Festival Fling 2-4pm Sat 31st with Skipinnish from Killin FF 2016

Festival Fling 2-4pm Sat 31st with Skipinnish from Killin FF 2016

Dec 31, 2016

Festival Fling on the final Saturday of the year brings you Skipinnish from the Killin Music Festival of 2016
So if you were unable to get into their live gig last night in Killin listen to them from back in the summer and the first year of the new Killin Music Festival 

 

 

 

The comeback to the Festival Circuit of the renowned Killin Music Festival  in 2016 was welcomed by one and all.  (16-18  th June 2017  )A fantastic weekend of music for their first year back was full on.
Once of the bands who kicked up a storm was Skipinnish – with a debut new line up including for the first time Norrie MacIver and  back the wonderful fiddler the renowned Archie McAllister gives us two fantastic sets – just the right note for an early Hogmanay Party on Celtic Music Radio!
Angus MacPhail and Andrew Stevenson met while studying at what is now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and originally formed the band with a mission to champion classic Scottish Highland West Coast music.
They built a solid reputation as a musical powerhouse over several years with their exhilarating live performances that set audience’s feet stomping in venue after venue.
With well-received  release of their stunning 2014 CD Western Ocean to add to  their previous releases and new music in the pipeline they are a group not  to be missed!
The line up consists of Angus MacPhail on accordion, Andrew Stevenson on bagpipes / whistles, Norrie MacIver on lead vocals, Jonathan Gillespie on Keyboard, Alasdair Murray on pipes and drums and drummer Rory Grindlay.

Have a fantastic Hogmanay! Don’t forget to join Gordon and I on our Hogmanay show 10 pm till 1 am in 2017!

See you at the place !

Happy New Year!
Auntie Liz

Festival Fling Sat 17th December – Paul McKenna Band concert & John Renbourn concert

Festival Fling Sat 17th December – Paul McKenna Band concert & John Renbourn concert

Dec 17, 2016

Festival Fling Sat 17 December brings you Paul McKenna Band  from the Moniave Folk Festival 2016 and a tribute to John Renbourn , his concert of 2014 at The Acoustic Music Centre in Edinburgh – an integral part of The Edinburgh Festival every year 

 

 

 

In 2015 they had a years residency in Walt Dissnae – sorry  – Walt Disney World – where they shared dressing rooms with a host of characters, yes ‘real’ characters right off the Disney page.   They are now thankfully back in the real world in Scotland and have had a busy year touring / writing and recording.  Paul has also undertaken a solo tour this year and another in the spring. (Check his Facebook Page  for up and coming dates) Paul also recently dropped into the studio to see our Gordon Hotchkiss – you can hear that interview again on   Catchup  Hour 1 Hour 2  Hour 3!
In this their 10 th anniversary year, the Band released their stunning 4 th  CD “Paths That Wind” back in April which they took on a very successful tour and were once again back at The Moniaive Folk Festival where today’s concert was recorded
 Some tour dates for the diary:- 
Paul McKenna Band Tour Dates 2017
6 May  De Lantaern – Nieuwegein
10 May Schloss Trebsen – Trebsen
13 May Nurenberg Folk Club

The Moniaive Folk Festival Next years date 6 -8 th May 2017
My thanks once again to the Committee and volunteers at the Moniaive Folk Festival for making me most welcome once again .

To John Weatherby and Kris Korn of Soundsense for recording of the festival – my grateful thanks!


The second concert today is a John Renbourn Concert recorded at The Acoustic Music Centre in Edinburgh in 2014 – John sadly passed away in 2015 and I have been much requested to play this concert again. So in memory of a musical great, gentleman and much missed man please enjoy his music.

You can listen again to these concerts on Tuesday 20th 10- midnight

Festival Fling 10th Dec 2-4pm from The Stonehaven Folk Festival 2016

Festival Fling 10th Dec 2-4pm from The Stonehaven Folk Festival 2016

Dec 10, 2016

Festival Fling Sat 10 Dec 2016. Today’s concerts come from the stunning 27 The 2016 Stonehaven Folk Festival!
It brings you Paisley lad Tony McManus (now resident in Canada!)and residents in Glasgow The Scott Wood Band

My warmest thanks to The Stonehaven Folk Festival Committee and volunteers for once inviting me to the festival and to John Weatherby and Kris Koren of Sound Sense for grateful assistance in the recording of these concerts  

 

Tony McManus
Self taught , he released first self titled recording in 1996, followed by Pourquoi Quebec in 1999 which propelled him into world wide audience. While the release of Ceol More in 2002 that Tony’s stature reached new heights of recognition, in recognition of this he was nominated as Musician of the Year by both the BBC Folk Awards and The Scottish Traditonal Music awards, in 2002 “Ceol More” hit the Critic’s Album of the year list in Acoustic Guitar magazine and named “Live Ireland Awards” Album of the Year.

