Having a barra of laughs at Perthshire Amber

Having a barra of laughs at Perthshire Amber

Nov 1, 2015

Our latest recruit, DJ Isla Barra, takes part in the wheelbarrow parade at Perthshire Amber.

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Thanks to Sandy and Elaine for keeping Isla company during her first broadcast. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from her…..

Dougie MacLean on Perthshire Amber

Dougie MacLean on Perthshire Amber

Oct 6, 2015

Dougie MacLean OBE talks to Ross Macfadyen about this year’s Perthshire Amber Festival, which takes place from Friday 30th October and Sunday 8th November this year.

Tune in from 8pm on Friday 9th October.

The Perthshire Amber Festival, now in it’s 11th year, is likely to exceed all expectations once again! Scotland on Sunday’s Tom Maxwell commented “Dougie MacLean has created a wee gem of a festival in his home county… a drop of Amber nectar!” This (no longer ‘wee’) 10 day event had approx 10,000 people from 25 countries attending last year and contributed well over £1million to the local economy.

Dougie MacLean has developed a unique festival which shares his inspiring music, celebrates the history and culture of his Perthshire home and showcases its beautiful scenery. The concerts, which welcome high calibre musical guests from Scotland and abroad, are staged in a variety of wonderful venues, from village halls, town halls and a grand concert hall to historic castles and the atmospheric Dunkeld Cathedral.

As well as music from Bella Hardy, Emily Smith, Ross Ainslie Band, Caper, Rura, Dallahan, Karine Polwart, The Wrigley Sisters, Blazin Fiddles, Elliot Morris, The Mae Trio and Dougie himself; the festival has grown into a veritable family affair with dozens of activities to take in the beauty of Autumnal Highland Perthshire.

From The Song Bus, The Wee Bus trips to Photographic and Archaelogical walks to the Amber Autumn Picnic in Dunkeld’s Stanley Hill Park there is literally something for everyone.

royal-dunkeld-hotel-dunkeld_The festival also takes over the Royal Dunkeld Hotel for the 10 days, creating a base of operations and the Wee Festival Hall.

Celtic Music Radio will be at the Wee Festival Hall to broadcast LIVE the Open Mic concerts on Saturday 31st October, Sunday 1st November and Saturday 7th November. You can also hear the Cabaret Amber Concerts Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th November from 5-7 pm LIVE on Celtic Music Radio

Don’t miss our gab with Dougie on Friday from 8pm.

Click here for more details of the Perthshire Amber Festival.

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Featured image of Dougie MacLean by Rob McDougall

7th Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival 25 – 27 September 2015

7th Moniaive Michaelmas  Bluegrass Festival 25 – 27  September 2015

Sep 18, 2015

Moniaive Michaelmas  Bluegrass Festival 25 – 27  September 2015
Now in it’s seventh year The Moniaive Bluegrass Festival has gathered a reputation for being one of the highlights on the Bluegrass Festival calendar in Scotland.  Bringing together local, national and international artists for a weekend of music and fun in this picturesque village which has become a mecca for musicians  all year round from local artists to the Folk Festival and weekend events.

 

Artists Appearing:-
Bluedust (Italy)
The Daddy Naggins (Glasgow)
The Dude Coopers (East Anglia)
The Okefenokee Reunion (Edinburgh)
Red Herring (Netherlands)
The Corn Potato String Band (USA)
North Atlantic Project (Scotland)
Legs Lavens Appalachian Clog Dancers  

The Daddy Naggins

The Daddy Naggins

 

Cornpotatio String Band

Cornpotatio String Band

 

Bluedust

Bluedust

 

 

 

 

 

 
Events will be held in the Moniaive Memorial Institute & Campsite will be open from Thursday 24- am  Monday 28.
On The Saturday there Will also be an ‘Open Mix’ – combination of Open Mic and festival bands – in the Craigdarroch Arms Hotel

 

While correct at time of printing please check their website for any amendments or alterations or ticket availability
See you there! Liz 

Mike Denver Competition on Sounds Irish (Mon 10pm till Midnight)

Mike Denver Competition on Sounds Irish (Mon 10pm till Midnight)

Sep 8, 2015

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Celtic Music Radio’s Sounds Irish in conjunction with the Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser is proud to announce that we have two pairs of tickets to give away for Mike Denver’s upcoming concert in Airdrie Town Hall on Friday 18th September.

To enter the competition to win the tickets to see what promises to be a fantastic gig answer this question:
Mike Denver is a country singer from the Republic of Ireland, what is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland?

Send your answers with contact details to: competition@celticmusicradio.net

The winners will be drawn on Monday 14th September on Sounds Irish on Celtic Music Radio. The show starts at 22.00BST (GMT+1).

34 th Kirriemuire Traditional Music and Song Festival 4th – 6th September 2015

34 th Kirriemuire Traditional Music and Song Festival 4th – 6th September 2015

Sep 4, 2015

This weekend sees the 34 Kirriemuir Festival of Music & Song.  A family friendly festival one of the original traditional festivals of the TMSA (Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland ) from competitions and workshops to the cream of Scottish traditional music artists. 

