Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Monday 30th Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Monday 30th   Jan 5-7pm

Jan 30, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 10 Monday 30 Jan
Danny Kyle Open Stage is broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Archive
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Trip  – Based in Glasgow   – Listen Again 
Tiernan Courell/ Isla Callister / Michael Biggins / Mairi Maclennan? Craig Baxter / Rory Matheson 
Are a new six-piece folk band based in Glasgow. All in their first year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, TRIP are at the forefront of the vibrant traditional music scene that is thriving in the city and beyond. Their combination of melodies from Newcastle accordionist Michael Biggins, Sligo flautist Tiernan Courell, Manx fiddler Isla Callister, and Lewis singer Mairi Maclennan, with versatile accompaniment of fellow Scots Rory Matheson (piano) and Craig Baxter (bodhran), produces an energetic and driven sound that encompasses music from all corners of the countries from which they hail. TRIP hope to hit the ground running in 2017 with their debut performance at the prestigious Celtic Connections supporting Atlas, festival and in the final of Hands up for Trad ‘Battle of the Folk Bands’ competition to name just a few.

 

Josiah & Ludwig Based in Glasgow –        Listen Again 
Harry Gorski-Brown / Andrew Herrington
Emerging from their respective dwellings across Scotland’s central belt, Josiah & Ludwig are a folk duo, brand new to the contemporary traditional music scene. The Glasgow based two-piece consists of the adventurous, Harry “Ludwig” Gorski-Brown on the fiddle, and his trusty counterpart, Andrew “Josiah” Herrington on the guitar. These two musicians started playing together in the latter part of 2016, when they began writing material and developing their sound. Josiah & Ludwig draw from a rich blend of influences to fashion together a refreshing concoction of genre and style, which is a colourful contribution to the traditional Scottish music scene.

 

Michael McGovern  – Glasgow   – Listen Again 
Glasgow born singer songwriter in the folk/ folk rock scene also has a group The Moonshine and can been seen gigging locally. He is now hopeing to take his music further afield and will be gigging in and around Scotland. He has his music on sounclould and hope to be recording and posting even more in the future.

 

 

 

 


Martin Kerr & Christine Hanson – Canada & Glasgow – Listen Again
Often compared to the best of the 1970 troubadours – Cat Stevens, James Taylor, John Denver – Martin Kerr’s anthemic modern-folk connects with listeners of all ages. In true folk tradition, he takes his music to the people wherever he can. Starting at farmer’s markets, and offering CDs from his guitar case, his independently released albums have sold 17,000 copies and counting. Raised by Scots parents in England, he has travelled to 35 countries, and is now settled in Canada.  Cellist Christine Hanson is a fixture at Celtic Connections, playing with leading lights including Eddi Reader and Bruce MacGregor. Also a Scot in Canada, she has been playing and recording with fellow emigrant Martin Kerr for the last 3 years. Classically trained but eclectic in her musical explorations, music has taken Christine from touring Canada’s High Arctic with a tango trio to playing traditional music in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

 

 

Emma Lusby – Ireland/ Liverpool  –
Currently studying and playing in Liverpool, Emma has performed at Baltic States Folk Festival (Latvia), Stendhal Festival of Art (Ireland’s Best Small Festival) & Liverpool Irish Festival, to name a few. Also working on a musical project to be released early 2017.  The project is an innovative approach to bring Irish traditional songs and stories to today’s audiences.

 

 

 

 

 

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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Sunday 29th Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Sunday 29th  Jan 5-7pm

Jan 30, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 9 Sunday 29  Jan 
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The Rowies   – Aberdeenshire   – Listen Again 
The Rowies are a young up and coming band based in Aberdeenshire.  In spite of their ages, the eldest is 16 and the other three are 14 years old, this does not restrict their impressive musicianship. They play traditional material in an exciting, tight and driving way, producing all arrangements themselves with the band working closely together.  They also perform some of their own compositions and songs.  Soaring instrumentals on fiddle (Andrew) and guitar (Arthur) are grounded and enhanced by Stuart’s strong and persuasive percussion.  Ellie sings traditional bothy songs adding a new twist with her captivating and soulful voice supported by the boys’ instrumentals. They are all passionate about traditional music and faithful, knowledgeable followers of the current trad scene. Since forming in September 2016 the band have had a busy time and to date have notched up support gigs to Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Rant and at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen, The Crooked Brothers (Canada) and the most exciting to date: the Old Blind Dogs, both at Glenbuchet Hall.

 

Project Albin –  Manchester –        Listen Again 
Albin – Vocals/Keys ;Ali – Vocals/Guitars/Bass ;Romano – Drums/Guitars/Bass ;Damian – Guitars/Bass
The group consists of three members performing an acoustic prog rock album called Pastels .
The album has been performed in 2016 on various occasions such as festivals, art exhibitions, charity events, album concerts and gigs across UK and Europe, and recently it was also played on Red Shift Radio during a  show about prog rock.