He had giged throughout the world from Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville, has appeared at Guitar Festivals in Soave and Pescantina, Sarzana and Francacorta Italy; Frankston, Australia; Issoudun and Bordeaux France; Kirkmichael, Scotland; Bath and Kent, England; Bochum and Osnabruck, Germany. In 2004 he appeared at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in the “All Star Guitar Night” featuring Steve Morse, Bryan Sutton, Muriel Anderson, Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten and headlined by the legendary Les Paul. While also highlighting his talents at the more classical Dundee and Derry Guitar Festivals ,  Uppsala Guitar Festival , The Bogotá International Guitar Festival where he followed virtuoso Eduardo Fernandez.
Today his live work ranges from intimate solo performance through his trio with brothers Gary and Greg Grainger to the quartet Men of Steel (with fellow guitarists Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta and Don Ross). He is an enthusiastic collaborator both as a leader and as a sideman having worked with the top national and international artist He has collaborations and contributions to over 60 albums!
His 2009 release “The Makers’s Mark” saw him showcase 15 of the finest luthier built guitars available. More recent releases are Mysterious Boundaries / Not Necessarily Celtic / Celtic Finger style Guitar and Round Trip with Beppe Gambetta

This a welcome  return visit to the Stonehaven Folk Festival For Tony – I interviewed him at the festival and ply that for you at a later date! Enjoy!

The Scott Wood Band
The  Scott Wood Band started off as a trio back in 2012 and burst forward as a band with their album ‘ Upsurge’ released August  2015 to a world wide audience .
“Much has changed since their first EP as a trio in 2012. The Scott Wood Band have embraced their musical and personnel change, and created a ground-breaking debut album entitled: Upsurge Described as “a collaboration of the most promising young Scottish Musicians”, and fronted by one of the world’s leading young bagpipers, the band features finalists from the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year and BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year competitions. In 2014, they achievements were recognised when they were nominated as ‘Folk Band of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
They have collectively toured the world with bands such as: Mànran, Wolfstone, Skerryvore, Rura, The Mischa MacPherson Trio, Fat-Suit and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, and the band’s large and diverse following has already seen them entertain at many major festivals throughout the UK and Europe.
Scott is currently working on a new single which should be out early next year ! Will keep you up to date on that!
Band Members:-
Scott Wood
Mhairi MacKinnon
Angus Tikka
Mark Scobie
Ron Jappy

Dates for next years Stonehaven Folk Festival are 6 – 9 th July 2017
Programme will be repeated on Tuesday 13 th December 10- midnight 

Scots Fiddle Festival 2016 18th – 20th Nov 2016

Scots Fiddle Festival 2016 18th – 20th Nov 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Celebrating 20 years of Scotland’s biggest fiddle event

Scots Fiddle Festival ‘Fiddle 2016′
A spectacular line-up bringing together some of the greatest names in traditional music will celebrate 20 years of Scotland’s biggest fiddle event. With Concerts/ Ceilidhs/ Workshops / Talks / Festival Club and Sessions

 

 

Please check with festival for any alterations, amendments, additions and tickets  before attending events 

Stalls

Dissection Room  Saturday & Sunday
There will be a lovely selection of stalls from various fiddle makers, violin shops to jewelry and crafts.

Session
Dissection Room   Saturday & Sunday  10am – 5pm
Tunes!  Come and play with other musicians at the festival.
Slow session   Basement   Saturday & Sunday  10am – 5pm

 

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Courtyard Gallery     Saturday  11.30am   non-ticketedadam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Summerhall Café Live fiddle Making – Matthew Hannafin  – various times throughout the festival

 Fiddle Playing Clinic with Marie Fielding Fiddle Clinic room  Sunday  3pm – 5pm   non-ticketed

 

 

 

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Concerts -The Queen’s Hall 7:30pm – 10.00pm
Duncan Chisholm with support from Hayley & Dylan Richardson
Tickets £19/£17, under 16s £8 with an adult

 

 

 

Ceilidh Summerhall Main Hall 7:30
Pentlands Ceilidh Band are Colin Brown, Derek Rae and Garry Kellow with Iain Anderson guesting on fiddle
Tickets £9/£7

Summerhall  Festival Club 11pm -1am    tickets £4

Late night session Summerhall Café  10pm – 1pm

Saturday 19
Concert -The Queen’s Hall 7:30pm – 10.00pm

Aonghas Grant, Catriona Macdonald, Aidan O’Rourke, Liz Doherty, Paul Anderson and Chris Stout . along with percussionist Allan MacDonald and pianist Mhairi Hall Tickets £20/£17, under 16s £8 with an adult .
Many people are aware of the recent loss of Edinburgh based fiddler, Angus R. Grant, of the band Shooglenifty and son of the tradition bearer Aonghas Grant who will be performing in this concert. Angus will be remembered over the weekend with one of his tunes being played at the ‘stramash’ on the Sunday, which involves every person with an instrument at the festival playing tunes together.

