Finalists of the DKOS at The Spree Saturday 18th October

Finalists of the DKOS at The Spree Saturday 18th October

Oct 18, 2014

The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree 2014 comes to an end today, Saturday 18 October, with the Finalists taking part in the concert between 5 and 6.00pm.

 The Spree Festival has been a fantastic 8 days of music, comedy, workshops, talks and pure entertainment.  No more so than at the Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree where 24 entrants took part.

In accordance with the ‘rules’ of The Danny Kyle Open stage, all winners, but out of all the winners we have been given 4 finalists, three of whom will perform again today between 5 and 6.00pm. 

Katee Kross
Katee  a young singer songwriter from Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, currently a second year music student in at Reid Kerr West Clyde College in Paisley and has Katee Krossrecently recorded her debut EP ‘Are You Coming Home’.  She has played at various festivals throughout Scotland this year as well as opening for the American band Red Sky in July.  Her gentle voice carries her insightful words to the wider audience and she can certainly look forward to her future in the music scene.

 

 

 

David nicol David Nicol 
David  is a singer songwriter from Inverclyde; is a seasoned performer supporting musicians such as Justin Townes Earle, Rom Russell and Martin Stepheson, as well as performing in concerts, music festivals and house concerts throughout the UK, USA, Canada and Germany. He is also a member of a well known local band The Lazarenkos. His songwrighting skill tells a vivid story  taking influence from his home town and Scotland. He is in the process of releasing his CD ‘Greenock Road’.

 

Martha L Healy

Martha L Healy
Martha a singer-songwriter from Glasgow who has been singing and performing for several years and has just released her debut EP ‘Better Days’ (Unplugged) which she recorded in Nashville.  While there she also recorded and released a song ‘Healing Winds’ to raise funds for Nashville promoter and presenter Billy Bloc for his cancer treatment, from which he is now clear. Her rich voice brings the song home her style described from folk to country, from Americana to contemporary, in other words appeals to a wide discerning audience.

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Steaven Hillcoat / Gerry Doran /Jon Adams / Jamie McLachlan go to make up this Glasgow based band, they have crafted a unique mixture of experimental rock described as ‘wide screen indie rock’. They have headlined at Manchester Academy, King Tuts, Oran Mor  to name but a few. Their EP will be due for release soon.  Their stunning harmonies and crafted lyrics make sure that this group are more than listened to and are looking forward to gigging extensively in 2015.

The Spiegeltent in Paisley

The Spiegeltent in Paisley

On Behalf of The Danny Kyle Open Stage I wish to thank all those who took part during the last 8 days you are all winners and I look forward to hearing you all in the future.

My Thanks also the the Stage and Sound Crew for all their invaluable help and  for making broadcast possible. 

All performances from the Danny Kyle Open Stage will be available on Catch Up from week commencing Monday 20 October. 

Look forward to seeing you all in January at The Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2015

Liz Clark, Co-Ordinator and Presenter of The Danny Kyle Open Stage.

Live at The Spree Spiegeltent, Paisley tonight at 5.00pm

Live at The Spree Spiegeltent, Paisley tonight at 5.00pm

Oct 4, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM will be broadcasting live from The Spiegeltent in County Square in the very centre of Paisley with the Danny Kyle Open Stage hosted by Liz Clark as part of The Spree – Paisley’s National Festival which is now in its third year, tonight at 5.00pm.

Live broadcasts introduced by Liz Clark weeknights from Monday 13 October to Friday 17 October at 5.00pm to 6.00pm and the Finalist Concert on Saturday 18 October at 5.00 until 6.00pm. 

The Spiegeltent will be back in County Square, Paisley for another year, with action also taking place at other venues in the town centre.
There is another top-notch line-up of music and comedy for folks to enjoy of which the centrepiece musical event will be a one-off collaborationspree between King Creosote, Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, in the stunning setting of Paisley Abbey.
Other musical highlights include a show by Dougie MacLean fresh from his Commonwealth Games closing ceremony performance as well as a Scottish Album of the Year showcase headlined by Young Fathers.
The Spree is brought to you by Renfrewshire Council
Celtic Music Radio at The Spree 2014 with the Danny Kyle Open Stage, until Saturday 18 October at 5.00-6.00pm.

