Ian Bruce Studio Guest on Sparks and Burns Sunday 26th Feb 6 to 8pm

Ian Bruce Studio Guest on Sparks and Burns Sunday 26th Feb 6 to 8pm

Feb 22, 2017

A Great supporter of Celtic Music Radio is coming in for a chat and and song or two with Sparks and Burns  on Sunday 26 Feb 18:00 – 20:00 GMT  Sharing with you his early influences and some ‘NEWS’  so tune in !

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Bruce  
Renowned singer, songwriter and producer  Ian Bruce has brought his voice  and music to us over the last 30 odd years enthralling all who hear him.  He continually builds on his  fan base from Rutherglen to Russia, Glasgow to Germany, Uddingston to the USA and Edinburgh to England!

 

Sparks & Burns

 

 

Come and join him on The Sparks and Burns show for some live music and chat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Bruce Upcoming gigs :-
Touring in Holland – Bruce and Walker in March 2017  
Out wiht Auld Hat New Heids (stunning success at Celtic Connections!) 31 March Portree , Isle of Skye ; 1  April – The Corran Halls Oban ; 21 April – The Vineburgh Centre Irvine ; 28 April The Old Library Centre  Kilbarchan
Out solo in May !

 

Some of Ian’s Recordings:-
Ain’t That Pretty? Live in Germany Ian Bruce & Victor Besch

Above the Wild Water – Ian Bruce & Victor Besch – 2012
The Orange & The Rowan – Ian Bruce & Victor Besch  2003

Also Various tracts on ‘Complete Songs of Robert Burns’ By Dr Fred Freeman 2007

The Best of Mrs. Bruce’s Boys – Fraser & Ian  – 2015
Born to Rottenrow – Ian Bruce & Ian Walker   – 2014
Hits & Pieces – The First 30 Years  – 2011
Rhythm & Burns –  2010
The Demon’ Dance – 2004 
The Naked Truth Vol 2  – 2004
Jigs, Jives & Jacobites – The Ian Bruce Breezeband  -2000
Allow Tales  -1999 
Hodden Grey – 1998
Annie Laurie (ep) Ian Bruce Breezeband – 1997 
A Kind & Gentle Nature – The Ian Bruce Breezeband  – 1996
The Naked Truth Vol 1  – 1995 
Free Agent – 1994
Out Of Office – 1992
Blodwen’s Dream – 1990
To Far from She  – 1989

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Live from Celtic Music Radio Studio, Admiral Street . Saturday 4th Feb – 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Live from Celtic Music Radio  Studio, Admiral Street . Saturday 4th Feb – 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Feb 4, 2017

Saturday 4th Feb live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
Live from Admiral Street Studio  11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5 February 2017

From 11am – 5pm Local and international artists with music / interviews / chat
From 5-7 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage   – any enquires re DKOS email Liz at dkos.info@yahoo.com

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11am John Malcolm
Stalwart of the Scottish music folks scene John brings a rich story and teller of tales through his music and song.  From his many years with the folk group Cruachan with a highly recommended ‘Loose Change’ album to his duo with storyteller and author Stuart McHardy, and his solo performances, not to mention being a valued member of The Lanarkshire Song Writers Group and their CD releases.  John also works with children in schools under the New Makars Trust ensuring that generations of children know where the stories and songs come from and encouraging them to learn, to write their owns songs ensuring that the music continues and grows.

 

 

 

12pm Freereelin
Davy Lees / Lesley Thompson / Stuart McQueen 

Freereelin’ are a feisty ceilidh band playing ‘across Fife, Tayside, Stirlingshire, Perthshire, West Lothian and beyond, Freereelin’ are a 3-piece group of experienced musicians whose passion is for great music, energy and fun.’   All have and play in different amalgamations and groups over the years and bring rich blend of their musicality, humour and passion to lively trio. From weddings to Ceilidhs, corporate to concerts they can get folks dancing in the aisles and singing along to well kent songs.