 

 

 

 

Carma – Nairn       Listen Again 
Carmen Beaton / Kenna Ross
Carma are a young female duo from the Highlands who play originals in a modern folk style. The girls Carmen Beaton (vocalist/ukulele) and Kenna Ross (pianist/backing vocals) met at North Highland College studying music a few years ago when they were just 17 years old. During the first year at college they formed their first band named Almostfolk.

 

 

 

 

 

Velvet & Stone – Devon      Listen Again  
Lara Snowdon/ Rich Crossley / Kathryn Themlett / Barry Muir
The band have had a very successful year, following the launch of their first EP in April 2016. They’ve played to critical acclaim at both Cambridge and Sidmouth Folk Festivals in addition to a range of other festivals and venues. The band are passionate about promoting Celtic and Folk music and regular do so through live gigs across their native South West.

 


Hugh Kelly
– Glasgow   Listen Again 

Hugh Kelly is an Alt.Blues/Soul singer songwriter, based in Glasgow. 
He released his debut EP in Feb 2016. The Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman both featured him as their ‘Artist of the Week’ at the end of Feb. He was selected as ‘single of the week’ in March on BBC Radio Scotland’s Janice Forsyth Show, highlighted as one of Jim Gellatly’s top picks for April in The Sun newspaper & featured as one of the ‘Fresh Faves’ on Tom Robinson’s show.

 

 

 

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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Saturday 29th Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 at Celtic Connections Saturday 29th Jan 5-7pm

Jan 29, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 8 Saturday 27  Jan 
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David Grub & The High Rise Band – Fife  –  Listen Again
David Grubb/ Corben Lee /Daniel Whitting / Anna Perry / Jon Reynolds
“Emotionally charged and touching… Highly melodious, appealingly catchy, even hypnotic at times” (The Living Tradition).  David Grubb’s unique brand of composition amalgamates folk, jazz, blues and classical, all underpinned by his Scottish traditional roots.  David – on fiddle and mandolin – along with his High Rise Band, bring together an array of seemingly disparate musical elements.  From a riot of galloping beats and strings, to melancholic, reflective and haunting melodies the next, the music weaves and wanders a remarkable journey through imagined soundscapes.  David’s critically acclaimed debut title ‘High Rise’ – released in 2014 – was described as “an album of wondrous beauty” (Folk Radio UK).  Always pushing musical boundaries, he is currently working on new material for a follow up album.

 

 


Miss Irenie Rose  – Isle of Lewis      Listen Again

From the Isle of Lewis, an island dear to her heart and her music. Brought up with lots of music in the house and in 2010 started to lear the guitar and has never looked back. Has played in and around the UK, in Sweden, Belgium and Austria, support ‘amazing artist’, playin festivals and getting  to be on radio and TV!

 

 

 

 

 

Madam Tsunami   – Aberdeen    – Listen Again
Adam Usmani / Coralie Usmani / Innes Cardno / Stewart Watson
Madam Tsunami’s second album ‘Long Way From Home’ is due to be released February 2017.Recorded to mark their relocation from Auckland, New Zealand to Aberdeen in Scotland, the album touches on themes of nostalgia, getting older, new beginnings and yearning for home. Husband and wife duo Adam Usmani (guitar/vocals) and Coralie Usmani (fiddle/vocals) are joined by Scottish musicians Innes Cardno (guitar/mandolin) and Stewart Wilson (double bass) to create songs flavoured with the musical language of Scotland, but delivered with a decidedly kiwi accent.

 

 

Sally Simpson & Catriona Hawskworth   – Kilwinning  –  Listen Again
Sally Simpson and Catriona Hawksworth form a striking and dynamic fiddle and piano duo playing repertoire from the Scottish traditions alongside new compositions. Their music is primarily influenced by Scottish music whilst also incorporating elements of traditions from further afield. Their sound is intimate and personal, focusing on the link between the two musicians, making full use of dynamics and textures, whilst respecting the traditions from which their music is taken.Sally and Catriona have played together for many years having coincidently followed similar musical paths.  Both musicians began playing at a young age, learning classical as well as folk and traditional music. They then developed their playing at the RSAMD Junior Academy, followed by some time studying at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton.

 

 

Harry Harris – Edinburgh –   Listen Again 
Harry Harris is an award winning songwriter from Wales, currently based in Edinburgh, who has drawn acclaim for his rich storytelling ability and his powerful voice. In the past he has shared the stage with fantastic songwriters such as Anais Mitchell, John Smith, Kris Drever and Eric Taylor. Signed to Wild Sound Recordings, his last album Songs About Other People was called “reflective, thoughtful, and wonderfully realised” by Spiral Earth, “fresh and interesting” by Insurgent Country, “the emergence of a significant songwriting talent” by FATEA Magazine, and was named The Telegraph’s Folk Album of the Year in 2015, getting a 5 star review. FATEA Magazine also named The Ballad of Ronnie Radford as Track of the Year. Now based in Edinburgh full time Harry is preparing to go into the studio for a third album in 2017.

