Celtic Music Radio – Auction on Ebay from 20th March 2017

Celtic Music Radio – Auction on Ebay from 20th March 2017

Mar 20, 2017

Ebay Items for auction for funds for Celtic Music Radio
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heck out all items we have for auction – Link

Thank you to one and all for your most generous donations to raise funds for the station!
Please bid as much as you can all funds go towards paying  the bills!

 

 

 

Items For Auction :- 
Glenfarg Folk Feast  7- 9 April 2017
On Auction = 2 x Sunday Night 9th April  2017 Concert Tickets Donated by Glenfarg Folk Feast (Closing 1 April)
Ebay Link
Sunday 6.30 to 10.00pm. Final Fling Concert £25.00/ per Ticket Book Price

(Selling out fast!)
Appearing :- Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe /Na LeanaiMaurice Dickson

 

 

 

Greentrax has most generously donated  10 CD’s from it’s catalogue for us to sell to raise funds
Ebay Listing    (Closing 16  April)
Alan Bell – The Cocklers / Hamish Moore – The Bees Knees /Jack Evans – Once Upon A Time In The North  /Barbara Dickson – Words Unspoken  /Scotland Now – The Music & The Song  /Eric Bogle – By Request  /Celtic Collections – Vo 7 – Songs of East Lothian and The Forth /  Tam White’s Shoestring  – The Real Deal  /The Captain’s Collection – Captain Simon Fraser -1773 – 1852  /Greentrax 30 th  Anniversary – The Special Projects  The most generous offer will be accepted- Value £120 +

 

 

 

Girvan Traditional Folk Festival  Friday 28- 90 April 2017 (Closing 1 April )

Ebay Listing 
Girvan Folk Festival have very generously donated two All Inclfusive Festival Weekend Tickets !! Book Value £80 Included is all concerts / workshops / open stage/ competitions / late night extra!

This year’s artists include: – Sylvia Barnes and Sandy Stanage / The Friel Sisters   /  Kathy Hobkirk / Steve Turner  / Carol Anderson and Rosie Lindsay / The Tattiehowkers Ceilidh Band  / Oakum Row / Susana Tornero  /Chris Miles and Gary Matthews / Francy Devine / Trapeze Entertainment / Haggerdash   / Failte

 

 

 

Skye Records have generously donated 8 CD’s from their catalogue
Skye Records is a small independent record label and recording studio based on the Isle Of Skye .
Ebay Link
Babellfish –International Disgrace   /Ewan MacPherson – Norther  / Iain Copeland – A Northerly Land  /Peatbog Faeries – Croftwork
Peatbog Faeries / Live Pipedown – Roag  / Session A 9 – What Road? (last one in the box!!!)  Sketch – Highland Time

 


Moniaive Folk Festival
4 – 7 May 2017  Festival Tickets  x 2  x £40 each book price  

Concerts
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Thursday 4 Ryan Young  & Jen Butterworth    / Friday 5 Ceilidh + festival guests /
Sat 5 Top Floor Taivers  www.topfloortaivers.com/  /  Radim Zenki   / John Langan Band    /
As well as workshops / Artie’s Tartan Tales / Festival Procession / Festival Club /Late Nigh Extra/ Storytelling / Tea Dance / Festival Buffet / Puppets/ Survivors Sessions   

 

 

 

Edinburgh and Lothian Branch of The TMSA(Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland) 

Ebay Link  
Have donated 2 tickets for one of their Concert/ Ceilidh  on the Saturday Night at their Northern Streams Festival  21 – 23 April 2017 Saturday 22 April: Evening Concert & Ceilidh 19.30-23.00 £12 per ticket
The Grassmarket Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA
Harta: Christine Martin – Nyckelharpa, Ross Calderwood – Smallpipes, Jack Evans – Guitar, Bouzouki, and Whistles (Scotland)
‘A new trio from Skye and Lochalsh, ‘Harta’ plays an intriguing mix of old Scottish melodies and dance tunes alongside music drawn from the Nordic traditions.’  
The Northern Streams Ceilidh Band (Scotland/Finland/Sweden/Norway)

 

 

The TMSA ( Traditional Music And Song Association of Scotland ) have very generously donate a bumper package of TMSA merchandise with some limited editions !