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RecitalsHour long concerts on Saturday & Sunday afternoon at the Main Hall, Summerhall
12pm  Robbie Greig 
1pm    Nellie Quinn & Chris Meredith 
2pm     Seonaid Aitken 
3pm    Southside Fiddlers 
4pm    Wildings  (Jennifer Austin /Fiona MacAskil  / Sarah Hayes)

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Workshops  Room 1     10  – Summerhall
10- 11.30am   A1:    Duncan Chisholm –  Slow Air Technique  -Advanced -Room 1
10- 11.30am   A2:    Aonghas Grant – Highland Tunes  Beginner -Room 2
12 – 1.30pm    A3:   Chris Stout  – Contemporary Shetland Tunes – Intermediate/Advanced -Room 1
12 – 1.30pm    A4:   Aidan O’Rourke  – Trad Fiddle with a twist – Advanced – Room 2
2   – 3.30pm    A5:    Mhairi Hall – Mixed Instrument  All Levels  – Room 2

 

Talks at the Summerhall Anatomy Lecture Theatre
1.30pm          Fiona Scott – ‘Fiddlers in Fairyland’ book reading
2.30pm          Steve Burnett – Fiddle Maintenance
3.30pm          Fiona Scott – ‘Fiddlers in Fairyland’ book reading

Ceilidh -Summerhall Main Hall 7:30
HotScotch Ceilidh Band -Paul Chamberlain, Michael Haywood , Jim Walker – drums.

Summerhall  Festival Club 11pm -1am    tickets £4

Late night session Summerhall Café  10pm – 1pm

 

Sunday 20
Concert – The Queen’s Hall 7:30pm – 10.00pm
Adam Sutherland & friends,The Strathspey and Surreal Society
Fiddlers performing in the Strathspey and Surreal Society are:
Charlie McKerron, Lori Watson, Ross Couper, Dan Thorpe, Carly Blain, Bernadette Kellermann, Sally Simpson, Mhairi MacKinnon, Patsy Reid, Graham Mackenzie, Catriona Price, Innes Watson, Madeleine Stewart, Mairi Campbell, Shona Mooney, Rona WilkieAidan O’Rourke, Ryan Young, Lauren MacColl, Laura Wilkie.

Tickets £19/£17, under 16s £8 with an adult

Recitals Hour long concerts on Saturday & Sunday afternoon at the Main Hall, Summerhall
12pm  Neil Ewart and Luc McNally 
1pm    Gavin Marwick 
2pm    Hannah MacRae 
3pm    Gregor Borland with Bob Turner
4pm    Claire Mann and Aaron Jones  
5pm    Stramash!! Your chance to play with our performers in one of the largest sessions in the UK!

 

Workshops  Room 1     10  – Summerhall
10- 11:30am    B1:   Liz Doherty – Irish Fiddle Tunes and Technique Advanced  – Room 1
10-11:30am     B2:   Mhairi MacKinnon  – Beginner Fiddle  – Room 2
12- 1.30pm      B4:   Patsy Reid  –  Fiddle Technique -Intermediate  -Room 2
2 –  3.30pm      B5:   Catriona Macdonald – Shetland Fiddle – Advanced  – Room 1
2  – 3.30pm      B6:   Laura Jane Wilkie – developing your playing  -Beginner / Intermediate -Room 2
2  – 3.30pm      B7:   Paul Anderson – North East fiddle tunes -Advanced    – Room 3

 

Talks at the Summerhall Anatomy Lecture Theatre
12.30pm      Aonghas Grant: Fiddle Tales
1.30pm        Marie Fielding: Alternative Teaching Ideas
2.30pm        Mark Neal: Some Sound Advice
3.30pm        Sara Watkin: Musicians’ Health

 

Please check with festival for any alterations, amendments, additions and tickets  before attending events
Website: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com

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The 15th Carrying Stream Festival 9th – 15th Sept 2016

