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

Festival Dates 2016

Festival Dates 2016

Dec 21, 2015



Please find below a list of Festivals for 2016 – While correct at time of printing please contact the Festival for all updates / amendments / or alterations 



14-31   Celtic Connections Glasgow

29 9 |Mar Inverness Music Festival Inverness

9-14     Gallowa Music Festival -Galloway
9- 15    Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival – Glasgow
12- 14  Young at Heart Festival -Scotland
20- 22 Neil Gow Annual Scottish  Fiddle Festival– Dunkeld / Birnham
27- 29  Hawick Reivers Festival -Hawick

1-        Moffat Weekend of Music -Moffat
18-20 Edinburgh International Harp Festival
8-10   Glenfarg Folk Feast – Kinross
14- 17 Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin’ – Edinburgh
24- 26 Northern Streams – Edinburgh
29- 10 Tradfest – Edinburgh
28- 1 May  Shetland Folk Festival – Lerwick

29-1   Girvan Traditional Folk Festival  – Girvan
6-8    Moniaive Folk Festival – Moniave
13-15 Fife Traditional Singing Weekend – Cupar
20-22 Strichen Festival
20-22 Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival
20-29 Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
22       Dundonald Music Festival
26-29  Orkney Folk Festival
26-29 Knockengorroch World Ceilidh    
 Montrose Music Festival 
27-29 Border Gathering -Kelso
27-29 Strathyre Music Festival    

3-5     Arran Folk Festival
3-26  Glasgow West End Festival 
9-12   Culross Festival
9-12   Eden Festival – Moffat
10-12  Keith Festival TMSA
10-12 Loanhead Music Festival
10-12 Crail Festival
17-19 Killin Music Festival 
17-19  Skye Storytelling Festival & GlendaleGathering  Isle of Skye
17-19 Solas Festival – Blackuthven
24-26 Falkland Traditional Music Festival
22-3   July East  Neuk  Festival -Fife
25-26 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival -Portsoy

3-5   Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival
5-10 Ceolas Music Summer School – Daliburgh
Feis an Eilein – Isle of Skye TBC
9-12   Stonehaven Folk Festival
9-12   Furness Tradition Festival
13-16  Hebridean Celtic Festival – Stornoway
16-17 Lossiemouth Folk Festival 
15-17 Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 
29-30  Aberdeen International Youth Festival  
22-24 Cullerlie Traditional Singing Weekend
22-23 Ugie Folk Festival
22-23 Wickerman Festival – Dundrennan
30-2 Aug  Southern Fried Festival – Perth
29-31  Speyfest – Fochabers

4-6     Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
8-14  Piping Live – Glasgow
17-21 Marymass Folk Festival – Irvine
18-21  Milwaukke Irish Fest USA
17-21  Mull of Kintyre Music Festival – Campletown
19-21 Innerleithen Music Festival
25-28 Tonder Folk Festival – Denmark
25-29 Peebles Arts Festival   TBC

4-12   Blas Festival – Portree
2-4    Kirriemuir Festival
2-4    Portpatrick Folk Festival  
Penfest – Penicuik  TBA
7-11   Linlithgow Folk Festival  TBA
15-18 Ceol Cholsa – Isle of Colonsay
16-18 Douglasdale Folk Festival 
23-26 Dunbar Traditional Music Festival (The Belhaven Best)
25-27 Isle of Jura Music Festival 
30-1Oct   Loopallu Festival – Ullapool
23-25 Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival   

Selkirk Sessions  TBA
7-9    Ullapool Guitar Festival 
Glasgow Americana Festival TBA
6-10  Shetland Fiddle & Accordion Festival
7-15  Celtic Colours -Cape Breaton
21-30 Scottish International Storytelling Festival   Edinburgh
28-30  Dunfermline Folk Weekend
29 th   Perth All Scotland Accordion & Fiddle Fest

