guitar / Andrzej Krejniuk – Electric Bass Guitar , Vocals / Ahi Solomon – Percussion , Vocals/

Set list:

  1. Title: Lykkelige Rejsedage /Composer & Arranged: Morten Alfred Høirup / Andrzej Krejniuk /
  2. Title: Kæreste min Moder / Composer: Morten Alfred Høirup /Lyrics: trad /Arranged by: same
  3. Title: Sacred Fire / Composer: Andrzej Krejniuk /Arranged by: same
  4. Title: Afsked / Composer: Eskil Romme /Arranged by: same
  5. Title: Elverskud/Og dansen den går /Composer: Trad. / Morten Alfred Høirup & Ditte Fromseier /Lyrics: trad /Arranged by: Morten Alfred Høirup
    6. Title: Stier / Composer: Eskil Romme


My thanks once again to Rasmus Wehner / Soren Lund / Henrik Friis / Andreas Oversen and of course Morten Alfred Hoirup
and team for the recordings and information -more next week
Will be repeated on Tuesday 11th October 10pm till midnigh
Festival Fling with Liz Clark

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