The 15th Carrying Stream Festival 9th – 15th Sept 2016

Nov 9, 2016

 

 

9 th – 16 th November – 15th Carrying Stream Festival  Edinburgh 

A Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Hamish Henderson

 

 

 

Wed   9   Bring In The Spirit        8:00 pm Summerhall  bring-in-the-spirit-lst182135
Bringing In the Spirit kicks off the Edinburgh FC’s 15th Carrying Stream Festival this week at Summerhall with their trio line-up comprising Rod Paterson, Kirsten Easdale and Gregor Lowrey. This is a seriously talented group. Rod is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s great (greatest?) interpreters of Burns songs and has been rightly highly rated as one of Scotland’s great traditional singers for years since his days with bands like Jock Tamson’s Bairns and The Easy Club.
Kirsten of the beautiful and powerful voice, “’…a God given voice that knocks you sideways” (Evening Times), is also highly regarded as a singer of Burns songs and has given performances for ‘The Centre for Robert Burns Studies’ at the University of Glasgow, as well as touring in Dr Fred Freeman’s live production of ‘The Complete Songs’.
Gregor is one of Scotland’s finest accordion players. He has travelled and performed throughout the world in many diverse line ups including ‘Blackeyed Biddy’ and ‘Ceilidh Minogue’. Recently Gregor was a guest artist Gavin Marwick’s album ‘The Long Road and the Far Horizons’ (Journeyman). He appeared in the film ‘What We Did on Our Holiday’ which featured Billy Connolly.
Time: doors 7:30pm / showtime 8pm   Admission: …. £10 (non-members); £9 (concession); £6 (EFC members)

nancy-nicolsonThu 10   ‘They Sent a Wumman’: Nancy Nicolson at 75  – Scottish Storytelling Centre  – 7.30 pm  
A celebration of Nancy Nicolson, the “cultural crofter” from Caithness. Renowned for her quirky & poignant songwriting & storytelling skills, Nancy was once described as “an instant ceilidh”. This celebration to mark her 75th anniversary will feature, among others, Nancy’s fellow Caithnessian writer George Gunn, singer & multi-instrumentalist Annie Grace, jazz pianist Brian Kellock & cello player, singer & composer Wendy Weatherby. The celebration will be preceded by a book launch of Nancy’s Collected Songs (Grace Note Publications)    £10.00, £8.00, £7.50

 

Fri  11   ‘You’re Wanted, Lads’: Frontline Voices from WW1  Storytelling Centre ea-mackintosh – 7.30 pm
Hear from the testimonies of ordinary soldiers from Perthshire & Aberdeenshire, collected over many painstaking years by Jock Duncan in Jock’s Jocks, a one act play featuring Scott Gardiner, Chris Wright, Charlie West and Gary West.
Also experience the poems & tunes of Seaforth Highlander E. Alan Mackintosh, with biographer Colin Campbell plus Neil MacLure and Linn Phipps.
A special marking of Armistice Day for the Carrying Stream Festival, in association with Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies Archive.        £10.00, £8.00, £7.50
hamishSat 12   Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture      “No Ivory Tower: 12.30 pm
Hamish Henderson and Academic Life”   Prof Frank Bechhofer
With songs from Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre   Edinburgh City Chambers  

Free admission

 

 

Sat 12   Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh  8:00 pm Summerhall chris-and-m
The virtuoso partnership of England’s premier flatpicking guitarist and “the greatest Celtic harper of our age” (LIVE IRELAND) has by now brought its unique musical vision to twenty-two countries on five continents. Chris and Máire have performed at over 175 folk, Celtic, arts, harp and guitar festivals in Europe, the USA and Australasia and have given almost two thousand concerts in venues large and small – from the tiniest of historic churches in England, Germany and Italy to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney’s Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne.
£12.00, £10.00, £8.00

 

tmsa-edinburgh-lothian-branch-logoSun 13   TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch   Singing Session  The Canon’s Gait, Canongate EH8 8DQ  – 3.00. – 6.00. pm. 
As part of the 15th Carrying Stream Festival (2016), The Traditional Song and Tunes group welcomes the TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch to join them in a splendid session, downstairs at the Canon’s Gait, 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ Celebrating the legacy of Hamish Henderson and those who inspired him. For all singers, musicians, story-tellers, listeners everywhere. FREE. Preceded at 2.00.pm by Edinburgh & Lothians TMSA Branch AGM (members only able to vote). Further details from: eltmsa@yahoo.co.uk or 0795 1918366 or 07762 101002. Also in association with Edinburgh Folk Club – more details about The Carrying Stream Festival 