3-6  Perthshire Amber Festival  Dunkeld

Denholm Festival  TBA

If you wish to be included in the Festival Listings please email 

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Gigs in and around Glasgow in December 2015

Gigs in and around Glasgow in December 2015

Dec 1, 2015

Some up and coming gigs in December 2015 



Star Folk Club
Tues 1 Dec  Malinky
Tues 8 Dec  Haggerdash

Tue 1 & Wed 2 Dec The ProclaimersGlasgow Royal Concert Hall 7:30
Fri 4 Dec Wighton Welcomes the Traddies – Central Library Dundee 14:00

Sat 5 Dec Barluath – the Tower Digital Arts Centre – 19:30

Sat 5 Dec – Gordon Duncan Jn “Tides” Album Launch , McKays Hotel Bar & Restaurant Pitlochry  – 20:00
Thurs 10 Dec Innes Watson & Mike Vass Live The Lismore Bard Glasgow 19:30
& Tues 15 Dec in the Folkklub – The Admiral Bar Glasgow
Sat 12 Dec The Treacherous OrchestraDrygate Glasgow 19:30

Thurs 17 Dec Sophie Rogers – King Tut’s Glasgow 20:00

Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Fri 11 Dec Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sat 12 Dec Moncrieff Church Hall East Kilbride

 If you have any gigs that you would like us to advertise please send your information to 

TradBeats on Skye! 28th & 29th November 2015

TradBeats  on Skye! 28th & 29th November  2015

Nov 21, 2015

TradBeats  on Skye! 28 & 29 November  with Sophie Stephenson – is a fantastic new youth project for 14 -25 years young – so oldies ore oote!!!! But if you ‘oldies’ fancy a weekend without the young whippersnappers – GIVE THEM AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT !!! a project! They get to meet magic folks while learning about —
Gaelic mouth music, beatboxing, step dance and much more!!!

Concert and workshops with Shooglenifty, Griogair Labhruidh, Sophie Stephenson, Lewis MacRae, Mairi Britton and Eilidh Munro. !!

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye.

#TradBeats #StepDance #Gaelic #Beatboxing
Shooglenifty ScotlandSophabulous StepsSeallGriogairMàiri DannsaEilidh Munro MusicSleat, perfectly Skye  with GriogairEilidh GoudieSophie Maureen Stephensonand Màiri Britton.

More information about tickets and accommodation for the weekend,  

trad Beats 28th - 29th November

Ian Bruce & Ian Walker – Rutherglen Town Hall Wednesday 18th Nov 2015 7:30

Ian Bruce & Ian Walker – Rutherglen Town Hall Wednesday 18th  Nov 2015 7:30

Nov 17, 2015

Ian Bruce & Ian Walker – Rutherglen Town Hall Wednesday 18 th  Nov 2015 7:30 pm

“Ian Bruce and Ian Walker are well known singers and songwriters in their own right, and were in fact a hardworking duo some years back, but then decided to go their own solo ways. Recently the duo re-formed under the name Bruce & Walker and have been gigging around Scotland and beyond, causing quite a buzz along the way with a mix of their old and new songs. Columating in their new CD of “Born To Rottenrow”


This release consists of a DVD and CD combination set and sells for the price of a double album. The DVD, which was filmed before invited friends in the informal surroundings of Ian McCalman’s Kevock Digital Studio, Lasswade, includes songs from their older repertoire – for example, Ian Bruce’s Blodwen’s Dream, Blue Denim Days and Ian Walker’s Hawks And Eagles and Some Hae Meat. There is also a guest appearance by Fraser Bruce who sings The Grey Funnel Line and The Hills Of Isle Au Haut.”


They have been out giging with their new CD material and you can catch them on Wednesday 18 th November in Rugherglen Town Hall On Line booking   :- Link
You can also see Mrs Bruces’ Boys on Friday 20th November 2015 in Kilbarchan Old Library  Brilliant venue and brilliant gig!

Ian Bruce & Ian Walker

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.



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

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