Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 3  at Celtic Connections Monday 23 January  5-7 pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 3  at Celtic Connections Monday 23 January  5-7 pm

Jan 23, 2017

 

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

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The Step Brothers – John Neil-Rice and Nicky Ferguson. 
Their smooth acoustic sound with heartwarming melodies and vocal harmonies pays homage to the likes of Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. Their Scottish heritage shines through in their music incorporating many of the traditional qualities they have grown up with. It is real homegrown music from the soul of two young men with an immense love and appreciation for the art of song-writing. They supported The Sisterhood at Oran Mor 2016

 

 

 

The Ambers – Jim Holland & Adam Smith
The Ambers are Jim Holland and Martin Smith. Martin and Jim played in a band together in the early 80s but went their separate ways when the band broke up. A chance meeting at a wedding some 30 years later and they decided to form an acoustic duo focusing on their songwriting. The Ambers have recently released their first EP ‘Ashes in the Sand’ on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon & YouTube

 

 

Martin Jones – Greenock 
Martin is a singer songwriter who took to the guitar at an early age and one of the last young artists to be mentored and encouraged by Danny himself. Martin studied for a time in Spain  and has honed his songwriting  and music to celebrate among other things his home town ‘sugertown’ / Greenock and is much in demand at local events also at festivals far and wide and of course on the DKOS.

 

 

 

 

 

Deni Smith  – Fife/ Glasgow 
After gigging relentlessly around the kingdom of Fife, Deni steps into the studio and takes time to hone in on her recorded sound before making a move to Glasgow to further her music career. Deni celebrated the release of her debut single “Bring Back the Sun” with a sold out Single Launch party in her hometown of Dunfermline on the 14th of August. As well as giging at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, performing on the Free Range Folk Stage.

​In November, Deni toured with Scottish Music Centre alumi Hit the Road where she headlined her hometown, Dunfermline’s PJ Molloys.

 

 

Eriska –Glasgow  
Medeleine Stewart – Fiddle /Aileen Sweeney – Accordion /Dario Palazzo – Guitar / Julian Pombo – Bass
Gavin Paterson – Drums
Eriska are
 a six-piece Glasgow-based folk band established in 2016. The band’s lineup includes members from the traditional music, jazz and classical courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The members draw upon their disparate backgrounds and combine rock, jazz and folk styles to create a unique sound using both traditional tunes and band members’ original compositions. With musicians from Argentina, Italy and the USA as well as Scotland, they blend many musical traditions together to make a fresh kind of Scottish music. Having played at festivals including Celtic Connections, Boston Celtic Music Festival, the National Fete de la Musique and Piping Live, the individual members bring together plenty of performing experience and energy.

 

 

 

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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 Open Stage at Celtic Connections on Sunday 22nd January 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections on  Sunday 22nd  January  5-7pm

Jan 22, 2017

 

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 2  at Celtic Connections Sunday 22  January  5-7 pm

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

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Jo Philby and Elaine Grevie –  Orkney  – Listen Again

For 2016 Jo Philby returns with a streamlined line up, concentrating on the core elements that have characterised the quality output from this popular Orkney based singer/songwriter. Now in a very popular duo with Orcadian born Elaine are out there gigging and can often be seen performing throughout Orkney and regularly appears at Orkney Folk Festival & St Magnus international Festival. Jo has two albums out in her own right and last year and EP containing songs written by Jo and Elaine.

 

 

 


Paper Cranes
– Beckah Lloyd   Jon Dawes – Barrow in Furnace   Listen Again 

A folk duo from the South of the Lake District; Paper Cranes capture the intimacy of a campfire jam with the energy to fill a venue, like a baked potato with melted cheese and tuna. They’re wholesome and leave you with a warm feeling in your belly They are gigging at  festivals such as Kendal Calling and Beatherder and a number of smaller festivals all over the UK.  Listen on Soundcloud 

 

 

 

The Boy With The Lion Head  – The Borders   Listen again 
David Reid –  Vocals/Guitar ; John Findlay – Guitar ; Alistair Clarkson – Bass Guitar Rob Wood – Vocals/Keys ; Angus Hamilton – Drums  
The Boy with the Lion Head is a five piece from the Scottish Borders that play indie post rock. They combine raw edged, Scottish tongued vocals with intricately layered atmospheric sounds to create catchy chorus driven songs that are delivered as passionately told true stories. In 2015 the band released a self recorded acoustic EP ‘The Ebb and Flow’ to greater success than expected.