 

 

 

1pm Les Vieux  
Bill Macaulay / Ely Farrelly / Sandy Semeonoff

Cajan comes to Glasgow in the form of local group Les Vieux. Strutting out their music so that if you close your eyes you are transported to the Louisiana Boyous.  Gigging in and around Glasgow are a firm favourite of lovers of Cajan music as well as collecting new recruits along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2pm Lizabett Russo Trio  Appearing at Celtic Connections 4 Feb The Mackintosh Church along with 3Hattrio
Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo stands out in the most cluttered of genres, marked out by her Romanian heritage and her wealth of travelling experience. She brings a diverse and eclectic range of influences to her tracks, which move from traditional acoustic ballads to up-tempo jazz – and just about everything else in between. In 2013, Lizabett self-released her EP entitled The Traveller’s Song  Gigging extensively through the UK from clubs to the Cambridge Folk Festival and supporting such acts as Rachel Sermanni, Rozi Plain, Tim Edey and Trembling Bells .

 

 

 

 

 

3pm Adam McCulloch   
Well renowned local singer Adam McCulloch  brings his rich deep seated Scottish traditional music to the fore in his performances and song writing, blended seamlessly with his distinctive gypsy jazz and bluegrass influences with his trio.   With a well received and critically acclaimed debut CD ‘In These Times’ firmly placing him, either as a solo artist or with his trio, on the Scottish folk scene calendar from festivals to folk clubs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Live from Celtic Music Radio in Buchanan Suite, Friday 3rd Feb – 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections

Live from Celtic Music Radio  in Buchanan Suite, Friday 3rd  Feb –  11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections

Feb 3, 2017

 

Friday 3 Feb  live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
Live from The Buchanan Suite  11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5 February 2017

From 11am – 5pm Local and international artists with music / interviews / chat
From 5-7 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage   – any enquires re DKOS email Liz at dkos.info@yahoo.com

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11am Andrew Gordon

12pm David Francey   Appearing at Celtic Connections 3 Feb in the Recital Room  and 4 Feb in The Tron Theatre along with Russell deCarle / Denis Keldie and Steve Briggs
‘A proud physical labourer from a proud working class Scottish immigrant family, he spent more than 30 years toiling in the Toronto rail yards, the Yukon bush and the Eastern Townships’ construction sites – hitchhiking across Canada at least three times in the process – all the while quietly chronicling in song the triumphs and hardships of life in the trenches.’ David born in Ayrshire  took to his musical career a bit later in life but it has not held him up in any way – with 11 album under his belt numerous Junos Award from his home in Canada his songs covered by bands such as The Ranking and The Barra McNeils  as well as touring from Denmark to Dublin Australia to Austin makes a welcome return to Celtic Connections

 

 

 

1pm Russell de Carle  , Steve Biggs & Denis Keldie  Appearing at Celtic Connections 4 Feb in The Tron Theatre with David Francey
In true “the show must go on” spirit, legendary performer Russell deCarle is determined to appear during this year’s Celtic Connections, despite the fact that a key member of his band has been forced to drop out. Accordionist Denis Keldie has been advised by doctors that he should not travel across the Atlantic following a health scare. He will still be bringing multi-talented guitarist Steve Briggs over for what will be their only UK appearance this year Briggs and deCarle have appeared together in duo format on many occasions over the years and the pair have recorded a number of albums together too in joint careers that have spanned the decades. When deCarle was lead singer and song-writer for Prairie Oyster, he led the band to rack up an impressive list of awards, gold and platinum selling records and No 1 singles. When he toured in pared-back trio format in the UK last year, reviews were glowing.

 

2pm John Taylor 
John Taylor is a Scottish singer songwriter that’s currently working on his seventh studio album due for release in 2017. John’s song “Pull you through” was placed in Golden Globe and Emmy winning show “Californication” which sent the song into the itunes singer/songwriter charts around the world including number 1 in Sweden, top five in Canada and no 12 in the USA. John’s Song “Break my bones” was played on the USA show Necessary Roughness and twice in ABC’s Hit show Revenge. John has just written a song called “Battle Cries” for an independent film called Kingdom: Fall of Illandriel.