Norman Buchan’s 101 Scottish Songs/ Wee Red Book
Norman Buchan’s 101 Scottish Songs/Wee Red Book DVD recorded at Celtic Connections
TMSA 25th anniversary songbook with Hardie Press ‘Come Gie’s a Sang’
TMSA 50th anniversary limited edition badge
3 x Young Trad Tour CD’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Music Radio Live from St Patrick’s Festival Merchant Square 18th March 12 pm 2017

Celtic Music Radio Live from St Patrick’s Festival Merchant Square 18th March 12 pm 2017

Mar 18, 2017

Celtic Music Radio is holding its third Radiothon to raise funds.

The station, the first in Scotland to be supported by its listeners, is running the three-day Radiothon from March 17 to 19 in conjunction with Glasgow’s  St Patrick’s Festival 

 

 

Kicking off on Friday, March 17, from 12 noon till midnight, we will be joined in our studios by a wealth of talent performing live sets throughout the day.
Presented by Liz Clark 1 – 3pm
12 pm  Snuffbox, featuring Young Trad Musician of The Year 2017, Charlie Stewart, cellist Rufus Huggan and Luc McNally guitarist/singer

1 pm  Sheena Wellington – Scotland’s national treasure !

2pm   Members of Breabach 

   Sheena Wellington

  Snuffbox

  Braebach

 

Presenter Gordon Hotchkiss 3- 6pm

3pm  St Francis Pipe band – don’t panic ! only talking and playing CD  you can hear them live tomorrow !

4pm  Calum Baird, who’s also on along with The Wakes in The Admiral Bar at 7:30

5pm   tbc

More acts are due to be announced.!

We will be live from Merchant Square on Saturday, March 18 at Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival  12 -5pm with:-
The Southside Fiddlers
Connect Choir
St Roch’s Ceili Band
Sharon Taylor Academy of Irish Dancers  
St Francis’ Pipe Band
Trip  
The Wakes.  

On Sunday , March 19 we will be running an online auction of donated items via Ebay with our presenters keeping you up to date with the latest items up for auction. If you have anything you would like to donate for the auction please let us know by emilaing: info@celticmusicradio.net
We are asking you kindly to ‘put your money where your ears are’ and help support the station that reaches around 80,0000 listeners worldwide, is run entirely by 35 volunteers, broadcasts 24/7 365 days of the year with live programmes even going out on Christmas Day and Hogmanay.
It costs around £2,500 per month to keep the station on the air. We rely on donations /  sponsorship  / advertising.  If you could afford to give a donation or even a small monthly donation of £3 – £5, we reckon that’s not a bad return for so much of your kind of music.

On behalf of us all at Celtic Music Radio: Thank you for all your past support and for continuing to support the station.

Details of how to donate to Celtic Music Radio are available on its website at www.celticmusicradio.net/donate.

If you are a UK Tax payer, please donate via BT MyDonate and check the Gift Aid button!

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

House Concert – 1st May – Tia McGraff

House Concert – 1st May – Tia McGraff

Mar 6, 2017

TIA McGRAFF HOUSE CONCERT AT CELTIC MUSIC RADIO

CELTIC Music Radio is pleased to announce that Canadian singer/songwriter, Tia McGraff will be its House Concert guest on Monday, May 1.

Internationally renowned and award-winning, Tia’s incisive and sparkling Americana/Country albums have brought her deserved praise with one critic describing her as a “female Gordon Lightfoot with the stage presence and voice of an angel”.

With Scottish/Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent is haunting and soul-gripping.

She tours and performs with her husband and co-writer, Tommy Parham, and it’s their love and passion for each other, their music, and their fans that makes them one of Americana Music’s favorite sweethearts.

Her 2015 album release, Crazy Beautiful, made the first round Grammy Ballot nomination for Americana Album Of The Year – her six album releases beforehand were Break These Chains; Outside of The Circle; Diversity; Day In My Shoes; Small Town Life and Jewel’s Café.

“Tia’s videos, numerous nominations and awards have earned her a growing global fan base and great respect within the music industry”

“We are so pleased that such a high profile artist has agreed to come to our Admiral Street studios for this House Concert.