 

 

Eve Sutherland – Renfrewshire  Listen Again
Eve Sutherland, a young teenage singer songwriter and guitarist. Who has been playing since she was 9 We first saw her as Danny Kyle finalist at the Spree Festival in Paisley in 2016. She is honing her stage craft and we will be seeing more of her in the future

 

 

 

Balter – Newcastle Upon Tyne    Listen Again 
Heather Ferrier – accordion / clog dance; Holly Clarke – guitar /vocals; Anna Hughes – fiddle/vocals ; Imogen Bose-Ward  – fiddle/vocals
Balter are a four-piece all female band playing contemporary and traditional music as well as selfpenned tunes and songs. Playing a combination of Scottish and own compositions, with influences from each member’s musical background. Balter’s style approaches their arrangements with a fresh and unique force. Blowing the dust off traditional repertoire through music song and dance, they give the material a new lease of life; achieving driven, high energy and sensitive arrangements.

 

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 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

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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  –   Listen Again 
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 – Listen Again 
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      Listen  Again – briefly!
 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 Listen again in archive – links below.

 

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.  Listen again in archive 

 

QuickAlex Haynes – Guitar / Emma Barr – Mandolin / Willem McKie – Vocals
Contact  Facebook  Website 
 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   Listen again in archive 

 

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  Listen again in archive

 

 Charly Houston
Contact  Facebook Website
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. Listen again in archive

 

Bella Gaffney
Contact Facebook Website
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 Listen again in archive

 

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

 

Festival Fling 2-4pm Sat 31st with Skipinnish from Killin FF 2016

Festival Fling 2-4pm Sat 31st with Skipinnish from Killin FF 2016

Dec 31, 2016

Festival Fling on the final Saturday of the year brings you Skipinnish from the Killin Music Festival of 2016
So if you were unable to get into their live gig last night in Killin listen to them from back in the summer and the first year of the new Killin Music Festival 

 

 

 

The comeback to the Festival Circuit of the renowned Killin Music Festival  in 2016 was welcomed by one and all.  (16-18  th June 2017  )A fantastic weekend of music for their first year back was full on.
Once of the bands who kicked up a storm was Skipinnish – with a debut new line up including for the first time Norrie MacIver and  back the wonderful fiddler the renowned Archie McAllister gives us two fantastic sets – just the right note for an early Hogmanay Party on Celtic Music Radio!
Angus MacPhail and Andrew Stevenson met while studying at what is now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and originally formed the band with a mission to champion classic Scottish Highland West Coast music.
They built a solid reputation as a musical powerhouse over several years with their exhilarating live performances that set audience’s feet stomping in venue after venue.
With well-received  release of their stunning 2014 CD Western Ocean to add to  their previous releases and new music in the pipeline they are a group not  to be missed!
The line up consists of Angus MacPhail on accordion, Andrew Stevenson on bagpipes / whistles, Norrie MacIver on lead vocals, Jonathan Gillespie on Keyboard, Alasdair Murray on pipes and drums and drummer Rory Grindlay.

Have a fantastic Hogmanay! Don’t forget to join Gordon and I on our Hogmanay show 10 pm till 1 am in 2017!

See you at the place !

Happy New Year!
Auntie Liz

Festival Fling Sat 17th December – Paul McKenna Band concert & John Renbourn concert

Festival Fling Sat 17th December – Paul McKenna Band concert & John Renbourn concert

Dec 17, 2016

Festival Fling Sat 17 December brings you Paul McKenna Band  from the Moniave Folk Festival 2016 and a tribute to John Renbourn , his concert of 2014 at The Acoustic Music Centre in Edinburgh – an integral part of The Edinburgh Festival every year 

 

 

 

In 2015 they had a years residency in Walt Dissnae – sorry  – Walt Disney World – where they shared dressing rooms with a host of characters, yes ‘real’ characters right off the Disney page.   They are now thankfully back in the real world in Scotland and have had a busy year touring / writing and recording.  Paul has also undertaken a solo tour this year and another in the spring. (Check his Facebook Page  for up and coming dates) Paul also recently dropped into the studio to see our Gordon Hotchkiss – you can hear that interview again on   Catchup  Hour 1 Hour 2  Hour 3!
In this their 10 th anniversary year, the Band released their stunning 4 th  CD “Paths That Wind” back in April which they took on a very successful tour and were once again back at The Moniaive Folk Festival where today’s concert was recorded
 Some tour dates for the diary:- 
Paul McKenna Band Tour Dates 2017
6 May  De Lantaern – Nieuwegein
10 May Schloss Trebsen – Trebsen
13 May Nurenberg Folk Club

The Moniaive Folk Festival Next years date 6 -8 th May 2017
My thanks once again to the Committee and volunteers at the Moniaive Folk Festival for making me most welcome once again .

To John Weatherby and Kris Korn of Soundsense for recording of the festival – my grateful thanks!


The second concert today is a John Renbourn Concert recorded at The Acoustic Music Centre in Edinburgh in 2014 – John sadly passed away in 2015 and I have been much requested to play this concert again. So in memory of a musical great, gentleman and much missed man please enjoy his music.

You can listen again to these concerts on Tuesday 20th 10- midnight


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