 

 

3pm 3Hattrio  Appearing at Celtic Connections  with Lizabett Russo on 4 Feb in The Mackintosh Church 
‘Uniting the veteran talents of singer, guitarist, banjo player and folklorist Hal Cannon – founder of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering – with bassist, singer and foot-percussionist Greg Istock, whose background lies in Caribbean music, and classically-trained violinist Eli Wrankle, 3hattrio’s atmospheric, jazz-inflected songs express their collective artistic response to their desert home amid Utah’s Zion Valley. “Haunting melodies and lyrics. . . a sense of place that speaks to universal conditions” (Green Man Review)

 

 

 

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Live from Celtic Music Radio in Buchanan Suite, Thursay 2nd Feb – 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections

Live from Celtic Music Radio  in Buchanan Suite, Thursay 2nd Feb –  11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections

Feb 2, 2017

Thursday 2 nd Feb   Jan live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
Live from The Buchanan Suite  11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5 February 2017

From 11am – 5pm Local and international artists with music / interviews / chat
From 5-7 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage   – any enquires re DKOS email Liz at dkos.info@yahoo.com

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11am Tartine de Clous   Appearing at Celtic Connections 2 Feb in The Glad Café 
Geoffroy Dudouit /Thomas Georget / Buillaume Maupin
Are a singing trio originally from the department of Charente in western France. Following in the footsteps of some of the great French groups of the late 20th century folk revival (such as Mélusine and La Bamboche), they sing largely unaccompanied three-part harmony arrangements of the traditional songs of their native land.
‘In the arrangements or in the sound, the debt to Melusine is obvious. We often sing their own arrangements, in concert. But if the sound of the French and English 70’s revival folk is a landmark, our ears bathe in the collecting. And as we prefer to sing around a table in a row of onions on a stage, we have preferred to the recording studio a systematic recording of our songs in “concert”, on the street, or even between us, when envy We took it. Recorded in places that sound, rather than in a studio where you would then apply effects. A record where you travel according to atmospheres and stories told rather than high-tech consistency.’
They will be joined by local musicians Neil McDermott (fiddle) and Alasdair Roberts (guitar).

 

 

12pm Bill Adair
As well as being a fine guitar player Bill Adair is one of Scotland’s busiest and most respected singer/songwriters. Combining influences from folk and blues, Bill’s music addresses universal themes of love, work, loss and redemption. He is equally at home singing a traditional Scottish ballad, playing blues from the Mississippi Delta or performing one of his own songs, and his performances are complemented by a natural story-telling style that is both thought-provoking and e rom his home near Glasgow, Bill is much in demand at festivals and folk clubs all over the UK and throughout Europe and New Zealand.  He is widely recognised as a renowned interpreter of the poems and songs of Robert Burns.  Born on the outskirts of Glasgow, Bill grew up in Lanarkshire in a family with strong musical leanings. His father played violin for the Scottish Concert Orchestra and his mother, although born in Patagonia, had a blood line that was 100% Welsh, so he grew up listening to the music of Mozart, Handel and Neil Gow and hearing traditional Welsh songs like Calon Lan and Ar Lan Y Mor. This diversity of music was such an in ntertaining. Bill has CD’s ‘Dusty Boots on a Gravel Road’ an stunning collaboration ‘Along The Minrers’ Rows

 

 

1pm Nathan Bell  Appearing at Celtic Connections on 2 Feb at Oran Mor 
Nathan Bell has lived life! ‘The wizened songwriter’s weary voice bleeds experience. He’s seen both sides of the coin—travelled the nomadic, bohemian path of the hard-luck troubadour, and found comfort and meaning in the stability of a family, a home and a near two-decade corporate gig. And now, with a guitar back in his hands where it should be, he’s ready to tell the tale. But it’s not just his own story he’s after. It’s a story of America, of the working classes—both blue and white collar’ He IS the Songwriter’s Songwriter, shared stages with the likes of legendary Townes Van Zandt . Has a ‘keen eye for detail, and an unapologetic penchant for the political, populist humanism of his literary heroes John Steinbeck, Jack London and Studs Terkel.’ Latest album ‘I Do This for Love’ (the third instalment in a potent trilogy that began with 2011’s Black Crow Blue and continued with 2014’s Blood Like a River), Bell has created a song cycle that is both moving and timely. As well as albums  ‘On Time , Not Dead’, ‘Only the Important Things’ and ‘Tailorland’

 

