Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections on Saturday 21st January 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections on  Saturday 21st January  5-7pm

Jan 21, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 1  at Celtic Connections Saturday 21 January  5-7 pm

 

Danny Kyle Open Stage broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Catch Up

While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments

Not in running order :-

Roelle Blue – Edinburgh   Listen again on Danny Kyle Archive Site 

Roelle is singer songwriter from Edinburgh who gigs in and around the city from busking to charity events from festivals and the venues around the city she brings her music to a wide audience

She realised her album in September you can listen to her music at Bandcamp  

 

 

 

 

Tina Louise Avery  – Edinburgh  –  
Tina Louise Avery is a singer-songwriter based in Edinburgh.  Her songs draw on real and fictional places and the events, people, and emotions she encounters there.  Tina’s clear-voiced lyrics are accompanied by her distinctive finger-picking style.  From winning songwriting competitions she is a staunch supporter of Leith & Edinburgh Folk  clubs and gigs regularly throughout the city
Listen to her music on Soundcloud  

 

 

 

The Trials of Cato   – England & Wales
William Addison (Irish Bouzouki, vocals) Tomos Williams (Guitar, vocals) Robin Jones (Mandolin, vocals)
The Trials of Cato were formed in Beirut, Lebanon in the summer of 2015. They spent a formative year performing traditional music on the Lebanese music scene and developing their sound. Following their debut at Radio Beirut in September 2015, They returned to the UK in the autumn of 2016 and have since recorded their self-titled debut EP, ‘The Trials of Cato.’ Sung in English and Welsh

 

 

The Deadly Winters – Edinburgh
 Christopher Blair, Graeme Chyla, Michael Edie, Christopher Gibson , Fraser Smith.
The Deadly Winters re-define the term ‘folk-rock’, and take you on musical travels through tales of love, pain, sorrow, joy and friendship. Have several EP’s out along their journey entertaining  They gig extensively in Edinburgh and at festivals throughout Scotland and were finalists at the open stage at the Killin Music Festival 2016 which brings them here today
Apologies to The Deadly Winters that the GRCH had to be evacuated during their set
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Colin Hunter –Ayrshire   – Listen Again 
Colin/ Scott/ Siobhan
Singer-songwriter, musician, percussionist and record producer are a few of Colin’s attributes . He has played drums in a electronic rock group and has been busy over the last few years recording, writing and touring festivals with the band as well as writing for TV, film and other artists. He brings two musician pals Scott & Siobhan to play his music and songs for you today.

 

 

 

 

While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments

We wish you all a fantastic festival and look forward to catching up with you along the way

 Any queries  or enquiries regarding the Danny Kyle Open Stage please  contact Liz Clark direct on dkos.info@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Danny Kyle Showcase Opening Concert at Celtic Connections on Friday 20th January 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Showcase Opening  Concert at Celtic Connections on  Friday  20th January  5-7pm

Jan 19, 2017

Danny Kyle Showcase Opening  Concert  at Celtic Connections Friday 20 th  January  5-7 pm

The Finalists  of from last year’s Danny Kyle Open Stage broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Catch Up

 

Not in running order !

 

Bella and The Bear -Stuart Ramage & Lauren Gilmour  Contact     Facebook  Website 
Appearing  at Celtic Connections on
The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall
On 27 th January at The Broadcast
On 3 rd February along with Lewis & Leigh at St Andrews In The Square 
Bella and the Bear craft fairy tales through a fusion of folk storytelling and elements of spoken word. Percussive and rhythmic guitar, intricate harmonies and compelling lyrics combine to create a captivating sound that can hold an audience silent. In their first year together, the band have won Best Newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, have been named Best New Act by Calmac Culture, played across the country, released two EPs and produced their own short film. Their live show is continuing to develop and span across different art forms as they bring their music to life through animation and visual art.

 

QuickAlex Haynes – Guitar / Emma Barr – Mandolin / Willem McKie – Vocals
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 Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-
The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall
On 30 th January Appearing with Special Consensus at GRCH
Also The debut EP ‘This I Know’  will be launched  on the 25 th of February 2017 at Glasgow’s Old Hairdressers!
Quick are a new up and coming folk band who’s first gig together was on the Danny Kyle Open Stage 2016,  drawing inspiration from traditional blugrass music to modernised alternative folk. The folk band diversifies their music with progressive, technical and intricate concepts played through a traditional acoustic instrumentation alongside a heartbeat of honest, pure and original lyrics. Looking to 2017 with an ever growing repertoire of original music and two fantastic gigs to set their year off  and the release of their EP means that it is going to be a very busy year indeed

 

Ross Miller & Charlie Stewart     & Joined by Luc McNally this year ! 
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Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-     

The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall
21 st January along with Leveret at The  National Piping Centre

