Glenfarg Folk Feast 8 -10th April 2016

Glenfarg Folk Feast 8 -10th April 2016

Apr 5, 2016

Genfarg 38th Folk Feast – 8-10 April 2016
In Backstage at the Green, 2 The Muire, Kinross, Perthshire KY13 8AS
hile details are correct at time of printing please check with the Festival/ Festival website for any updates or alterations!
Friday 8th April  Ceilidh Dance 
From the parish of Orwell – Milnathort, Gail & Neil Paterson along with David Summers Junior and occasional guest band members make up this well established and renowned ceilidh band! The opening Ceilidh is a must for festival goers from dance calling to festival guests and artists dropping a song or two  throughout the evening make it the complete Ceilidh
Saturday Concert
Saturday 9 th  April
THE EMILY SMITH DUO – Has been cancelled due to Emily having laryngitis. – we all wish her a speedy recover
But please to say that the other half of the duo – Jamie MClennan , Emily’s husband will be performing with James Fagan!
Jamie McClennan and James Fagan, aka The James Brothers. Bringing together New Zealander and a Australian, they combine as a brilliant duo of vocalists/instrumentalists and the interplay of bouzouki. With an new full length CD “Bonzer!” released in February this year, bringing us music and song from their birth homes – ‘Antipodean and Colonial Roots music’
Husband and wife multi award winning duo from the Tarland in Doric country!, Shona and Paul are both experts in their own fields and outstanding as a duo! Paul, performer, composer of such acclaimed productions of Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbons and as a much sought after tutor tutor, is the “standard bearer” for fiddle playing in his native area . Shona’s Scot’s song/ballad singing as well as fiddle player, winning  Scots Singer of the Year award in 2009 and the  finalist at the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003 and 04. Together a stunning duo!
MAURICE DICKSON–  Sad to say that Maurice  also had to cancel due to a sever throat infection, we all send him get well messages and hope to catch him along the way
Originally from Haddington residing in Edinburgh Gill is a regular visitor to the Glenfarg Folk Club, a very accomplished singer / songwriter and stalwart of the Scottish folk scene with three solo albums to her credit and many amalgamations with other artists. Touring extensivley through the UK as well as further afield in Europe and in New Zeland Also tours with her one women show ‘Toasting the Lassies’ telling the stories of the women in Robert Burs’s life and other notable stage performances
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No festival would be complete without them ! Stalwarts of the Glenfarg Folk Club. These lively performers get you singing! with well known choruses to joining in (even if they did not want you to do so!!!) newer songs – some from their own ‘pen’ . A wealth of talent who make you feel part of the show! The club is world renowned for being a singing audience – so come along and join in!  Well done to one and all yet again for a fantastic welcome and festival weekend.
Sunday 10 th Concert
Scotland’s finest well known son is Dougie MacLean! Singing about the area he grew up and lives in, brings Perthshire glorouries to the listener,  told in the manner of the tradition bearer, with the skill of a painter who brings the story alive.   Dougie is also a great story teller – or should that be he has plenty of good stories to tell!, making each performance memorable
The Crazy Gang are in town tonight! Roberto Cassani, Owen Nicholson and Dave Clelland, three very nearly middleaged goons, will display a dazzling array of male-pattern baldness, sartorial disgrace and hot musicianship for your entertainment. And we expect a huge dose of banter into the bargain. There will be banter with swing, swing with songs, songs with a smile and smiles on your faces! An act you will remember for some time, hopefully for the right reasons! Sit back and get your laughing muscles ready for this one.

A first-time visit to the Feast for this talented husband and wife duo  During 17 years of part-time touring, Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) and Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar, banjo) built a reputation for fine songs, stunning harmonies and spontaneous, (occasionally outrageous!) off-the-wall humour, they have six albums out! Kip who was raised in Holland, Germany, England, Scotland….also lived in France for a while – considers herself ‘fiercely’ Scottish and Dave Wilson originaly from Linconshire is now recognised as one of the UK’s best contemporary, acoustic songwriters. A great wordsmith, his songs are sometimes challenging, often lyrical, but always poetic and have been widely covered  by Vin Garbutt, and Anthony John Clark amongst many others.
A real coup for the Feast! The Singing Kettle’s creator and former star, Artie Trezise is back in town with his exciting new production, Tartan Tales, featuring traditional songs and stories with a Scottish accent. The show will include action packed, enthralling and interactive songs such as Three Little Pigs and The Train To Glasgow, all delivered in a unique, charming and engaging style. There will be lots of joining-in and singing for all the audience, children and adults alike. A must show for the weekend! 

Write your own original, entertaining and funny song. The theme this year is “The Times They Are A Changing” in recognition of our move to Kinross. The judge will be Tich Frier, International Songster and Humourist.
“Blow the inner tray of an empty matchbox the furthest.” Have you got the Puff for this fun event? Can you beat the world records of 5.86m (Men) and 5.50m (Ladies)? Gone are the chandeliers that hampered high altitude puffers so there are no excuses this year, but who knows what hazzards may be lurking in our new venue!
On Saturday Sandy Stanage is the tutor for a Guitar workshop has stepped in due to Maurice Dickson indispositions The Green Isle Room. 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. He is truly brilliant in his field as a guitarist, tutor, and workshop performer and his two CDs from 2000 and 2004 ( Crossing the Line and The De’il and Other Cronies) both received huge critical acclaim. Sandy has performed on a number of occasions at the Club and also solo at the Feast.
The hosted Singarounds are always popular and busy. They take place on Saturday and Sunday 11.30am to 2.00pm. There will also be plenty of opportunity for sessions around the hotel and surrounding area.
While details are correct at time of printing please check with the Festival/ Festival website for any updates or alterations!
See you at the festival! Liz 

Saturday on Celtic Music Radio

Saturday on Celtic Music Radio

Apr 2, 2016

Some changes to the schedule today,to bring you not one, not two, but THREE wonderful live concerts….