2pm Martha L Healy
Martha was raised on sounds of classic American artists – such as Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles, The Travelling Wilburys – staples of her family’s vinyl collection. She later became interested in female song-writers and country legends such as Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Sheryl Crow and felt inspired to take up the craft of writing, herself.  Her debut album, Better Days, was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2014 with David Spicher producing and Music City’s best players appearing on the release. ​For her new EP, To Be Free, Martha was eager to replicate the live experience she first tasted at the infamous Sun Studio in 2013, with the Grammy-award winning producer/engineer, Matt Ross-Spang. This time, instead of taking the streetcar down Main Street in Memphis, she took the M77 into her native Glasgow, Scotland, and recorded an EP, entitled To Be Free, with Johnny Smillie at La Chunky Studio.  So far 2016 has seen her travel to Kansas City, Missouri, to play and take part in Folk Alliance 2016 – with funding assistance from Creative Scotland. Martha has just freshly returned from Nashville, where she has been co-writing her second album and playing live at the world-renowned Bluebird Cafe

 

3pm 12  th  Day  Appeared at Celtic Connections on 22 Jan in St Andrews In The Square
Catriona Price & Ester Swift
Twelfth Day are fiddle player Catriona and harpist Esther They both sing – ‘often in unison, creating a new voice that is neither one nor the other. They both write – together, having been pals since school, weaving traditional folk with classical elements to create a music that’s outside of genre. Lyrically they combine their own experiences, inspirations and dreams, informed by musical travels around the globe and their upbringings in Orkney and the Scottish Borders. They are inseparable’ They have two albums under their belt. Also an important project Routes To Roots is an international folk music sharing project- the aim is to create a network of like-minded folk musicians across continents, all interested in preserving different cultures and learning from each other. Their initial trips to Quebec, Malawi, Brazil, and Mongolia will see Twelfth Day inviting musicians from each country back to the UK to record and tour a collaboration of brand new cross-cultural music together. As well as appearing touring their new album and at The Folk Alliance last year, they are off to Chile for Womad, appearing on 19 Feb !
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Live from Celtic Music Radio in Buchanan Suite, Wednesday 1st Feb- 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Live from Celtic Music Radio  in Buchanan Suite, Wednesday 1st Feb-  11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Feb 2, 2017

Wednesday 1 Feb   Jan live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
Live from The Buchanan Suite  11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5 February 2017

From 11am – 5pm Local and international artists with music / interviews / chat
From 5-7 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage   – any enquires re DKOS email Liz at dkos.info@yahoo.com

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9am Hermitage Green   Appearing at Celtic Connections on 1 Feb supporting Damien Dempsey O2 ABC2
Barry Murphy / Dan Murphy / Darragh Graham, Darragh Griffin, Dermot Sheedy 
Hermitage Green came together as a band in 2010 as a result of a spontaneous jam session between friends, but 2015 became their biggest year yet. Signing to Sony Music Ireland, playing sold out shows around the country and the UK, and releasing two singles ‘Jenny’ and ‘Quicksand’ , they then headed into The Mill Recording Studios to start work on their debut studio album. They have built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe gigging from  South Africa, Australia, New York, Canada, Dubai, France and London and back home in Ireland. Taking the tradition and making their own stamp on it and bringing it to an even wider audience and swelling fan base.

 

11am Eliza Carthy   Appearing with The Wayward Band and The Eskies at Celtic Connections Thurs 3 Feb 2017
Born into a formidable musical dynasty, Eliza grew up steeped in the folk traditions of England has taken her music and crossed the boundaries genre, style and sound making her very own stamp on the music scene. Her decade living in Edinburgh afforded her the opportunity to absorb the melting pot of Scotland, England and Ireland’s music which stunning. Along the way brought music to you in her own band and collaborations from Nancy Kerr, Billy Bragg, The Imagined Village, Paul Weller & Jools Holland to name but a few. With 10 solo albums, 3 with Nancy Kerr, 13 with her family the Watersons – Carthy as well as may guesting  she has certainly got her music out there

 

 

12pm Ross Ainslie   – Piper – Tunesmith – Musician
Gigging at Celtic Connections from Made in Perthshire , to the Festival Club and of course The Treacherous Orchestra
Ross plays the pipes, whistles and cittern, is a tutor, gigs from solo to The Trecherous Orchestra/ Salsa Celtic / Jarlath Henderson / India Alba as well as notable musicians of Jarlath Henderson , Charlie Mckerron and Dougie Mclean to name a few.  Ross began his piping careen under the tutelage and mentor ship  of the renowned Gordon Duncan  in the Perth and District Pipe Band coming through the strict disciples of the piping tradition laying the groundwork, to take it to his own individual and breath-taking style. From solo to duo and many recording collaborations in between, his solo album ‘Remembering’, have taken his music all over the world.