This exciting new pipe and fiddle duo create a dynamic blend of traditional tunes and songs. Ross and Charlie produce is based around tight tune playing, variations, interweaving harmonies and rhythmic ideas.  Ross is an established competition piper and Pipe Major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. He is studying pipes, Scots song and whistles at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and playing regularly in the newly formed ‘Foot Stompin’ Ceilidh Band’. Charlie is also a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying fiddle and double bass. Other bands he performs with include ‘Dosca’, ‘Levack Stewart Irving’ and ‘Sketch’. They have been gigging steadily throughout the year and also appeared at The Stonehaven Folk Festival back in July as well as Piping Live Not to mention semi finalists in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year award. They are joined on stage with Luc McNally of Dosca & Sketch and many more collaborations

 

 Charly Houston
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Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-      
The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20 th January in The Exhibition Hall
20th January at The Tron Theatre  with Pierce Turner

With a soulful voice and lyrics far beyond her years, Glaswegian Singer Songwriter Charly Houston will have you mesmerised during her live performances. Mixing a blend of traditional folk with modern lyricism, Houston has an onstage presence that screams hard work and professionalism, merging stand-up comedy with heart wrenching and sometimes comedic lyricism, she isn’t one to miss. “One of the best musicians I’ve seen perform at the Fringe this year” – English Lady, Edinburgh Fringe 2015.Over the past 8 years, Charly has worked tirelessly to build up a reputation within the Glasgow music scene, performing in King Tuts  and has supported artists  such as Astronautalis, Mick Hargan, Sinderins (AMWWF), Ren Harvieu, The Diagrams, Hannah Trigwell, Ben Montague and Leddra Chapman. With the launch of her EP Canada on the  14 th January in The Glad Cafe it looks like another buys year for Charly

 

Bella Gaffney
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Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-     
The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall
27 th January at The National Piping Centre with the Ennis Sisters 

Bella Gaffney is a young singer songwriter based in Bradford who first started playing folk music at the Topic Folk Club in Bradford. She has gone on to write her own songs as well as arrangements of traditional tracks and is giging around the smaller festival in England and support slots for established artists. Gigging around Scottish Festival in 2016, she returned to Glasgow in March to play at the CalMac Culture Music final where she was awarded gigs at two festivals – ButeFest and Hebridean Celtic Festival. Bella also plays in an up and coming young folk band called Bric-a-Brac! Her CD of mainly self penned songs, ‘The Clock Didn’t Stop’ has been received with critical acclaim and she is currently recording a new CD for release soon! She has a host of dates already for 2017

 

Northern Company :- New line up this year Sam Mabbett – melodeon / Charlotte Kennedy – fiddle/ James Taylor – Guitar / Michael Biggins – piano / Jacob Bradley /Scott Martin / Eryn Rae /Niamh Boadle
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Not appearing at The Danny Kyle Showcase Friday 20th January in The Exhibition Hall due to being at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Appearing at Celtic Connections on :-
3 rd February at The National Piping Centre with The Pipes, The Pipes ! 

Northern Company are a young and fresh six piece folk ensemble from the north of England- The line-up includes students of traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Newcastle University Folk degree. They play traditional and contemporary folk music from the British isles and beyond. They all met the Folkworks youth summer school and last year, finally made the decision to begin playing as a band! They arrange tunes into exciting sets that show off  different styles and allow room for individual personalities to be heard. and have been gigging around the festivals

 

We wish them all a fantastic festival and look forward to catching up with them.
While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments 

Any queries  or enquiries please  contact Liz Clark direct on dkos.info@yahoo.com

 

Danny Kyle Open Stage Showcase at The Spree in Paisley Friday 21st  Oct 2016

Danny Kyle Open Stage Showcase  at The Spree in Paisley Friday 21st  Oct 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Showcase of The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Friday 21 st October 
Broadcast live on www.celticmusicradio.net   95FM & DAB – from  5-6pm from The Speigletent, Gilmour Street, Paisley

“I would like to thank all those who took part in the Danny Kyle Open Stage – you are ALL WINNERS! The stage is to highlight your talent and to get the music out there! Today we bring you three of the ‘winners’ to showcase their music to the world and Paisley!  To those listening in – make sure you get the word out there to festivals, clubs and promoters of these amazing talented artists” Liz Clark – Producer and presenter of the Danny Kyle Open Stage

 

 

DOPESICKFLY – Glasgow  13901384_1568634453440798_3625112855377516845_n
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Ant Thomaz / Chris Darling /Calum Macrae / Joe Djaelani / Wendy Rae
Met through busking the streets of Glasgow, Scotland with lead singer/poet Ant originally from the States bringing the band together. Ant brings Soulful, Poetic melodies whilst guitarist Chris adds a Malagueñas (Flamenco) flavour with a funk twist. Drummer Calum  adds into the mix his Jazz background, elevating a Neo Soul sound is Joe on bass and to complete the band is Wendy with her Bluesy backing vocals. Formed just a year ago are gigging extensively throughout Glasgow and have recently released their debut album.

