Catch Up: Perthshire Amber Saturday afternoon session live

Catch Up: Perthshire Amber Saturday afternoon session live

Oct 31, 2014

Perthshire Amber – The Dougie MacLean Festival ends this weekend which includes a live broadcast on Celtic Music Radio on Saturday 1 November from 12 noon until 5.00pm.

It is the second weekend of the 2014 Perthshire Amber festival and at Amber Central, the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld in HighlandAmber Central 2014 Perthshire, Ross Macfadyen and Liz Clark will be live from this afternoon’s Perthshire Amber Open Mic Session. 

Artists performing live on the ‘Wee Festival Stage’ at Amber Central in Dunkeld will be: David Swann; Trevor Appleton The Keystone Project; Mary Kathleen Burke; Stephanie Manns; Zoe Bestel; For One Night Only; Davie Anderson; Adrian Nation; Chris Greve; Caraidean; David Nicol; Carron Anderson; Georgia Gordon and Just Singin’ plus in reserve Kirsty Bromley and also Les Santangeli.

Perthshire Amber Open Mic Saturday Session, 1 November from 12 noon to 5.00pm with Ross Macfadyen and Liz Clark and hosted on stage by Ewen Sutherland.

Live from Perthshire Amber – Cabaret Amber 5-7.00pm

Live from Perthshire Amber – Cabaret Amber 5-7.00pm

Oct 26, 2014

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM is live from the Cabaret Amber concerts starting on Monday 27 October at 5.00pm at the 2014 Perthshire Amber festival based at Amber Central, the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire.

Cabaret Amber is the Monday to Thursday early evening festival club and is broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 95 FM and online and all mobile devices including tune-in on smart phones.

It is a place to gather and enjoy some fine music, to meet up with other festival goers and compare the days activities or plan the night ahead.irenie rose

The venue is the Wee Festival Hall at Amber Central, otherwise known as upstairs at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel from 5.00-7.00pm and is hosted by Perthshire Amber favourites Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan who will introduce you to some of the great emerging talents on the scene today as well as some of their own musical friends.

Monday 27 October at 5.00pm features from Ireland, Kate O’Callaghan; from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis Miss Irenie Rose (pictured right) and from Fife, The Coaltown Daisies.

Live from Perthshire Amber festival 2014

Live from Perthshire Amber festival 2014

Oct 19, 2014

This is the 10th year of the Perthshire Amber festival and the Dunkeld based festival promises once again to be full of wonderful concerts featuring the finest of Scotland’s musical talent as well as some international guests.

Celtic Music Radio 95 FM will be broadcasting live from Amber Central at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel in Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire for the Saturday afternoon Open Mic Sessions and also the daily Carbaret Amber Concerts at Amber Central in Dunkeld and it all starts on Saturday 25 October live from Dunkeld at 12 noon until 5.00pm.

The Perthshire Amber venues are as special as ever, ranging from the prestigious Perth Concert Hall to town halls and tiny village halls, from atmosphericPerthshire Amber poster castles to historic Dunkeld Cathedral and even including an iron age Crannog on Loch Tay – there are 25 venues in all in 2014.

Dougie Ross interviewThe festival is always evolving, and do remember it began as just a weekend of concerts, and this year, Dougie says he is thrilled to have been chosen as one of the funded events for Homecoming Scotland 2014.

Dougie MacLean says: “We’ll be bringing you some very special concerts and events to celebrate Homecoming Scotland 2014, the 10th anniversary of Perthshire Amber and my 40th year as a touring musician!”

There is another opportunity to listen to the chat that Ross Macfadyen had with Dougie MacLean about Perthshire Amber tonight, Sunday 19 October at 10.00pm to 12 midnight.

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.

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”.

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