Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 12 Thurs 3rd Feb at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 12 Thurs 3rd  Feb  at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Feb 2, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 13 Thursday 3 Feb 2017
Danny Kyle Open Stage is broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Archive
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Cara Davaar  – Buenos Aires – Argentina    – Listen Again
Clara Davaar unifies an eclectic and worldwide energy through her music, as an Opera Singer that has lived, studied and worked in Africa, India & Brazil. She plays the Kora (African Harp), piano, traverse flute and percussion. Through her music you can receive ‘a great inspiration and healing’.
You can listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Io9lBg7X28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieXDIh6jX8A

 

 

Eilidh Firth Trio – Glasgow – Listen Again 
Eilidh Firth / Alistair Paterson / Rachel Wilson
Eilidh Firth is a Glasgow-based fiddle player specialising in Scottish traditional music. Eilidh grew up in Dundee and began playing the violin at the age of six. In 2013, she graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a Bachelors of Arts in Scottish Music.Eilidh has been a member of the five-piece Scottish folk band ‘Barluath’ since 2011 and has performed at festivals and concerts in Germany, France, Denmark and the USA. She features on two Barluath albums, ‘Source’ (2012) and ‘At Dawn of Day’ (2015). 2016 will see the release of Eilidh s first solo EP ‘Searchlight’ that features Alistair Iain Paterson on piano and Alice Allen on cello. This four track EP showcases some of Eilidh’s own compositions and tunes from the Scottish and American traditions.

 

The Stumblers – Kilmarhock – Listen Again 
Niall O’Flaherty/ Stevie Smuith/ Taylor Buntain/ Glen Robertson / Ruaraidh Quinn
The Stumblers are a modern Scottish Folk Bandk, combining the revered ancestry of Celtic melodies with the lyrical substance of protest-era folk, sprinkled it with the classic instrumentation of gluegrass, and deliver it all with the passion and fire of punk rock.   Nothing can be written to accurately convey the reality of the band in full flow. Their debut album ‘Remarkably Simple For Complex Individuals’ is out now!

 

 

 

Footern’ Aboot – Buckie   – Listen Again 
Calum Jones /Lewis Wiles/ Macaulay Ross/ Rowan Duncan
‘We are Footerin’ Aboot. An up and coming young band of lively lads from Moray.
We perform a jumping upbeat set of traditional tunes, original songs and compositions and the odd popular cover given a celtic twist.  2016 has seen us perform at events such as Speyfest, Belladrum and the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festivals as well as weddings, functions and fundraisers from Grantown to the Black Isle. With Macaulay joining the band earlier this year our performance has moved to the next level and we hope 2017 will see us go onward and upward, perform at more festivals and events, release our debut single  and take our music further afield’.

 

 

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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 12 Wed 1st Feb at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 12 Wed 1st Feb  at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Feb 1, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 12 Wednesday 1 st Feb
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Avocet – Glasgow –     Listen Again 
Sam Grassie / Herbie Loaning/ Iona Zajac
“Having met through the traditional music scene in Edinburgh and Glasgow at a young age, samaniona decided to combine forces in making contemporary music with a traditional folky feel to it yet also influenced by blues and world music.  Sam’s finger picking guitar style reminds one of the likes of Bert Jansch Joining him are Herbie on double bass, and Iona, whose distinctive vocals are best described as soothing and haunting at the same time”

 

 

Yoko Pwno – – Edinburgh  Listen Again 
Yoko Pwno’s mixture of Scottish trad and electronica has been turning heads and winning fans since their inception in 2013. Fronted by the twin fiddles of Lissa and Lewis, two players steeped in the Edinburgh session scene, the band’s hybrid approach to electronic music recalls everything from elements of techno greats like Juan Atkins through to the ambient-leaning dance of 4tet. Combining an exciting live set with a well executed, original take on the music of their country, Yoko Pwno are an act not to be missed!

 

 

 

 

Murran – Bishopbriggs –  Listen Again
A song writing partnership formed through a chance conversation at work, Carol and Pauline have over the last three years played together at various festival open stages and local open mics/folk venues.  Over the past year they have been focussing on their song writing spending time with and learning from such as Karine Polwart, Findlay Napier, Iain Morrison and other experienced artists. Carol is mid-way through a Masters degree in songwriting at the University of the West of Scotland under the watchful eye of David Scott (The Pearlfishers) and one of her recent songs was played on The Janice Forsyth show on BBC Radio Scotland and also been a guest on Ross MacFadyen’s show on Celtic Music Radio earlier in the year. Pauline and Carol are developing as a duo, experimenting with different instrument/vocal combinations and are excited to see what 2017 brings Murran’s way.