 

Eve SutherlandEve Sutherland –Erskin
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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! Where you can literally say she got her ‘big break’ at 9 to set her on her musical journey! Eve has also been writing some of her own material and would hope to get it recorded in the future.

 

Whyte – Glasgow   ross-alasdair
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Ross Whyte & Alasdair Whyte
Ross & Alasdair are collaboration between electronic composer and musician.  The collaboration began as a commission by the organisation Ceòl ‘s Craic to bring together artists from the fields of electronic and traditional music for a live performance.  Taking inspiration from Alasdair’s research interest in 17 th- and 18 th- century Gaelic song and poetry, the duo began working on new ambient electronic arrangements of several rarely-heard songs as well as original compositions.  Their music has drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett. 

Their debut album, ‘Fairich’, will be released on 21 October 2016.
Due to their debut album launch in Aberdeen they will not be performing live on stage tonight!

 

“I would also like to thank Active Events ,Raymond and his team, to Calmy and Shiona on sound, Renfrewshire District Council and of course Ken and Rosie & Allan from Celtic Music Radio and all the CMR team – especially the ‘techies’ and back stage crew who made sure the music got out there” Liz

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

You will be able to listen to all acts  again on Listen Again  

Any enquires please contact Liz Clark at dkos.info@yahoo.com

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Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Tuesday 18th Oct 2016

Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Tuesday 18th Oct 2016

Oct 18, 2016

 

 

Day Five of The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Tuesday 18 th  October
Broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio  95FM & DAB – from  5-6pm from The Speigletent, Gilmour Street, Paisley

 

 

Whyte – Glasgowross-alasdairIs a collaboration between electronic composer and musician, Ross Whyte and Gaelic singer-songwriter, Alasdair Whyte.  The collaboration began as a commission by the organisation Ceòl ‘s Craic to bring together artists from the fields of electronic and traditional music for a live performance.  Taking inspiration from Alasdair’s research interest in 17 th- and 18 th- century Gaelic song and poetry, the duo began working on new ambient electronic arrangements of several rarely-heard songs as well as original compositions.  Their music has drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett.
His debut album, ‘Fairich’, will be released on 21 October 2016.

 

John Thomson – Coatbridge
John is a largely acoustic singer songwriter who cites his influences as everyone from the blues and ragtime legends who are Big Bill Broonzy and Arthur Blake through to British contemporary musicians such as Ralph McTell, Kieran Goss and Scotland’s own Dougie MacLean and American singer songwriters such as James Taylor and Don McLean.  A relative newcomer to performing, John’s precise fingerpicking guitar style compliments his vocal delivery to build a full and generous sound that is well received in the folk clubs and sessions of central Scotland.

 

Jay-Mansfield1-150x150Jay Mansfield –Glasgow
Hailing from Barrhead, a town where nothing much happens, Jay Mansfield’s introduction to music came via the Transformers the Movie soundtrack, his father’s Paul McCartney records, and a Guns ‘n’ Roses tape he’d received in a swap deal involving Bryan Adams’. A number of short-lived bands followed, but the desire to write music and sing in front of strangers means that he’ll always come back to ploughing a long, solo furrow. Inspired by the music of Manic Street Preachers, Doves, Hans Zimmer, and Public Service Broadcasting, he continues to try to work out how you recreate such lush sounds when you’re just one man with his guitar… …and the occasional harmonica.

 

To find out more about Danny Kyle please link to his Memorial Page
You will be able to listen again on Listen Again  

Any enquires please contact Liz Clark at dkos.info@yahoo.com

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Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Monday 17th Oct 2016

Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Monday 17th Oct 2016

Oct 17, 2016

 

 

 

Day Four of The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree Festival in Paisley Monday 17 th  October
Broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 5-6pm from The Speigletent, Gilmour Street, Paisley

 

 

 

westportWestport – Alexandria
Westport is a 3 piece family band.  Play at local acoustic nights and record their versions of the songs at home.  They play a variety of songs and some instrumental tracks “We cover the more traditional songs like The Massacre of Glencoe and The Mingulay Boat Song to songs from artists such as Dougie MacLean, Runrig and The Corries, as well as playing some traditional tunes. We select songs that we feel we can arrange in a way to compliment the line up of the band.”

 

 

 Lorna Jane Gracie – East Kilbide 1896753_499419430177722_751521188_n
Lorna Jane Gracie is a singer songwriter, normally with her partner they make up 50 Shades of Blue.  Her stunning bluesy voice gives depth to well crafted lyrics and has a few ‘political’ songs in there too!  Gigs extensively throughout Scotland attending many a festival and a great supporter of folk clubs and singarounds.

 

 

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 Listen Again  

 

Any enquires please contact Liz at dkos.info@yahoo.com

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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.

 

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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 dkos.info@yahoo.com

 


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