Inverclyde Folk & Roots Festival starts this Sunday, 5 October

Inverclyde Folk & Roots Festival starts this Sunday, 5 October

Sep 21, 2014

The line-up for Inverclyde’s second Scottish Folk & Roots Festival has been confirmed with the 2014 festival running during the weekends from Sunday 5 October to Saturday 15 November.  Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting live from the event featuring the ‘The Session’.

The festival opens with a spectacular concert that received a standing ovation from the sell-out Glasgow Royal Concert Hall audience during Celtic Connections 2014.

“Far, Far From Ypres” is the story of an everyman Scot set in World War 1, brilliantly written and directed by Ian McCalman. The GreenockInverclyde2014a show features a cast of 25 folksingers, with BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson’s wonderful narration linking songs and stories about Jimmy MacDonald from “any village in Scotland”. This powerful show, telling of Jimmy’s recruitment, training, journey to the Somme, and return home, features songs of that era and contemporary songs about WW1. Cameo roles by Davy Nicol and Gordon McKenzie give an Inverclyde dimension to the story.

The festival is delighted to welcome back the spellbinding and evocative Celtic Connections’ evergreen Karen Matheson, recently seen by a worldwide TV audience of 1 billion people performing “Ae Fond Kiss” at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Karen was determined to return to that “wonderful, warm audience” at the Beacon for this year’s festival.

By popular request, two artists who played hugely entertaining sell-out shows last year return –  the high energy and great harmonies of the kings of folk’n’roll, Scocha, and the legendary Alastair McDonald, performing better than at any time in his long career. Tickets for both shows are guaranteed to sell fast again.

A coup for the Studio Theatre is Emily Smith, who has been part of the television Transatlantic Sessions on stage and on tour, as well as headlining her own Celtic Connections shows.

Great shows in The Studio Theatre continue with the Scottish folk music institution of Gaberlunzie; “Where Eagles Fly” soundtrack star Moira Kerr in a great double bill with our own Yvonne Lyon; and a new name to many – Amber Road, whose recent signing of a US recording deal was announced on STV. Catch them here before they embark on a US tour.

Inverclyde2014The increasingly critically acclaimed Yvonne Lyon leads the Inverclyde contingent. Music business legend Bob Harris is now counted amongst her fans, calling her live performance on his radio show “just stunning”.  Yvonne is also a former Celtic Music Radio presenter.

Songwriters John Morgan and Martin Jones, who played in last year’s folk-in-the-round, have the opportunity to showcase their talents to larger audiences by supporting Karen Matheson and Alastair McDonald respectively.

Scocha insisted on The Wherries supporting them again this year at what will be the liveliest concert of the festival, while Lynnie Carson brings her great voice and songwriting skills to complement Emily Smith.

Dave Mac will make an interesting pairing with Amber Road bringing something of an indie folk feel to festival performances. Dave’s list of support credits include Pete Doherty, Chris Helme, Tom Hingley and Nick Harper.

The Session is a new feature, open to new-to-the-festival acoustic performers, subject to programme capacity. Registration details are available in the festival programme – available at The Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay,  Greenock PA15 1HJ or at “Inverclyde’s Scottish Folk & Roots Festival” on Facebook.

The Session will be broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 95 FM and online from 3.00pm on Sunday 5 October introduced by Ross Macfadyen, Liz Clark and Alex Jenkins. 

A support slot to Gaberlunzie at the final concert of the festival will also be up for grabs.

Festival organiser Neil Lochiel said: “With reduced funding this year, ticket prices couldn’t quite be maintained at last year’s level but, with such a great line-up across the generations, it remains a great value for money event”.