“It promises to be a special night.”

To reserve seats for this event please email:  houseconcerts@celticmusicradio.net

We have held two previous successful House Concerts featuring Eef Barzelay and Ags Connolly.

Danny Kyle Open Stage Showcase 2017 Sunday 5th February 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Showcase 2017 Sunday 5th February 2017

Feb 5, 2017

I am delighted to announce the 6 finalists in this years Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections
Liz Clark – Producer and Presenter of the DKOS
Had 71 Acts on Stage – consisting of 200 + artists
Who came from:- Aberdeen  Airdrie Aberdeen/ Argentina / Ayr / Balquidder / Barrow – In Furnace/ Berlin / Bishopbriggs / Bishopton/ Borders / Brighton / Buckie / Canada / Cumnock / Devon  / Dumfriese / Edinburgh / England/ Fife / Gairloch / Glasgow / Gourock / Greenock / Insch / Isle of Lewis / Ireland /Kilmarnock / Kilwinning / Liverpool / Manchester / Motherwell / Newcastle / Orkney / Paisley / Rutherglen / Wales!
All of them winners!
Out of all the winners we have the 6 finalists who will showcase their set and all return next year for a support slot at Celtic Connections 2018
Here is your showcase artists of 2017

An Dha – Brighton –    Listen again to performance on 4 Feb 2017
Jaya Hanley / Sarah James
“Experience the fire of Scottish Traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection and the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk Duo An Dh, And Dha means ‘The Two’ in Gaelic, two musicians , a Violin and a Cello, on a journey exploring life and music together.
An Dha are a Fiddle and Cello duo writing and performing folk  music that combines styles and genres to explore the boundaries of contemporary fok music. They formed in 2013 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire after Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sara James visited the Isle of Skye and were entranced by the beauty and music of the island.  In 2016 they won the London Fiddle Convention Competition, various awards in the St Albans Folk Completion’s and were finalists I the Bath Folk Competition” .

 

 

Avocet – Glasgow –  Listen again to first performance on 1 Feb 2017
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”#

 

 

DopeSickFly    – Glasgow   Listen again to first performance on 27 Jan 2017
Ant /Wendy/Chris / Joe / Calum
Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Soul, Rock, Poetic, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk. With lead singer/poet Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum macrae with his Jazz background, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy Rae, DopeSickFly truly emanates a new refreshing alive sound. There’s a confidence and power to the band’s live set that at times can be mesmerising. The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Funk Rock Hybrid known as Dopesickfly project an upbeat feel good vibe inviting everyone to join in with catchy hooks and to dance their hearts out. Dopesickfly are encouraging & sing of life, connecting to all ages of people; making music for people!

 


Marianne McGregor – Orkney/Glasgow  Listen again to first performance on 24 Jan 2017
Growing up in Orkney Marianne was exposed to a rich environment of all things musical, creative and expressive. Although primarily a jazz singer, Marianne has taken influence from various other styles, incorporating a breathy folky twist into her voice. In the time since finishing her music degree in 2015, she has used songwriting as a soothing creative outlet for personal storytelling and expression, using smooth bluesy/folky vocal tone and her unique pallet of textures to communicate and engage with the listener. Although she is relatively new to the role of singer songwriter, Marianne hopes to continue writing and performing in this unique and quirky style.

 

The Magpies –  Glasgow –   Listen again to first performance on 25 Jan 2017
Lizzie King / Peter Keay / Doro Weber
The Magpies are an alternative folk pop trio who write and play together in Glasgow.Originating from acoustic duo
Reasons To Be Cheerful with Lizzie King (lead vocals, guitar) and Doro Weber (drums, percussion), the band welcomed the addition of Peter Keay (bass, backing vocals) in early 2016. The Magpies are a relatively young band, having started playing together in January 2016. Gigging widly since their forming also released their self-produced debut; ‘Wait for the Sunrise’, bringing the endorsement from radio plays UK Wide . The summer saw the band perform at some exciting festival gigs including L Fest in Uttoxeter and Manchester Pride. Their second EP, to be released early 2017.