 

Sun 13   Ceilidh House Night  Summerhall  8pmedinburgh-folk-club-logo
Margaret Bennett, Fraser Nimmo, Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally

Margaret Bennett is a leading Scottish writer, folklorist. ethnologist, broadcaster and singer whose main interest lies in the field of traditional Scottish folk culture and song. “Margaret embodies the spirit of Scotland,” was Hamish Henderson’s glowing endorsement. Fraser Nimmo is a far-travelled Scottish folk singer and songwriter whose songs cover the whoile gamut of human experience and are delivered with flair, wit, compassion and serious musicianship on guitar and banjo. Dere Street are a duo from the Scottish Borders, playing guitar, mandolin and small pipes, with well-crafted songs in the tradition of the Border Ballads.    £10.00, £8.00, £7.00

 

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Mon 14   ‘From Thurso to Berwick: Remembering Morris Blythman’   Scottish Storytelling Centre  7:30 pm
A Rebel Ceilidh Come All Ye celebrating the songs & poetry of Morris Blythman (Thurso Berwick), the “Magic Marxist” of the Scottish Folk Revival. Songs Republican & Radical, Nationalist & Internationalist. The inspiration for a generation & more of singers & songwriters. Starring Alastair McDonald. With Raymond Ross & Corinne Harris.

£10.00, £9.00, £7.50

 

Wed 16   Clive Gregson    Doors 7:30 -8:00 pm Summerhall band_1364680618_clivegregson
Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer. He started his professional music career in 1980 as the leader of cult band Any Trouble. Along the road from pop frontman to singer-songwriter, Clive has followed many musical diversions. Clive relocated to the USA in 1993. He continues to tour regularly and write prolifically.

£10.00, £8.00, £7.00

 

 

While Correct at time of printing please check with festival for any alterations, amendments or additions

Eva’s ‘ Coffee With A Danish’ Mon 7th Nov 12pm Studio Guest Sheesham Lotus and ‘Son

Eva’s ‘ Coffee With A Danish’ Mon 7th Nov 12pm Studio Guest Sheesham Lotus and ‘Son

Nov 1, 2016

 

Sheesham Lotus and ‘Son – First Guest on Eva’s ‘ Coffee With A Danish’ on Monday 7 th  November 2017 12pm

 

 

 

 

Sheesham Lotus and ‘Son -Sheesham Crow/Lotus Wight /’Son Sanderson

Formed at the start of the new millennium & Famously – Born to entertain!!!  referred to as “Mississippi Sheiks meet Doctor Seuss as curated by HG Wells” Sheesham and Lotus and ‘Son have created a sonic and visual presentation of old time high stepping music which is completely unique. Fiddle, Banjo and Sousaphone make up the core of this outfit coplimented by Contrabass-Harmoniphonium, Harmonicas, and Jaw Harps, Bones and BuckDance, with great sibling harmonies!

The show has it’s roots in the Vaudeville and Juke Joints of the American South,  where Mississippi Riverfolk meet the Appalachian Highlanders; the blues meet he fiddle tunes with a rollicking and full flamed conviviality one mightconsider outrageous!

Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son have established themselves as an act that has it all, combining astounding musicianship and fearless grooves with a show that is dynamic and entertaining.

Put another way! You would NOT sleep through their performance ! and will come out with the biggest smile on your face! – fantastic entertainment.

CD’s include  – Sheesham and Lotus- Old Time Fiddle & Banjo 2006/Everytime!2009/ Five Miles From Town2011 / 1929  The  New Kings Of Old-time -2012 / The High Stepping Music

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UK Tour
Tues Nov 1: HopBarn, Southwell, www.thehopbarn.org.uk
Wed 2: The Atkinson, Southport, www.gratefulfreds.tumblr.com
Thurs 3: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy, www.kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.uk
Fri 4: Fyvie Folk Club, Aberdeenshire, www.fyviefolk.org.uk
Sat 5: Tin Hut, Gartly, by Huntly, www.tinhutsessions.co.uk
Sun 6: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan, www.facebook.com
Mon 7: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, www.traverse.co.uk
Tues 8: Dundee Acoustic Music Club, www.facebook.com/DundeeAcousticMusicClub/
Wed 9:  HEART, Headingley, Leeds, www.heartcentre.org.uk
Thurs 10: The Cross Keys, Selattyn, RSVP  jockt66@gmail.com
Fri 11: The Green Note, London, www.greennote.co.uk
Sat 12: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, www.squareandcompasspub.co.uk
Sun 13: The Canteen, Bristol, www.canteenbristol.co.uk


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