CATCH-UP: TFIF live from Òran Mór – John Taylor CD launch

CATCH-UP:  TFIF live from Òran Mór – John Taylor CD launch

Sep 5, 2014

The new CD album Demons and Angels from Wishaw, Lanarkshire singer-songwriter John Taylor was officially launched on Friday 5 September at Òran Mór at the top of Byres Road at Great Western Road in the west end of Glasgow and Thank Folk its Friday with Ross Macfadyen was there to broadcast live the performances of the new album plus guest artists.

john taylor1If you missed this live broadcast from Òran Mór, then go TFIF Catch Up anytime now.

This is John’s fifth studio album with a new collection of songs following in the footsteps of past releases with some stripped back acoustic songs and some with a full band.  This past week, John’s CD has been the Celtic Music Radio Album of the week and it was previously featured on Ross Macfadyen’s Thank Folk its Friday programme when John was a guest and did a live session in studio 1.

jasmineLive on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM – Demons & Angels CD launch at Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road at Byres Road, Hillhead, Glasgow. A seated performance with a few special guests include Jasmine (pictured left) who opened the night plus Vivien Scotson.  Available now at Catch Up anytime for up to 30 days after broadcast.John Taylor cd

Archive listen again selected interviews and sessions

Archive listen again selected interviews and sessions

Aug 29, 2014

Celtic Music Radio has many artists and singer-songwriters that visit our studio base in the centre of Glasgow.  They come in for a chat and perhaps a live session ‘live’ on 95 FM.

If you missed any of these interesting and informative interviews, then visit our Archive Listen Again section of the website.  These interviews an sessions are permanently available and also downloadable.

 

Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby with Bill Morris

Cathtryn Craig s1Prior to playing Live at the Star Club, Glasgow, Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby came into studio 1 live after 5.00pm for a chat and session with presenter Bill Morris on Homeward Bound on Tuesday 12 August 2014 (pictured left).

Cathryn Craig is from Richmond, Virginia, USA and has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter.

Brian Willoughby is originally from Northern Ireland and is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs.

Note: Live at the Star meets at The Admiral Bar basement, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA from 8.00pm every Tuesday.

Stella Reilly in conversation with Colin MacDonald on Folkal Point

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Insights into the musical life and times of talented Scots singer-songwriter Stella Reilly are on offer when Stella came into the Folkal Point studio to chat to Colin MacDonald for the programme on Thursday 17 July 2014.

Just 20, the fair maid of Perth is currently studying psychology at the University of Edinburgh while also pursuing a musical career that first began when she was just 13.

Listen and find out more about Stella Reilly.

 

 

Stewart Fenwick chats to Heather Dickson

Heather dicksonOn Sunday 6 July 2014 edition of Stewart Fenwick’s Celtic Country, Stewart talked live in studio 1 with Heather Dickson, a singer from Fife, who has teamed up with Texan songwriter Terri Sharp, for her new single, “Eventually”.

Heather has recently been in Texas shooting a video for the song, alongside Texas fiddle legend Bobby Flores. Check out the Behind The Scenes video of the shoot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Fenwick with Laura McGhee

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On Stewart Fenwick Country on Sunday 29 June 2014 was his guest Laura McGhee, who has returned ‘home’ to Scotland to re-charge her thoughts on songwriting plus a short home-coming acoustic tour with a stripped down intimate performance of her own material.

Laura, who hails from Monifieth, Angus, has been busy working in Nashville and throughout the USA since 2010.

Listen to what she has been doing recently and her plans for the future.  Visit the Archive Listen Again on the website here.

Glasgow Americana festival 1-5 October 2014

Glasgow Americana festival 1-5 October 2014

Aug 19, 2014

The next big music festival in Glasgow is the Glasgow Americana music festival which runs from Wednesday 1st October to Sunday 5th October 2014 at various venues in Glasgow city centre.

Bill Morris on his ‘Morris’ Mash’ programme on Monday nights at 8.00pm will keep listeners up to date with gigs, artists, interviews and up to date information.

The Glasgow Americana music festival website here has the festival calendar and gig information and how to book tickets for the concerts and sessions.


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