 

 

1pm Rachel Walker Gaelic Singer and Songwriter  Appearing with her show ‘Seudan’ at Celtic Connections on 2 Feb in The Tron
Rachel moved from England to Scotland in Wester Ross  when she was 8 where she learned Gaelic song and traditional music, going onto The Royal Academy of Music and Drama ( Now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) taking her on to a career in music. Gigging throughout Scotland and has supported acts such as  Runrig.  Also making a name for herself in record production, as well as a lecturer in music at the West Highland UHI and in song at Plockton. She has 3 albums under her belt – in English ‘ Braighe Loch Iall ‘,”Fon Reul – Sholus” , ‘Air Chall : Lost’.  She brings to Celtic Connections her 2015 work Seudan (Jewles) ‘weaving together, music, song, poetry, narration and dance’ to dramitise the history and mythology of the Brooch of Loren.

 

 

 

2pm Babbity Session Band with Gordon Hotchkiss
The renowned Babbity Session band with another member Gordon Hotchkiss will be in to entertain you with some of the repertoire that you can in in Babbity Bowser’s when they get together for a ‘wee tune’.

 

 

 

3pm Ella Munro Appearing at Celtic Connections 5 Feb at The City Halls
Ella Munro is a singer songwriter from the Isle of Skye, a graduate from Plockton as  studying scots song at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with tutors such as  Fiona Hunter and Rod Paterson.
Gigging around folk clubs  often gigging with Aidan Moodie & Sam Mabbett . This year she is a finalist the Young Tradition Musician of The Year 2017 (Hands up for Trad)– 5 February in the City Halls along with Charlie Stewart / Dougie McCance / Grant McFarlane / Iona Fyfe / Kim Carnie – and on the Young Trad Tour with most of the musicians later in 2017. In 2017 Ella will be undertaking 2 tours around Scotland in April and July.

 

 

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Live from Celtic Music Radio in Buchanan Suite, Tuesday 31 Jan 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Live from Celtic Music Radio  in Buchanan Suite, Tuesday 31 Jan 11 am to 5 pm at Celtic Connections 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Tuesday 31 Jan live on www.celticmusicradio.net and 95fm in the fair city of Glasgow
Live from The Buchanan Suite 11 am to 5pm at Celtic Connections from 20 January to 5 February 2017
From 11am – 5pm Local and international artists with music / interviews / chat
From 5-7 Live from The Danny Kyle Open Stage – any enquires re DKOS email Liz at dkos.info@yahoo.com
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11am  Celtic Connections  Education Programme
Education at Celtic Connections 2017 More than 11, 000 children from across Scotland will take part in Celtic Connections 2017Education Programme.=Free morning concerts for schools by leading Scottish and international musicians, and workshops in schools led by Celtic artists, will give pupils invaluable opportunities to learn about, take part in and enjoy traditional music. The annual Celtic Connections Education Programme has reached more than 200,000 children across the country since it began in 1998. Its work is supported directly by membership fees from the festival’s Celtic Rover patron’s scheme – which gives discounted rates on bookings and exclusive experiences during Celtic Connections 2017. Taking place during Celtic Connections 2017, five free morning concerts for schools in the Main Auditorium of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall by bands including Nashville-based Americana stars Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Brazilian flute virtuoso Carlos Malta, Scots Trad Awards winner Siobhan Miller and Canadian Trio Vishtèn will be enjoyed by up to 9,000 children. In previous years school parties have travelled to Glasgow from throughout Scotland to attend schools concerts, including Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway and Fife. For many of the children this will be their first experience of live music in a professional venue. Free workshops will also take place in 45 nurseries, primary schools and ASN schools throughout Glasgow. Pupils will have hands on opportunities to try out traditional Celtic instruments such as the fiddle, clarsach and whistle, and learn about and take part in song, storytelling and stepdance from leading local Celtic artists such as Rachel Hair, Joy Dunlop, Celine Donoghue, Mairi Gilfedder, Adam Brown and Rachel Lightbody. A range of more than 60 public workshops offering chances to learn about Scottish traditional music which are open to all ages and abilities will also take place throughout this year’s festival