 

 

WHɎTE – Glasgow/ Aberdeen – Listen again to their first performance on the  26 Jan 2017
Alasdair Whyte and Ross Whyte
Emerging Gaelic electronica duo released their debut album, Fairich as part of Sound Festival in Aberdeen on 21 October 2016.  Each from very different musical backgrounds (ambient electronica and traditional Gaelic), their songs have drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett.  Following several successful live performances throughout Scotland and radio play on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Travelling Folk’, WHɎTE secured funding from Creative Scotland to record their debut release.  Fairich was recorded in the late summer of 2016 at the University of Aberdeen and in a cave beneath Dunnottar Castle and features a selection of arrangements of rarely-heard 17th 8th century Gaelic songs as well as original compositions.

 

Once again well done to all the Finalists
Also to our media partners Celtic Music Radio for airing / recording/ advertising The Danny Kyle Open Stage 2017
See you at the place 5 pm tonight ! Liz 

 

Here are the list of Highly Recommended artists who took part:-

Awry  
Balter 
Beth Malcolm
Carma
Eabhal
Eilidh Firth Trio
Elia Davidson
Ellie Ford 
Eriska 
Folky MacFolk Face 
Footerin Aboot 
Harry Harris  
Iona Fyfe & Luc McNally
Kate Kyle  
Noah 
Roelle  Blue
Southside Fiddlers 
The Boys With The Lion Head 
The Rowies
The Step Brothers Music
The Trials of Cato
Trip  
Velvet & Stone 
Yoko Pwno   

 

“Celtic Music Radio is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and advertising to fund the station.  Running costs approximately £2500 per month, we would ask if you could either donate when you can, or text CELT22 £amount – send 70070 , or even set up a standing order for £5 – £10 per month?  for a 24 / 7 – 365 days per year of your of the music you love to listen too! – Thank you for listening and supporting the station and keeping the music going”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 15 5th Feb at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 15 5th  Feb  at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Feb 4, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 15 Saturday 5  Feb 2017
Danny Kyle Open Stage is broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Archive
While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments

 

 

The Meadows –  Carmarthernshire – Wales    Listen Again
Melody Meadows/ Fantasia Meadows / Harvey Meadows/ Titania Meadows
The Meadows play original works, both instrumental and sung, along with fresh interpretations of folk music from various traditions, predominantly drawn from Celtic culture. Their concerts are an ethereal journey of sounds: a fusion of atmospheric, contemplative, emotional textures combined with high-energy, exhilarating folk music which gets people dancing. To date they have played numerous concerts, including charity tours, various festivals and events across the U.K., The Wales Millennium Centre, along with BBC Introducing, international radio airplay, articles in the press including Celtic Life International and Celtic Guide

 


Kate Kyle
– Dumfries  –  Listen Again 
Kate is a young  singer/songwriter based in Dumfries.  Writing songs  soulful country and folk influenced. Kate gigs around her local area performing at Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival / Thornhill Music Festival / Festival of Politics as well as local clubs and events.  Kate has also won awards for her songwriting  and is also out performing as a duo with Elia Davidson.!
She was  the South Scotland finalist for Holyrood Rocks 2015 and went on to compete and perform at Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. This lead onto being asked back to perform as a featured artist, 2016, Festival of Politics. Upcoming performances include, Wee Burns Supper Festival, The Beatles Charity event, Maidens of Music, Arts Festival – Guitar Strings, among others.

 

 

 

An Dha – Brighton –  Listen Again 
Jaya Hanley / Sarah James
“Experience the fire of Scottish Traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection and the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk Duo An Dh, And Dha means ‘The Two’ in Gaelic, two musicians , a Violin and a Cello, on a journey exploring life and music together.
An Dha are a Fiddle and Cello duo writing and performing folk  music that combines styles and genres to explore the boundaries of contemporary fok music. They formed in 2013 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire after Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sara James visited the Isle of Skye and were entranced by the beauty and music of the island.  In 2016 they won the London Fiddle Convention Competition, various awards in the St Albans Folk Completion’s and were finalists I the Bath Folk Competition” .