 

 

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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 7 at Celtic Connections Friday 27th Jan Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 7 at Celtic Connections  Friday 27th Jan  Jan 5-7pm

Jan 27, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 7 Friday 27  Jan 
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DopeSickFly    – Glasgow    Listen Again 
Ant /Wendy/Chris / Jow / Calum
Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Soul, Rock, Poetic, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk. With lead singer/poet Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum macrae with his Jazz background, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy Rae, DopeSickFly truly emanates a new refreshing alive sound. There’s a confidence and power to the band’s live set that at times can be mesmerising. The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Funk Rock Hybrid known as Dopesickfly project an upbeat feel good vibe inviting everyone to join in with catchy hooks and to dance their hearts out. Dopesickfly are encouraging & sing of life, connecting to all ages of people; making music for people!

 


Callum / Connor / Fergus   Listen Again
Callum – Bodhran & Banjo / Connor- Bagpipes, Smallpipe & whistle Fergus – Guitar & Mandolin
Have all played individually from a young age but only formed as a trio last year. They took part in the Killin Music Festival in 2016 and were enthusiastically received by the festival crowd. Mainly from the tradition but are putting their own individual stamp on it!

 

 

Ellie Ford – Gairloch – Listen Again 
Ellie is an alternative folk artist whose music is understated and utterly absorbing.Elie ford has raw charm as a solo performer, using her concert harp as accompaniment to her stylistic and sultry voice. Taking influence from a range of genres and mixing classical instrumentation with modern songwriting and powerful lyricism, Ellie Ford has a uniqueness that sets her apart from many other musicians in her genre.  2016 saw the release of Ford’s debut album ‘The Other Sun’ (Hidden Trail Records) and gigged extensively last year. She is currently residing in the Scottish Highlands writing her second album (release in Oct 2017) and will be touring the UK and Europe extensively in 2017.

 

 


Amer/ Hawksworth / Munro
– Kilwinning  – Listen Again 
This newly established trio brings three distinct musicians into a fresh collaboration. Together, they craft original compositions that flow organically whilst affording the listener breathing space.  Individually, the group come from Scottish traditional music backgrounds, but here the harmony and structure is lent from more modern influences. The music is characterised throughout with a tasteful restraint, and a minimalist compositional style that utilises motifs, riffs and thematic development. All three members of the group are from the Central Belt of Scotland. They recorded their debut EP, Confluence, with Angus Lyon at Grans House, and released it in December 2016.

 

 

 

Jane Gilbert  – Edinburgh  –  Listen Again 
Jane’s music reflects that of early 70’s acoustic folk. She writes raw, stripped back songs, which highlight her pure, haunting and ethereal style of singing.  Her self titled debut EP was released and launched to a sold out audience  in Feb 2016. Jane has gigged extensively including the Great Escape Festival and Sofar Sounds Brighton. Jane has now relocated back to her hometown, Edinburgh.  Jane began touring in Europe late last year and has performed at a number of venues across France, Germany and the Czech Republic including cities such as Berlin, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dresden and Prague. Her most recent summer tour finished with a show at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in July of this year. With the new addition of Lucy McIlroy Miller on violin and backing vocals, Jane is now preparing to go back into the studio to work on the follow up to her debut EP. 

 

 

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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 6 at Celtic Connections Thursday 26th Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 6 at Celtic Connections  Thursday 26th  Jan 5-7pm

Jan 26, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 6   Thursday 26  Jan 
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WHɎTE               Listen Again
Alasdair Whyte and Ross Whyte
Emerging Gaelic electronica duo released their debut album, Fairich as part of Sound Festival in Aberdeen on 21 October 2016.  Each from very different musical backgrounds (ambient electronica and traditional Gaelic), their songs have drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett.  Following several successful live performances throughout Scotland and radio play on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Travelling Folk’, WHɎTE secured funding from Creative Scotland to record their debut release.  Fairich was recorded in the late summer of 2016 at the University of Aberdeen and in a cave beneath Dunnottar Castle and features a selection of arrangements of rarely-heard 17th 8th century Gaelic songs as well as original compositions. Also Finalists on the DKOS at The Spree 2016

 

 

Steve Grozier                     Listen Again 

Steve Grozier is a Scottish alt-country singer/songwriter based in Glasgow, Scotland. His style is “reminiscent of Ryan Adams or Ray Lamontagne.” Released debut EP Take my Leave in 2016 and is Currently recording his next EP.
“The music Grozier produces is warm and beautiful, invoking the alt country ghosts of Whiskeytown and Jay Farrar’s Son Volt.