 

 

Terry Balfour – Band – Glasgow –  Listen Again 
For the past few years Terry has enjoyed playing Mandolin, Guitar and singing with Gaelic, Folk /Americana group Macanta. Throughout his musical journey with Macanta, Terry has been afforded the privilege of playing on such programs as BBC Rapal, Tadio Nan Gaidmeal, Gun Sgott and playin various Festivals which encompass the Celtic genre>   Terry has agsorbed many different musical styles while playing in a rich diversity of rock, jazz and folk ensambles.  He has utilised His comprehensive musical talent and performed with a range of artists such as Christine Bovill and Skippinish.  Last hear released a rock single, he now wishes to channel his experiences into more diverse work which is more fitting to the Folk Fusion Market!

 

 

 

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Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 11 Tues 31st Jan at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 11 Tues 31st Jan at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Feb 1, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 11 Tuesday 31  Jan
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Eabhal – Glasgow    –    Listen Again
Hamish Hepburn/ Megan MacDonald / Jamie MacDonald / Nicky Kirk
Eabhal are four young musicians who met and began making music together on the Outer-Hebrides’ Isle of Uist. Playing folk and traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Asturias and further alongside self-penned tunes and Gaelic songs, they produce a melting pot of sound representative of their very different backgrounds.   Since the release of their self-titled E.P the band have toured throughout Scotland and England and taken their music over to Europe with plans set to return later this year.

 

 

Joseph Miller  –  Paisley    – Listen Again 
Joseph Miller is a singer and songwriter based in Glasgow, Scotland.  In 2012 he started playing small shows around London where he was living and working at the time. In early 2014 he independently released an acoustic collection of songs titled The ‘One-Take’ sessions. The tracks were originally recorded as demos in one take with just an acoustic guitar and vocal. The release was praised by several online blogs who celebrated his striking voice and emotive lyrics. In November of 2014 Joseph was personally selected by Christina Perri (‘Jar of Hearts’/’A Thousand Years’) to open for her on the Glasgow stop of her ‘Head or Heart Tour’.  He has also opened for Stu Larsen, Tom Speight and Into The Ark as well as many of Glasgow’s very own rising talent – Mick Hargan, Sharon Martin and Panic Anchor. Not only has he opened for artists of such high calibre but he has headlined many of Glasgow’s most iconic venues – King Tuts, o2 ABC2, QMU, The Old Hairdressers, The Glad Café and most recently Cottiers Theatre.

 

Daisy Doherty – Glasgow –   Listen Again
Is a 19 year old singer song writer based in Glasgow. Although, I had been writing songs for years, I only began to perform them properly in 2016 – really letting my passion for music, and my talent for it, flourish. My music and song writing is based primarily around my voice, which throughout the years has developed into its own unique style. It is clear my songs are rooted in folk music through the stories that are told within them, however to the ear they appear to have a slightly soulful twist.  2016 was an exciting for me, and gave me the opportunity to play in some of Glasgow’s great music venues: The Old Hairdressers, Broadcast, Record Factory, and the Hug n’ Pint to name but a few. I look forward to more exciting and musical times ahead in 2017.

 

 

Jamie Quinn & Ayden Murray –  Glasgow       – Listen Again
After playing together for several years at various sessions across Glasgow, Jamie and Ayden have decided to take their relationship to the next level and form a duo with a previously unheard of level of physics knowledge. Both studying at Glasgow University, Jamie towards a PhD in Maths and Ayden towards an BEng in Electronics and Software Engineering, the duo first met as part of the university’s Folk Music Group, playing at concerts including Celtic Connections on Campus and Oxjam. As a duo, playing a combination of self-written compositions and both modern and traditional session tunes from all over Scotland, Ireland and Canada, Jamie and Ayden have been part of events including the university’s yearly evening concert and Glasgow’s very first Kale Festival

 

 

 

 

Tom Vevers   Glasgow  – Listen Again 
writes music about love, life, loss and personal experiences combining witty, poetic and story-driven lyrics; catchy, attention-grabbing melodies and a strong, emotive and unique Scottish voice to create memorable music that buries itself in the mind of the listener. Tom’s approach to songwriting is unique in its vulnerability; his ‘heart on the sleeve’ approach draws people in, making his live performances intense, emotional “pin drop” affairs.  He has been performing for several years and has been gaining considerable attention within the Scottish music scene. He has had his music featured on several radio stations, online blogs, performed at various festivals and performed on several Scottish music television programs including Rapal TV for BBC ALBA and the Riverside Show (now Live At Five) for STV Glasgow. More recently, Tom performed his first London show at the Roundhouse in Camden as part of Rising Sounds 2016 and has continued to build his audience with sell out shows at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Broadcast and Nice N Sleazys. Work has begun on Tom’s new recording. ‘Exactly What You Need Right Now’ is scheduled for release in 2017 with production work handled by Tom and Robbie Orr, a Glasgow-based musician and producer. The album will convey the raw, immersive and emotional performances that Tom achieves in his live shows , and will be supported by a series of launch shows and performances throughout the year towards the recording’s release.  2017 looks set to be another exciting year for Tom and his music.

 

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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
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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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