 

Elia Davidson – Dumfries –  Listen Again
Sixteen year old singer songwriter Elia Davidson won the Amnesty International Youth Awards Songwriting Competition in 2015 and was invited to judge this year’s entries in London alongside Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) and Neil Amin Smith (Clean Bandit). Merchant City Festival (via Scottish Music Centre), at Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and at Youth Beatz. In November of 2016, Elia was chosen to play on the Creative Scotland funded Hit the Road tour performing in Dunfermline, Dumfries and Glasgow. In addition to touring, Elia was fortunate to participate in a series of songwriting workshops alongside the likes of Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Findlay Napier, Callum Wiseman (Prides) and Ross Leighton (Fatherson). Elia also performs in a duo along with Kate Kyle!
Elia released her self- titled debut EP on Smart Indie in 2016 and is looking forward to returning to the studio in the summer of 2017 to record her follow up EP.

 

 

While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments

We wish you all a fantastic festival and look forward to catching up with you along the way
Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland 

 Any queries  or enquiries regarding the Danny Kyle Open Stage please  contact Liz Clark direct on dkos.info@yahoo.com

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 14 Friday 3rd Feb at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 14 Friday 3rd Feb  at Celtic Connections 5- 7pm

Feb 3, 2017

Danny Kyle Open Stage Day 14 Friday 3 Feb 2017
Danny Kyle Open Stage is broadcast live by Celtic Music Radio 5-7 pm and on Archive
While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments

 

 

 

 

South Side Fiddlers – Glasgow – www.facebook.com/TheSouthsideFiddlers
Cara Conway /Robbie Fisher /Molly Adams / Mairi Docherty / Katie Maguire / Robyn Haig / Niamh Doohan / Breanna Wilson /Sarah Donaldson / Mhairi MacKenzie / Eve Boyle / Izzy Gillespie / Mairhead Campbell / Anna Gardiner / Catriona Duff
The Southside Fiddlers are an enthusiastic and exciting group of young musicians from Glasgow. They are taught by Louise Hunter who has been running her fiddle school for fifteen years. The group have played at many festivals both at home and away. They delight audiences wherever they go with their mix of Irish and Scottish traditional music and their love of performing.       Listen Again 

 

Foinse – Airdrie – Listen Again 
David Browne / Benedict Morris / Mairi Therese Deighan/ Callum Convoy
Immersed in the Glasgow Irish scene from a young age, Foinse are a group at one with the tradition. Having learned their art through Comhaltas, they have each honed their skills and talents into producing a real taste of Ireland in their music.  All four members are award winning musicians in their own right, having multiple All Ireland medals in their respective instruments: fiddle, flute, piano and bodhran.  While the melodies of their sets are overflowing with tradition, it is the accompaniment that drives their music, giving the audience a truly authentic experience of Traditional Irish Music.

 

Gem Andrews – Berlin  – Listen Again
Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gem Andrews was born in Liverpool in.  Gem Andrews writes Americana and folk music with an honesty and rawness that takes the listener by surprise and cuts to the quick. Her new album ‘Vancouver’ is a dark and melodious meditation on the forces pushing us from home and pulling us back. Gem and her heartrending tones take us with her on many journeys; across countries, continents and oceans, seamlessly blending the shifting landscapes with the movements of her own heart. Her work is firmly rooted in her beloved Alt. Country and Americana traditions, with influences from Kitty Wells to K.D Lang.

 

 

Awry – Perth  –  Listen Again
Morgan Brown /Markish McNeilly / Alex Urquhart – Taylor / Tim Lane
Birthed from the verdant belly of The Forest arts collective in Edinburgh, the infant awry quickly became known for a very specific and laudacious behavior known as the ‘PSYCHEGAELIC ceilidh…
Awry quickly grew into a strange but precocious child that delights in making mirthy musicals broths twisted together from the woody sound of acoustic instruments, potent electrics and the Gaelic language spoken here north of Hadey ‘s wall …
Awry have a reputation for being able to make people whirl like a dervish and dance like loons but also dream, drift and doodle…

 

 

 

While correct at time of printing please check with artists site and Celtic Connections website for any alterations or amendments

We wish you all a fantastic festival and look forward to catching up with you along the way
Thank you for the support of MusicNewsScotland 

 Any queries  or enquiries regarding the Danny Kyle Open Stage please  contact Liz Clark direct on dkos.info@yahoo.com


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