A new voice on Celtic Music Radio, Tony Mack, presents his first show today from 8am-10am, and then from 10am until noon, Moira Kerr hosts “Sounds Celtic”.


At EIHF-logo-2016noon, we have our first live outside broadcast of the day. We’re heading through to Edinburgh to broadcast an afternoon from the Edinburgh International Harp Festival – where we’ll have interviews, live performances and lots of good music.



From 6pm, we have our second concert. Recorded live on Thursday at King Tut’s, we bring you highlights of “Calmac Culture” music finals – featuring:

Bella Gaffney Music (2016 DKOS Finalist)
James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band 
Whitehill Grove
The Begbies
Kat Healy
Tom Vevers
Angus Smith & North 56
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Then at 8pm, we head across live to the Radisson Blu for the second day of the Irish Country Weekend.glasgow_raddison narrow

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Music To Your Ears – Irish Country Weekend

Music To Your Ears – Irish Country Weekend

Mar 26, 2016


Celtic Music Radio in assocciation with Paul Claffey Tours presents live coverage of the Irish Country ‘Music to Your Ears’ weekend.

Celtic Music Radio will be there and broadcasting the entire weekend live!

Friday night will be a special edition of Thank folk it’s Friday presented by Ross Macfadyen. For this Friday only the show will be renamed as ‘Thank Folk it’s Country’! The show will be starting at 6pm with the venue performance starting at approx 8.30pm.

Saturday night a Sounds Irish special with David Marks will introduce the line up from 6.00pm with the venue performances Starting at 8.30pm.

On Sunday afternoon the presenter of Celtic Music Radio’s top country show Stewart Fenwick will introduce Johnny Brady. Stewart will be on air at 12 midday and Johnny Brady should be on stage at around 2.30pm.

On Sunday evening Celtic Music Radio’s own queen of Irish country Mary Kathleen Burke will be standing by in the studio to host the after-show party when Johnny finishes and will be broadcasting until 8pm, rounding off our festival of Irish Country Music.

It promises to be a great line up including Mike Denver, Michael English, Declan Nerney, Patrick Feeney, Johnny Brady, Caitlin Murtagh and Stuart Moyles.

It’s going to be a fantastic event so tune in this weekend for great music and mighty craic!


St Patrick’s Festival Family Day Sat 12th March 12 – 5:30

St Patrick’s Festival Family Day Sat 12th March 12 – 5:30

Feb 23, 2016

Events taking place in and around Glasgow  6  – 19 March -with the Festival Family Day takes Merchant Square and Merchant City place on Saturday 12 March from 12 noon until 5.30 pm and will be broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio.




Other venues include, STUC Building, Woodlands Road; The Bungo, Nithsdale Road;  Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre in Daisy Street ;  Govanhil Library ; Sweeney’s on the Park ; St. Helen’s Church Hall ;

You can view the festival programme here.

The Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival esteems to promote and celebrate the rich Irish cultural heritage of Glasgow and Scotland. The multi-generational Irish community in Scotland have through the years contributed positively to all sectors of Scottish society.

The festival looks to act as a vehicle to continue to celebrate this Irish tapestry while promoting and celebrating the cultural diversity of modern Scotland. Glasgow’s St. Patrick’s festival is open to all the citizens of Scotland.

Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting live from The Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival on Saturday 12 March from 12 noon in the Merchant Square, Glasgow – come and join us!

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97,000 Listeners Enjoy Celtic Music Radio @ Celtic Connections

97,000 Listeners Enjoy Celtic Music Radio @ Celtic Connections

Feb 1, 2016

Celtic Music Radio 95FM, Glasgow’s charitable community radio station, has just completed a marathon live broadcast session at Celtic Connections.

The station’s team of volunteers brought the festival to over 97,000 listeners across Glasgow and around the world via its Internet stream to 176 different countries. A further 32,000 listened in via Dunoon Community Radio.

“Celtic Music Radio 95FM has once again proved its commitment to promoting Scottish music and culture to as wide an audience as possible,” said Alex Jenkins, Chair and one of the station’s founding directors.

“During Celtic Connections we profiled over 70 artists from Scotland, England and the USA. We were delighted to be part of such a successful music festival.”

For the fifth year in a row, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) provided an outside broadcast unit for Celtic Music Radio live performances, operated by Honours’ degree students.

Patrick Quinn, Senior Lecturer in Audio Technology at Glasgow Caledonian University, said: “New for this year was Celtic Connections on Campus, a celebration of young musical and technical talent hosted by GCU and supported by Celtic Music Radio. This was a huge success with the four concerts attracting a live audience of over 500 with many more listening worldwide.”

“The experience gained by the all the students involved with Celtic Music Radio during Celtic Connections is unique and prepares them so well for their future careers.”

Alex added, “We’d like to thank everyone who listened in, and to all the musicians who performed for us. Stay tuned for more great music!”

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Sessions at Celtic Connections

Sessions at Celtic Connections

Dec 30, 2015

Looking forward to Celtic Connections?
Of course you are!
We will be returning to the Buchanan Suite in the Royal Concert Hall and running live on air sessions once again.
If you’d like to be considered for a session, please email your details, biography and links to your music to
Celtic Connections
We’ll be in touch soonest, but remember we are all volunteers!
The only rule is that if you are successful in gaining a place on the Danny Kyle Open Stage, we cannot offer you a session. It’s jist no fair!
Look forward to hearing from you!
GCU Celtic

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