 

12pm    The Trongate Rum Riots
Cptn. Zez Jeopardy /Mama T / Messers Coyle / Ms. Fortune / Mr. Watt / Mr. Dandelion /Mr. Gallacher – bass
The Trongate Rum Riots hail from Glasgow, a city as soaked in salty maritime tradition as their music. Originally forming as a sea shanty band to revive this rich and emotive style of music, the band has evolved over the past four years to incorporate the many influences its troupe of musicians bring on board. Their style ranges from sweaty punk to dirty folk, with the occasional bluesy lick and Balkan riff, and is equally as visceral in its plugged-in form as it is in its stripped-back acoustic set. No matter the event, the Trongate Rum Riots bring their unique and powerful style, leaving no listener safe from its pounding rhythms. Behind the joyous chaos lies an eight-piece of dexterous, talented musicians who continue to charm and exhilarate crowds around Scotland and beyond. The band had a summer full of festival show.

 

1pm     Dave Gibb
Hailing  from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village. A superb guitarist with a style that is as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, he is an established performer throughout the acoustic/folk club, festival and concert scene. Lyrically Dave is a storyteller and is determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles of the heroes. Dave got one of the first ‘Dannys’ back in 1999 as well as his first album ‘Looking at the Past’ followed by ‘Feeling Good’ 2001 / ‘Speed of the Plough’ 2003 /’Blood & Flames’ 2005/ ‘Giggles’ 2006 / ‘Avalon’ 2007 /Goldscaur’ 2009 / ‘Story Song’ 2011 / ‘Motherload’ 2015. Dave gigs extensively round the Folk Clubs and festivals and is continually being asked back!

 

 

John Graham

Jim Jack

2pm John Graham & Jim Jack
John started playing Folk Music in the 1960’s. In 1968 he founded the ‘Clydesiders’ at Glasgow University along with Sandy Kelso and Campbell Forrest. The band remained active for over 30 years, albeit with a number of personnel changes, until 2000, with John and Sandy still at the helm. During their career the band made a number of albums for Scottish Record companies Lismor, KRL and REL. They appeared regularly on TV and Radio including such programmes as STV’s Thingummyjig and Shindig, Highway with Harry Secombe, and the Terry Wogan .In 2012 the band staged a reunion concert at the ‘Fintry Music Festival’ and brought out a new album ‘Scottish Folk Songs of the West’ on the Scotdisc label.
Jim first picked up a guitar when he was fifteen years old, having swapped his train set for it with his nephew. In 1963, during the great folk revival in Edinburgh, Jim became very interested in both contemporary and traditional folk music as well as bluegrass. He formed a duo ‘The Portlands’ until 1966 .. By 1969 Jim had moved to Glasgow and joined a band called Carterhall The band made two albums; ‘I Wish You Could See’ and ‘Carterhall Live at the Doune Castle’. Jim rekindled his love of folk music six years ago when he began attending the ‘Doon The Water’ folk club at the Whistlefield Inn. John works regularly with Scottish singer Moira Kerr and plays in the Caledonian Fiddle Orchestra.  John and Jim met at a Fairport Convention Gig in Berwick on Tweed and have played together regularly since then.

 

3pm Reece Hillis
Dunfermline’s Reece Hillis is a young Soul Blues Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter. In his early teens he was exposed to the sound of the original pioneers through old records and self-found videos and music online. From this he soaked up the sounds from many artists including Sam Cooke, Al Green, Janis Joplin, The Doors, CCR, Wilson Picket, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash among many many more. It wasn’t long before he picked up the Guitar and taught himself to play through trial and error. Since then Reece has been performing constantly throughout the UK, developing his craft along the way.In 2014 Reece was a nominee for British Blues Award, young artist of the year. His debut solo, all-original album “Eclectic Soul” was released in March 2016 blending together Blues, Folk, Soul and even some Vocal Jazz, branching out into other areas and expressing the many other genres that have inspired him.

 

 

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