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While information is correct at time of printing, please check with the festival in case of changes and alterations to programme 

Artists Appearing :-
 The Peatbog Faries /George & Stuart Davidson/ Ian Kinnear /Joyce Ramsay & George Borthwick / Skirdechal / Angus Folk / Jim Taylor / Jim Bainbridge / Margaret Bennett /Steve Byrne / David Corner & Eddie Wallace / Moira Stewart / Joe Aitken / Angus Strathspey & Reel / Forfar Instrumental Band

Friday 4  

Opening Concert Airlie Arms, St Malcolms Wynd 8:30
Angus Strathspey & Reel Society/ Jim Bainbridge/ Margaret Bennett/  Steve Byrne/ David Corner & Eddie Wallace/ George & Stewart Davidson/ Ian Kinnear/ Joyce Ramsay & George Borthwick/  Moira Stewart.
MCs: Joe Aitken & Jim Taylor

Saturday 5

Competitions Kirk in the morning
10:30am  Fiddle Junior, Senior, Local, J.F. Dickie Cup
11:30am Accordion Junior, Senior, Local
Followed by :-
Ceilidh Band follows accordion
Instrumental Pairs follows ceilidh band

Kirk Hall in the morning/afternoon Starts 11am
Men’s Singing Junior, Senior
Women’s Singing Junior, Senior Singing classes are run together
Bothy Ballad (alternating between men & women)
Local Singer to let folk hear all the singing
Novice Singer

Kirk Hall in the afternoon Starts 1pm
Mouthorgan Jews Harp follows mouthorgan
Tin Whistle follows jews harp
Melodeon follows tin whistle
Concertina follows melodeon
Oral Whistle follows concertina
Diddling follows oral whistle

Storytelling Junior, Senior Starts 2:30pm
Poetry under 8, 9 – 12, 13 -15, Senior follows storytelling

Prizewinners Concert  Kirk Hall  7 – 9pm

Concert Bowling Club  7:30
Angus Folk  / Jim Bainbridge / Steve Byrne / David Corner & Eddie Wallace / George & Stewart Davidson / Ian Kinnear / Joyce Ramsay & George Borthwick / Moira Stewart
MC Jim Taylor

Concert – Town Hall 7:30
The Peatbog Faries

Concert Airlie Arms, St Malcolms Wynd 9:15pm
 Jim Bainbridge/ Margaret Bennett / Steve Byrne/ David Corner & Eddie Wallace/ George & Stuart Davidson/  Ian Kinnear/  Joyce Ramsay & George Borthwick / Skirdechal / Moira Stewart
MC Joe Aitken

 Singaround & Chorus Cup – Masonic Hall 11pm BYOB

Sunday 6

Thistle Club Concert Kirrie Thistle Club, Westview Park 2pm
Performers include: Jim Bainbridge/ Margaret Bennett / Steve Byrne/  David Corner & Eddie / Wallace, George & Stuart Davidson/  Ian Kinnear/  Joyce Ramsay & George Borthwick/ Moira Stewart/ Joe Aitken/ Jim Taylor

Farewell Concert Ceilidh Airlie Arms, St Malcolms Wynd 8pm
Featuring surviving guests!

Sessions throughout the weekend!

See you there ! Liz 

Peatbog Faries

Peatbog Faries

Steve Byrne

Steve Byrne

Joe Aitken

Joe Aitken

Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor

Tønder Folk Festival Denmark 27th – 30th August 2015

Tønder Folk Festival Denmark 27th – 30th August 2015

Aug 18, 2015

Looking forward to the Tønder Folk Festival once again 27 -30 August. As well as their stunning home grown talent, they bring in artists from the rest of Europe  – Scotland / England / Ireland / Sweden and Norway /The Netherlands / Spain –  As well as from Canada / USA . This festival is only 41 years young ! bring on the music!

 

 

 

Artists Appearing at the Festival  –   (While correct at time of printing please check with the festival for any changes or alterations)

AAdam Holmes & The Embers 
Allan Taylor 
Band Battle New Orleans Style(USA, DK) – Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns  , and King James & The Special Men  . – (DK) Neanders ;Tuesday Night Brass Band along with Peter Marrot /Bjarke Nikolaisen /Ola Åkerman  Johan Bylling Lang/Mads Mathias/ Henry Silver / Esben Duus/ Søren Frost.
Bellowhead 
Canadian Afternoon – with Cape Breton: Troy MacGillivray  , Allan Dewar , Marion Dewar  , Jake Charron , Andrea Beaton , Kinnon Beaton  , Betty Lou Beaton  , Kendra MacGillivray  , JJ Chaisson ,Sabra MacGillivray and The East Pointers  .
Danú 
Dreamers’ Circus & The Danish String Quartet  
Eleanor Shanley 
Fara

Folk Spot once again showcasing the Danish talented musicians –Erlend Viken Trio  (NO)/Ida Wenøe  & The Silver Chords /Jansberg / Lukkif / M.C. Hansen Northern Assembly  / Phønix 

Baltica Enbsamble
Folkeklubben 
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar 
Hans Theessink 
Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard Band 
Hot Rize
Jocob Dinesen 
John Prine 
Jonah Blacksmith 
Kathryn Tickell & The Slide
Keppa Junkera 
King James & The Special Men 
La Bouttine Souriante 
Lynn Miles 
Maja & David 
Mames Babegenush 
Mànran 
Mary Guthrie 
Meschiya Lake & The Little Bighorn 
Mike Andersen 
Niels Hausgaard 
Poul Krebs & Venner 
Richard J Dobson 
Richard Thompson 
ROD 
Ron Kavana 
Rura 
Sheesham, Lotus & Son 
Skerryvore  
Spiro 
Sturghill Simpson 
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin 
The Barra MacNeils 
The Bros Landreth 
The East Pointers 
The Great Malarkey 
The Hot Seats 
The Lone Bellow 
The Sexican 
The Stray Birds 
The Wallin’ Jennys
The Wood Brothers 
Three Tall Pines 
Townes Van Zandt Tribute Concert – with Hans Theessink / J.T. Van Zandt / Butch Hancock/ Richard J. Dobson / Chris Smither / Mary Guthier
Usher’s Island – 

See you all there! Auntie Liz 

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Skerryvore

Skerryvore

 

Adam Holmes and The Embers

Adam Holmes and The Embers

Fara

Fara

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Rura

Rura

 

 


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