 

 

 

 

Sylvie McFarlane and David Brown –Motherwell            Listen Again 
Sylvie and David have been writing and recording their own songs on and off for a numbers of years and playing gigs in and around Glasgow. Last year they released an EP and an album called “Life” and plan another EP shortly. Their music has been described as americana indie folk. Sylvie is a Scottish singer-songwriter whose songs reach the soul of every woman. Her song writing reflects her Scottish roots and life near Glasgow

 

 

 

 

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Juniors                Listen Again
The highly acclaimed Junior Conservatoire music programme has been running for over 50 years. Talented young musicians from all over Scotland travel to Glasgow every Saturday for tuition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Trad Ensemble is a group which has grown from within this musical melting pot. Hailing from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Arran they bring together their unique styles to create exciting arrangements of old and new music.

 

 

 


Davy Nicol
– Greenock                Listen Again
Davy’s CD ‘Greenock Road’ a tribute to the shipbuilding heritage of his home town of Grenock was critically  acclaimed when it was released last year. Dany is influenced by a wide range of genres from Folk to alternative country styles. Winner a quite a few songwriting competitions and Davy is currently working on material for a follow up album while giging heavily  extensively in his own area but at festivals throughout Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 5 at Celtic Connections Wednesday 25 Jan 5-7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 5 at Celtic Connections  Wednesday 25  Jan 5-7pm

Jan 25, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 5   Wednesday 25  Jan 
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Luc McNally & Iona Fyfe   Listen Again 
Luc McNally, a guitarist and singer originally from Dipton, County Durham. His work has taken him all over the UK and Europe performing with Sketch and Eddie Seaman as well as forging his own solo career. Iona is originally from Huntly and over ten years she has won several ballad and bothy ballad competitions as well as performing with her band in the UK.  A new collaboration, Iona and Luc combine North East Scots and English song with light guitar and piano accompaniment to showcase the rich wealth of British folksong.

 

       

The Miss’s – Glasgow   Listen Again
Audrey Tait & Michelle Low
Compelling audiences with their distinctive and intense music, The Miss’s are a hidden gem of a Scottish duo. Already established over the years, the band has naturally developed as a passion project for the two.  In addition to writing, recording and producing the forthcoming album,  Audrey has founded, produced and performed in Hector Bizerk. This work has led to two consecutive Scottish Album of the Year nominations and an extensive touring and festival history across the UK, Europe and USA.  Michelle is currently a songwriter, session vocalist, and performs and tours as lead singer in Glasville.

 

 

   

The Magpies –  Glasgow     Listen Again 
Lizzie King / Peter Keay / Doro Weber
The Magpies are an alternative folk pop trio who write and play together in Glasgow.Originating from acoustic duo Reasons To Be Cheerful with Lizzie King (lead vocals, guitar) and Doro Weber (drums, percussion), the band welcomed the addition of Peter Keay (bass, backing vocals) in early 2016. The Magpies are a relatively young band, having started playing together in January 2016. Gigging widly since their forming also released their self-produced debut; ‘Wait for the Sunrise’, bringing the endorsement from radio plays UK Wide . The summer saw the band perform at some exciting festival gigs including L Fest in Uttoxeter and Manchester Pride. Their second EP, to be released early 2017.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The Fika Collective – Glasgow    Listen Again
Lachlan Green/ Libby McGugan / Malcolm Bushby/ Sally Simpson
The Fika Collective is a newly-formed Glasgow-based group of fiddlers.  We share a love of Nordic folk music and other unusual world tunes.  We choose our music around the story and distinct visual imagery which the tunes suggest to us.  We have been playing together in different combinations for many years. Lachlan Green is originally from Canberra, Australia Hardanger fiddle . Libby McGugan, fiddle,  is from Glasgow Fiddle.  Newcastle-based fiddler, bouzouki player and singer Malcolm Bushby is from Tasmania, Australia. Sally Simpson, fiddle, comes from Portobello, Edinburgh
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Flew The Arrow – Ayr    Listen Again 
Lee McGilvray
FlewTheArrow is Lee McGilvray, an aspiring contemporary folk artist rising from the small town of Ayr on the West Coast ofScotland. Melding fleeting finger style melodies with percussive beats through an array of pleasant open tunings, accompanied by his poetic lyrics and powerful voice that collate to form a warm sense an original songwriting that is yet to be discovered. His debut EP titled “If You’d Only Care To Listen” was released last summer  before a successful round of festivals and a couple of appearances at Kin Tuts. He is laying down trcs soon for his second EP and is looking forward to another busy summer of festivals and gigs


 

 

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