Feb 9, 2016
Applications are now open for the 2016 Open Mic at Perthshire Amber.
This year the afternoon Open Mic sessions will again be held in the “Wee Festival Hall” upstairs at The Royal Dunkeld Hotel and hosted by Ewen Sutherland, who is a fine performer in his own right as well as a wonderful and encouraging compere. Dougie and Ewen formed a folk duo while at school and then went on to form a band called Puddock’s Well, which had an influence on the development of what is now called “the celtic music scene”- with members Andy M Stewart and Martin Hadden joining well known folk band Silly Wizard And Dougie himself joining The Tannahill Weavers.
The Open Mic concept has been in existence for years at music festivals, but of late has become more widely known through the very successful Open Mic sessions started by Danny Kyle at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival. The Open Mic gives the chance to musicians, who aren’t performing at the evening concerts, to get involved in the weekend’s music.
The most important thing about an Open Mic is the audience. Over the past years the welcoming, attentive and responsive audiences at the open mic sessions helped to make the events enjoyable for all the performers involved.
Celtic Music Radio are also looking forward to bringing you the Open Mic live, wherever you are in the world!
If you’d like to perform (Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th November 2016) click the image to read the info and follow instructions.
Feature image by Rob McDougall